10th Apr, 2020

Title-chasing Albion take vital points despite Symonds hat-trick - Bromsgrove & District Football League Round-Up (Week 24)

Ben Tyler 6th Feb, 2020

DIVISION One leaders Kings Heath Albion were pushed all the way before defeating Meadow Park 4-3 in last weekend’s standout fixture in the Bromsgrove & District League.

Andrew Court, Stephen Mason, Aaron Murphy and Tom Reynolds were all on target for the table-toppers, with Xavier Symonds scoring a hat-trick for Park.

Albion remain top on 16 points, albeit having played four games more than their closest challengers Broughsons, who are a single point behind.

Park stay sixth on seven points.

In the Premier Division, Winyates went up to second with an 8-1 thrashing of Austin Ex Apprentices, and the scoreline was repeated by league rivals Bromsgrove Corinthians in the preliminary round of the Premier Cup.

Bartley Reds were on the receiving end, with James Ward (4), Jack Steele (3) and Jack Berry on target for Bromsgrove.

Longbridge Social are through to the final after winning 1-0 away to Chaddesley Ravens, thanks to Luke Wyatt’s decisive strike.

Longbridge will have to wait to learn their opponents as semi-finalists Black Horse welcome either Rubery Athletico or Corinthians in the last four.

Rubery Legends have sunk to the bottom of Division Two after losing 6-4 in an enthralling battle with relegation rivals Alcester Town Sunday.

Braces from Kemal Nadjat and Ben Hill, in addition to one each from Sean Bowden and Kyle Styles, gave Alcester their second victory of the season, leapfrogging Rubery and Kings Heath Concorde into fifth.

Kings Heath stay second-bottom after being thrashed 5-1 on their home turf by leaders West Heath Allstars. Jason Gibbons (2), Jake Wicketts, Aaron Tullett and Conor Wesley ensured the Allstars remain the runaway leaders, five points ahead nearest challengers AFC Norton sit five points adrift.

Third-placed Cofton Old Boys swept aside Stoke Prior 3-0 in Division Three, thanks to James Gasson, Karl Parkinson and Jason D’Aguilar strikes.

Bromsgrove Partisan put ten past Grapevine & Norton in the group stage of the Rose Bowl Cup. Nick Badger finished with four goals, while Paul Halfpenny (2), Paul Badger, Sam Bunn, Aaron Maycroft and Adam Pillinger also provided a clinical touch in the 10-0 rout, keeping Partisan top of Group A.

AFC Blackwell stay second after Ben Hewitt and Alex Wilkes took them past Easemore United in a 2-1 win. Joe Shaw netted the visitors’ reply from the spot.

Broughsons are safely through to the last four of the WA Harris Cup, courtesy of a 3-1 success at Rubery Memorial.

Adam Watson, Dan Gaffney and Aaron Bunn were the scorers for the Division One outfit, setting up a semi-final meeting against either Rubery Athletico and Duke of York.

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