A STRONG second half performance with goals from McCall and Scrivens saw Jacksons Fairfield reach the final of the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Knockout Cup for the first time in the club’s short history as they defeated Defford/Besford United 2-0.
In the final Jacksons will lock horns with Division One outfit Fladbury Athletic, who were narrowly beaten by leaders Evesham WMC in a league game.
First half goals from Dixon and Elliott Grady gave the Workies an early lead, but Fladbury replied through Nightingale and James before a disastrous home own goal gave the visitors all three points and a 3-2 win which enhances their position at the top of the table.
Bretforton Old Boys continued to push for top spot with 3-1 win at WMK in which Pritchard netted for the home side and Richardson, Brown and Matt Layton completed the scoring for the visitors.
The other Division One game saw Stour Excelsior lose out 4-3 to visitors Eckington. Carr scored twice and Harris once for Stour, with Jonathan Mather netting two, McElroy and Malone on the mark for Eckington.
Five goals from Watts and one apiece for Barton and Knott saw Ecosamba cruise to a 7-0 win at Pebworth to reach the fourth round of the Bluck Cup.
Division Two high-flyers Alcester Town and Bredon fought out a seven-goal thriller in which visitors Bredon took the honours as goals from Webb and Downey for Alcester were overshadowed by efforts from Jordan (3), Smart and Singer for Bredon who won 5-2.
The only game in Division Three saw visitors Badsey Recreation come away from Cropthorne with a 3-2 victory through goals from Bishop, Trotman and Lowe. Letterese netted twice for the hosts.
Ruby Jacks’ woes continued as they lost 8-3 at home to Dragons in Division Four. The hosts’ goals came from Payne, Shoots and Davies, whilst Macey (4), Sinden, Rossiter, Miller and Higginbottom netted for Dragons.
Fortis continued their recent good form with a 3-1 win at fellow strugglers Ambi Allsports thanks to goals from Pollaci, Sadler and Jonathan Wallace. Boother scored for the home side.