September 25th, 2016

Taylor strikes to win Knockout Cup for Fladbury Athletic

Updated: 9:13 am, May 07, 2015

JOSH Taylor’s goal three minutes from time helped Fladbury Athletic lift the Evesham Mechanical Services Knockout Cup on Sunday in their final match before disbanding.

The Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division One outfit edged out Division Two champions Jacksons Fairfield 1-0 in a match that started brightly but never really hit the heights of recent Knockout Cup finals.

Fladbury had a shot cleared off the line in the first minute whilst Jacksons hit the post, but overall the game lacked goalscoring opportunities.

Jacksons will rue the fact they could not turn their superior possession into goals and they were punished as Taylor struck when extra time loomed.

Division Two outfit Alderton lifted the GFA Sunday Intermediate Cup at Bishops Cleeve by defeating Gloucester League side AFC Cheltenham.

This was the village team’s first County Cup success and the 27th victory for an Evesham Sunday League team.

A Chris Clements double led Charlton Old Boys to the Pershore Hospital Minor Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Dragons and Old Boys’ opponents in last night’s (Thursday) final at Pershore Town were Cropthorne, who defeated Bengeworth Sports 2-0 the previous Sunday.

A first half goal from Arron Letterese and a fine strike from John Boother following a run from the halfway line secured the victory for Cropthorne.

To Bengeworth’s credit, they kept battling and had a goal disallowed and a penalty shout turned down.

In Division Four, Pebworth and Bengeworth concluded their campaigns with a 3-3 draw at Pebworth in which Sprigg, Williams and Skinner netted for the hosts and Bengeworth scored through Miles, Sharpe and Shepherd.

The season concludes this Sunday (5pm) with the Express-Funding Mick Godwin Cup final between Badsey Recreation and Bear at Littleton FC.