Battle for top flight is hotting up - The Evesham Observer

Battle for top flight is hotting up

Evesham Editorial 4th Apr, 2018   0

THE BIRDSEYE Sports Evesham Sunday League Division Two promotion race is hotting up, with Alderton on top and three teams – Broadway United Reserves, Bretforton Old Boys Reserves and TDMS – all three points behind with games in hand.

Alderton were beaten 1-0 at TDMS Harvington as Jack Hollins scored the only goal, whilst Broadway United Reserves recorded the biggest win of the season with a crushing 20-1 victory at Bredon.

Louis Brown (5) and Jack Steele (3) led the way for the visitors, whilst Louis Sutton, James Heritage, Craig Burtenshaw, Brandon Parker and Steve Thomas all scored twice for Broadway.

Bretforton Old Boys Reserves hit seven without reply against visitors Fortis through Matt Staley (5), Tim Beattie and Ashley Withers.

Hosts Cropthorne and Badsey Recreation drew 1-1 as Aaron Letterese scored for Cropthorne and Stewart Davis netted for Badsey.

It is tight at the top in Division Three with six teams all in with a chance of promotion. Leaders Pebworth were held 2-2 at home by Dragons as Tom Benfield and Adam Keen scored for Pebworth and Alex Lane struck twice for Dragons.

Ashton 88 slipped up 3-2 at home to Strawberry Field United. Alex Johnson and Kieran James scored for Ashton but Kieran Downey, Jack England and Doug Wallace sealed maximum points for the visitors.

Ambi Allsports took the honours in the local derby with Bengeworth as they eased to a 10-3 home success. William Johns (3), Aiden Booth (3), Scott McKenna (2), Colin Dawe and an own goal provided the goals for Ambi.

The match between Stratford HGC and visitors TDMS Evesham finished goalless.

In Division One, Inkberrow won 4-2 at Broadway United through goals from Alex Griffiths (2), Alex Bullock and Greg Guy, with Broadway scoring through Jason Horsburgh and Adam Rich.

Offenham Rovers defeated visitors New Inn Pershore 2-1 as Alex Trinder and Jake Andrews scored for Rovers and Kyle Ballard netted for New Inn, who are now only a point above Rovers at the foot of the table.

Evesham WMC comfortably won 7-2 at Tewkesbury Town.

Bretforton Old Boys defeated hosts Stour Excelsior 5-1 to reach the Evesham Mechanical Services Knockout Cup final and thus make their third final of the season.

Three early goals from Will Gayton (2) and Dan Tustin set Old Boys on the way before further goals from Jamie Clarke and Phil Davies sealed their progress. Chris Rowberry scored a consolation goal for Stour.

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