September 28th, 2016

Top flight duo shocked in Knockout Cup

TWO BIRDSEYE Sports Evesham Sunday League Division One teams fell victim to lower division outfits in the Evesham Mechanical Services Knockout Cup.

The first upset saw Division Two’s Harvington defeat Cider Mill on penalties in the third round after the sides had drawn 1-1. Reading scored for Cider Mill and Woodfield netted for Harvington.

In the other shock Division Three side Dragons accounted for Pinvin United 5-3 at the same stage and last season’s finalists Jacksons Fairfield progressed into the third round thanks to a second half Smaylen strike which secured a 1-0 victory at Alderton.

Proctor’s brace helped Badsey Recreation overcome Stratford United 3-1 in the second round whilst Matt Layton scored a hat-trick for Alcester Town who needed a strong second half performance to account for hosts Bengeworth 6-2 in the second round.

Sun Inn are through to the last eight after a 5-0 victory at Broadway United Reserves thanks to goals from Davis (2), Steger, Comfort and Mitchell.

The third round encounter between Division One sides Evesham WMC and Stour Excelsior saw the Shipston side come out on top 2-1 with goals from Hemming and Whitehouse, whilst the Workies scored through Iorns.

Bredon picked up their first Division One point of the season with a 1-1 draw at Inkberrow in which Pardale scored for Bredon and Harry Grant was on target for Inkberrow.

Second placed Broadway United were held 4-4 at Bear in a thriller which saw Ben and James Bearcroft on target for Bear, whilst brothers Jason (2) and Ben Horsburgh netted for Broadway.

In Division Two, Cropthorne took the local honours against neighbours Charlton Old Boys with a 3-0 success thanks to goals from Boother (2) and Saunders.

Tewkesbury Town moved into promotion contention by defeating Tesco United 4-1 with goals from Dyson (2), Buckley and Tarling, whilst Ecosamba triumphed 5-2 against Evesham United Sunday as Bennett (2), Meah and Sewell scored for the Bishops Cleeve side and Evesham netted through Sone and Hicks.

Division Three leaders Quinton were surprisingly held 2-2 at home by Pebworth. Carter and Drinkwater gave Quinton a 2-0 interval lead before Smith and Staite struck for Pebworth to level matters.

Begley, White and James were on target for Ashton 88 in their 3-1 win at Avon Titans for whom Winkett scored, whilst Fortis came from behind to defeat Ambi Allsports 3-2 as Dawe and Booth scored for Allsports but a Wallace double and Simcox effort earned the Badsey-based team three much-needed points.

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