22nd Sep, 2020

Old Boys' title challenge suffers setback

Liam Moakes 11th Mar, 2019

BRETFORTON Old Boys’ push for the Evesham Sunday League Division One title stalled with a 1-1 draw against New Inn Pershore in which Dan Trotman was on target for the OBs and Dan Rushton equalised for the home team.

Evesham Workies eased past bottom club Tewkesbury Town 11-1 with goals from Dom Hartland (4), Sam Ford (3), Elliot Grady (2) and one apiece for Chris Lynes and Matt Iorns. Elliott Bloom scored for Town.

Offenham Rovers helped their relegation fight with a 4-2 win at Broadway United in which Jake Hall, Ryan Harris, Plamen Simeonov and Radu Nicolaita were on the scoresheet for the victors.

Bretforton Sports Club kept the pressure on their neighbours with a convincing 5-1 win over Stour Excelsior as Will Gayton bagged a brace and Tim Beattie, Steve Edghill and Luke Smith-Daniel all netted and Owen Clarke replied for the visitors.

Alderton maintained their position at the top of Division Two by scoring ten against AFC Cheltenham without reply. Matt Greaves and Liam Pennell netted four each and James Ellis and Dan Bowles completed the rout.

Cropthorne’s good run continued with a narrow 2-1 victory over lowly TDMS Evesham in which Neil Taylor and Tom Barton were on target for the Sheppey outfit and Tom Jones struck for the visitors.

Stour Excelsior Reserves missed the chance to top Division Three after losing a hard-fought game with Strawberry Fields United 3-2. Matt Magee (2) and Jake Maisey scored for United and Sam Johnson and Elliot Wright’s goals were not enough to take Stour to the top of the pile.

Alcester Town continued to make progress up the league with a 4-0 win against basement club Bredon as Charlie Venn netted a hat-trick and Carl Reynolds completed the scoring.

Paul Law (2) and Matt O’Donavan helped Vale United overcome Dragons 3-2, with Scott Danby and Rob Burford scoring for the home team.

Ashton 88 reached the final of the Evesham Hospital Minor Cup by winning on penalties against TDMS Harvington after a 1-1 draw in which Will Stevens and Jack Philpott were the respective scorers.

Stratford HGC are also into the final after defeating higher-ranked Fladbury 4-1 through goals from Paul Dickson, George Spilsbury, Andrew Drakes and Sam Jalowiecki. Ryan Griffin scored for the visitors.

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