14th Aug, 2020

Top two keep leading the way - Bromsgrove & District Football League round-up

Ben Tyler 11th Mar, 2020

SUCCESS in the cup and the league gave the top two in the Bromsgrove & District Premier Division plenty more reasons to be cheerful.

Leaders Black Horse advanced to the quarter-finals of the WA Harris Cup after making light work of Division Three Arrow Valley in a 7-2 rout at The Coppice.

As a result of the win, the Redditch side will now do battle with league rivals Quinton Athletic – with a date yet to be announced for the last-eight tie.

Winyates, meanwhile, remain in the title chase four points behind in second after hammering bottom side Bartley Reds Sunday 10-0.

In the only other match to take place in the league, third-placed Longbridge Social saw off Quinton – who are sixth – in a 3-1 success at Middle Lane.

Rubery Athletico were dumped out of the Kidderminster Hospital Junior Cup at the third round stage after a 2-1 extra-time defeat.

In a game of limited opportunities, Paddy Behan was the Athletico goalscorer to force the extra half-an-hour, only for his side to fall to a goal two minutes from time.

Division Three Studley Rangers are out of the Kidderminster Hospital Minor Cup after a disappointing 5-1 defeat to Dudley Rangers. Daniel Smiles was the visiting scorer.

Premier Division Chaddesley Ravens lost in agonising terms in their 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to CBH Fasteners in the Worcestershire FA Sunday Premier Cup.

A 1-1 draw after 90 minutes and extra-time failed to separate the two sides, before the Redditch and South Warwickshire Combination side progressed in the lottery of penalties to claim a semi-final place.

Alcester Town Sunday have kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Centenary Cup after winning their second Group A game 5-3 against Rubery Memorial.

In the clash of the Division Two clubs, braces from Tom Hawkins-Daniel and Ben Hill stole the show for Alcester, while Benjamin Briggs netted the other.

The result all but ends Rubery’s hopes for this season, while Alcester will go head-to-head with leaders West Heath Allstars in the final group game.

AFC Blackwell won their final Group A game in in the Rose Bowl in fine style against Grapevine & Norton.

An 11-0 victory sent the Division Three club top having won three of their four fixtures, but await the outcome of the final games to discover if they progress as group winners or runners-up.

Elsewhere, Division One’s Hizza United have continued their progress in this season’s Worcester Nursing Sunday Junior Cup after edging PT Eagles 2-1.

Connor Cashmore’s double led the way for Crown Internazionale in their Presidents Cup Group A clash with Bromsgrove Partisan.

The Division One side got the better of their Division Three counterparts in their 4-3 victory, with Stuart Cox and Craig Barnett also on target in a well-contested tie.

Adam Deeks (2) and James Browning were the Partisan goalscorers.

Internazionale’s group rivals Kings Heath Albion picked up a slender 1-0 win at AFC Norton to also ensure a perfect start.

Picking up their opening points in Group B are Austin Ex Apprentices, who were awarded a home walkover against Meadow Park.

Rubery Legends have leapfrogged Kings Heath Concorde and moved off the bottom of the table after a vital 3-1 away win in Division Two.

Moving into fifth, the Legends are now two points clear of rock-bottom Concorde.

In Division Three, Easemore United remain second-bottom despite putting up a fight in their 3-2 reverse at home to Duke of York – who stay fifth.

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