September 25th, 2016

Broadway United left to fly the flag in County Cup competitions

BROADWAY United are the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League’s sole surviving team in WFA County Cup competitions having reached the last eight of the WFA Sunday Junior Cup with a 5-1 victory at Wilden Village in which Jason Horsburgh scored four goals.

Elsewhere there were 3-1 and 4-2 defeats for Inkberrow and Jackson Fairfield at Bell @ Pensax and Colwall St James respectively.

League interest in the Sunday Minor Cup ended as Bengeworth and Dragons fell to 3-0 and 2-0 defeats at FC Korono and Swan Athletic respectively.

There were a couple of shocks in the Express-Funding Mick Godwin Cup as Division Three’s Pebworth upset Division Two side Cropthorne 1-0 thanks to a second half strike from McGinley to win the first round tie for the visitors.

In round two Stour Excelsior Reserves accounted for higher graded visitors Tewkesbury Town 4-2 as Smith, Watson, Venditto and Ross scored for the Shipston side and Tarling (2) netted for Town.

James Drinkwater (3) and Tom Drinkwater scored for Quinton in their 4-1 home win over Ashton 88 and Charlton Old Boys progressed with a 4-1 victory at Ambi Allsports thanks to goals from Chris Clements (2), Clarke and Foxall.

Evesham United Sunday won 5-1 at home to Ecosamba as Ashby (3), Sones and Mellings struck.

Champions Evesham WMC moved into second place in Division One with a hard earned 5-4 home win over Cider Mill. Dyke gave the visitors an early lead before the Workies hit five through Iorns (3) and Dixon (2), although second half goals from Reading (2) and Smith ensured a nervous last five minutes for the hosts.

Pinvin United cruised to an 11-0 success at Bredon as the prolific Mark Bellamy scored seven goals, whilst Phil Davies gave Bear the lead against visitors Stour Excelsior only for the Shipston side to grab a point with a second half equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw.

Bretforton Old Boys reached the last eight of the Evesham Mechanical Services Knockout Cup with a comfortable 8-0 home win over Badsey Recreation which saw Alex Baird and Steve Brown both strike twice for Old Boys.

Alderton remain top of Division Two following a narrow 3-2 home win over New Inn Pershore in which Greaves (2) and O’Connor scored for Alderton and New Inn registered through Clifton and Croy.

Second placed Mickleton Rangers eased to a 10-2 success at struggling Tesco United thanks to goals from Robinson (5), Tye, Hicks, White, Beech and Neale.

Harvington moved into third spot as goals from Woodfield (2), Dallaway (2), Davies, Gardner, Philpott and Sanders secured a convincing 8-1 victory at Broadway United Reserves.

Sun Inn closed the gap at the top of Division Three with a 7-0 home win over Avon Titans as the Winchcombe side’s goals came from Von Seckendorff (2), Mitchell, Collins, Major, Parry and Stratford, whilst Dawson’s brace earned Stratford United the points in a 2-0 triumph at Fortis.

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