Division Two pace-setters see their progress checked - The Evesham Observer

Division Two pace-setters see their progress checked

Evesham Editorial 21st Feb, 2017 Updated: 22nd Feb, 2017   0

THE TOP two teams in Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division Two both suffered defeat as the promotion race was blown wide open.

Leaders Offenham Rovers lost 3-1 at home to Cropthorne, for whom Boother (2) and Barton netted. Szmelc was on the mark for Rovers.

Second placed New Inn Pershore lost their local derby with hosts Charlton Old Boys, for whom goals from Clements, Ingles and LeNeveu secured a 3-1 success. Ballard scored for New Inn.

Third placed Badsey Recreation took advantage of the leading duo’s slip-up by hitting six without reply at home to Dragons through Andrew (2), Benfield, Banning and two own goals.

Fourth placed Sun Inn kept their outside chances of a top two finish alive by winning 3-1 at Quinton. Brocklehurst struck for the hosts but Jack Watts’ brace and Moore’s goal secured victory for the Winchcombe side.

Alderton comfortably won 7-2 at Bredon with goals from Goodwin (4), Patterson, Lee Bowles and Dan Bowles. Bredon registered through Huggins and Mulrenan.

Division Three leaders Fortis returned to winning ways as goals from Wallace, Hancox and Linton clinched a 3-1 home victory over Ambi Allsports, for whom Boother scored.

Ian Unwin’s double earned Bretforton Old Boys Reserves a 2-1 win at Stour Excelsior Reserves, for whom Roberts scored. The success keeps Old Boys a point off top spot with two games in hand.

Lane (2), Burford, Mason and Cooke scored for hosts Bengeworth as they overcame neighbours Avon Titans 5-2. Young and Vizor were the scorers for the visitors.

Evesham United Sunday scored three first half goals through Hincks (2) and Wilkins but had to hang on to defeat visitors TDMS who reduced their arrears to 3-2 through McGarr and Connor.

Third placed Stratford United remain firmly in the promotion picture after a home win over Pebworth in which Drake, Glover and Dolce scored for Stratford.

Division One leaders Bretforton Old Boys were held 4-4 at home by Inkberrow as Gayton (2), Davis and Trotman scored for Old Boys and Lewis Sheen (3) and Steele did likewise for the visitors.

Joe Godson netted a hat-trick and further goals from Layton (2) and Carr earned Stour Excelsior a 6-2 win at Cider Mill, for whom Reading scored twice.

Evesham WMC are through to the Pershore Hospital Junior Cup final after a 3-0 victory at Broadway United and their final opponents will be holders Hallow, who comfortably defeated visitors Tewkesbury Town 8-1.

Harvington reached the semi-finals of the Minor Cup by defeating visitors Broadway United Reserves 3-1.

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