18th Aug, 2019

Late Bearcroft strike fires Red Lion to county cup success

Craig Gibbons 30th Mar, 2017 Updated: 30th Mar, 2017

DAN BEARCROFT’S dramatic late strike ensured Bromsgrove & District League side Red Lion were crowned champions of the Worcestershire FA Sunday Junior Cup with a 3-2 victory over RedMen.

Kidderminster League’s RedMen took the lead after 17 minutes when Shane Trossell fired home before Kingsley Smith levelled things up nine minutes before half-time.

Mitchell Sutor then put Lion ahead after the break only to see Danny Flower make it 2-2.

With penalties looking likely, Pete Jenvey’s cross was finished expertly by stalwart Bearcroft to gift Lion a 3-2 victory which was dedicated to club friend George Hands who was diagnosed with bowel cancer last week.

There was disappointment though for Hizza United in their Worcester Nursing Minor Cup final as they suffered a 1-0 after extra-time defeat to Clifton Rovers.

In a seven-goal thriller in the semi-finals of the Bromsgrove Charity Junior Cup semi-final, Bartley Green Illey Sunday edged past Millfield Rovers 4-3.

Colin Tandy (2), Josh Moore and Marcus George netted the winning goals for BGIS.

Two goals from Colin Rudge helped Meadow Park Youth book their place in the final of the Bromsgrove Charity Minor Cup with a 2-1 victory at Studley Swan.

And Arrow Valley will meet Park in the final following their 4-0 defeat of Rubery Legends.

Sean Brain and Joe Adams were on target for Black Horse in their 2-0 win over Studley Lions in the quarter-finals of the WA Harris Cup while Rubery are through to the final of the Division One Cup after their 3-0 victory at FC Highgate United.

Paddy Behan (2) and Shaun Smith netted for Rubery.

In the sole Premier Division game, unbeaten Meadow Park moved to the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Pilkington Sunday.

Sam Wright and Owen Hancox got on the scoresheet in Bromsgrove Athletico’s 2-1 win at FC Hop Pole in Division One while relegation threatened Wychbold RBL picked up a priceless 3-0 win at promotion chasing Chaddesley Corbett.

In Division Two, second-from-bottom Hewll edged past basement side Spa Athletic 3-2 while braces from Andy Squibb and Devante Thompson fired Winyates to a 5-1 victory over Awkies Allstars.

There were goals galore in Division Three as Cofton Old Boys thumped Bromsgrove Academicals 6-0 and Bromsgrove Corinthians cruised to a 7-1 win at Stoke Prior.

FC Bromsgrove also won 7-1, putting Chaddesley Corbett Reserves to the sword thanks to doubles from Curtis Holdam, Callum Lammas and Mark Smith and strike from Nathan Poole.

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