October 1st, 2016

Pebworth chasing Bluck Cup glory

PEBWORTH reached the Bluck Cup final with a 2-0 win over Ashton 88.

The village team have been members of the Evesham Sunday League for more than 20 years and will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time after goals from Skinner and Smith set up an April final against Sun Inn.

Five second half goals from Burtenshaw (2), Jeffs, Jason Horsburgh and Craig put Broadway United through to the semi-finals of the Evesham Mechanical Services Knockout Cup as they defeated Alcester Town 5-0.

Through to the final are favourites and Division One leaders Bretforton Old Boys but they needed a penalty shoot-out to defeat Division Three outfit Sun Inn after a 1-1 draw. Watts gave Sun an early lead and it took a Will Gayton effort late on to level matters.

Pinvin United maintained their faint Division One title hopes with a narrow 4-3 win at Jackson Fairfield in which Bulford (2), Izod and Ridings scored for Pinvin and Jackson netted through Scrivens (2) and Hoskins.

At the other end of the table, Cider Mill picked up valuable points with a 3-2 victory at in-form Stour Excelsior. Tomkotowicz (2) and Smith scored for the visitors and Dunsbee and Hall were on the mark for Stour.

Evesham WMC defeated struggling hosts Bear 4-1 as Grady fired a hat-trick and Rowley also scored for the victors.

Whilst their rivals dropped points, leaders Mickleton Rangers took a step nearer to promotion from Division Two with a 1-0 win at Harvington thanks to a first half goal from Hicks.

Long-time leaders Alderton dropped more points as they were held 1-1 at home by Cropthorne. Goodwin scored for Alderton but Boother earned a point for the visitors.

Tewkesbury Town moved up to fourth with a 3-3 draw at Charlton Old Boys in which the home side’s goals came from Chapman, Campbell and Andy Clements and Town scored through Tarling (2) and Butler.

Luke Sallis (2) and Will Aspey scored for Broadway United Reserves in their 3-1 win at Ecosamba, whilst New Inn Pershore came from behind to win 2-1 at Badsey Recreation as goals from Green and Miller turned the tide after Banning had given the hosts the lead.

Evesham United Sunday cruised to a 6-1 home win over Tesco United thanks to goals from Mullins (2), Cox, Ashby, Murphy and Skeet. Miles grabbed the visitors’ only goal.

A first half James Drinkwater effort stretched Quinton’s lead at the top of Division Three as they secured a 1-0 home victory over Bengeworth.

Third placed Dragons stayed in touch in the race for top spot with a 3-0 success at Avon Titans in which Sinden (2) and Lane scored.

Stour Excelsior Reserves continue to have their best season for several years and their latest highlight arrived as goals from Venditto (2), Johnson and Halford earned a 4-1 victory at Stratford United, for whom Spilsbury scored.

Lowly Fortis secured a welcome 2-1 victory at Ambi Allsports as goals from Nishigaki and Wallace did the trick despite Hall’s goal for the hosts.

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