BOTH of Rubery’s Sunday league sides have continued their progress in this year’s WA Harris Cup after victories of differing difficulty last weekend.
Rubery Athletico dumped out Northfield Athletic following a 6-1 rout which sent them into the quarter-finals of the competition.
Adam Garmson starred with a brace, while Callum Gregory, Sean McLoughlin, Mitchell Mansfield and Rob Shaw also added their names to the scoresheet for the rampant hosts.
Penalties were required to ensure Rubery Memorial’s place in the second round, however, following a 2-2 draw with Studley Rangers.
After a confident first half from Memorial put the hosts two goals up at the break – courtesy of Dan Bramwell’s slotted finish and Nick Lawson’s tap in – the game suddenly turned on its head after the interval.
With the game seemingly won, Daniel Southall pulled a goal back to unsettle Rubery, before Daniel Brookes levelled to take the game to penalties.
Memorial made amends in the shoot-out, much in part to a couple of saves from goalkeeper James Williams, to win 3-0.
West Heath Allstars are through to the semi-finals of the Worcester Nursing Minor Cup after Chris McGrory and Jason Gibbons were both on target in a 2-1 win at Droitwich Spa Rangers.
Duke of York are also through after Tom Keogh scored both in the 2-0 triumph over Hornets.
In the only Bromsgrove Charity Junior Cup tie, Winyates advanced at Catshill’s expense with a 5-2 win.
Callow End sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Worcester Nursing Junior Cup after a 2-0 win over Crown Internazionale – courtesy of goals from Jon Mann and Kyonn Evans.
Broughsons’ 12-match winning run has come to an end after their 4-2 defeat to Perrywood AFC – the first loss suffered by the Division One leaders this season.
Meanwhile, Myles Newman’s strike was enough to ensure Bromsgrove Corinthians’ progression after a 1-0 away win at Vue Bar.
Austin Ex Apprentices had an away day to remember after returning from their Premier Division clash at Quinton Athletic with a 7-2 victory in the Bromsgrove & District Football League.
Carl Martin and Josh McGinley both netted braces, Droitwich Spa duo Connor Collins and Alex Dugmore added their name to the scoresheet while an own goal also went in the visitors favour.
The extensive list of scoring rendered efforts from Cordell White and Anton Gardner-Bennett pointless for lowly Quinton – who remain second bottom. Austin stay fourth.
Black Horse remain top of the table despite a drab 0-0 draw with third-placed Chaddesley Ravens.
Hizza United’s Lewis Amos was at the double to help his side on the way to a Division One victory over Kings Heath Albion.
Harry Nicholls was also on target at Elmden Road, helping the visitors rise to fourth.
In Division Two’s sole fixture, AFC Norton’s title challenge continued after Jason Timmington (2) struck down Chaddesley Ravens Dynamo in a 2-1 triumph.
Leaders Bromsgrove Partisan ran riot after putting eight past Easemore United in Division Three.
Braces from Nick Baker, Adam Pillinger and Adam Deeks, plus goals from Paul Halfpenny and Ashnah Powell, completed the 8-0 scoreline to keep Partisan top of the pile.
Title challengers AFC Blackwell have kept hot on Bromsgrove’s tail however, following their 4-1 away win at Grapevine & Norton.
A Craig Goldsby hat-trick stole the show at the basement side, with Luke Rowlands scoring the other.
Seventh-placed Stoke Prior’s struggles continued following their 5-0 loss at Cofton Old Boys. Karl Parkinson (2), Steven Joynes (2) and Rory Milbourne struck to push their side up to fourth.