12th Dec, 2019

Norton second after downing Concorde - Bromsgrove & District Football League - Week 14

Ben Tyler 14th Nov, 2019 Updated: 20th Nov, 2019

ONLY four fixtures in the Bromsgrove & District Football League survived the weather following another rain-ravaged weekend.

In Division Two, AFC Norton thrashed visitors Kings Heath Concorde 5-1 to move up to second in the table and close the gap to leaders West Heath Allstars to four points.

The scoreline did little to reflect the true balance of the game, however, with Kings Heath putting up a fight, as they had previously when the two sides met just two weeks previously.

Norton struck first when Ryan Burden’s corner was finally nudged into the net by Craig Williams – his first goal of the season – after a goalmouth scramble.

Further chances followed for the hosts, but they had only a single goal to show for their efforts at half-time. The second goal finally arrived when Nathan Hancock volleyed home Jason Timmington’s floated cross to give Norton a cushion.

After the ball was spilled into the path of a Concorde player and tapped into the net, the game was back on, but Ryan Burden quickly restored the hosts’ two-goal lead when he finished off Hancock’s centre.

With the victory becoming a formality, Norton struck twice more.

First, Hancock fired home from the spot after being brought down inside the penalty area, and then Burden also grabbed his second when finishing at the near post.

Chaddesley Ravens Dynamo chalked up three points at home to Royal Eagles in a 3-2 win, putting them level on points with AFC Norton in third.

Cofton Old Boys ran riot in their Division Three fixture with Grapevine & Norton, coming away with an emphatic 14-1 home victory.

Mark Cook and Steven Joynes both chipped in with five-goal hauls, Rory Milbourne fired a brace while Craig Ball and Richard Heywood both made their mark on the scoreline.

The Old Boys rise to fourth, with Grapevine & Norton still marooned to the bottom of the table and in search of their first point of the campaign.

The goals were also flying in at Bromsgrove Partisan, who ran out 8-1 winners at home to Stoke Prior to go five points clear at the top of the league.

Hat-tricks for Nick Baker and Adam Deeks, in addition to Adam Pillinger’s brace, helped the leaders to a seventh win of the campaign.

Jake Grogan netted the reply for the visitors, who remain sixth.

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