24th Sep, 2020

Promotion-chasers impress in battle for top flight

Liam Moakes 6th Feb, 2020

THE EVESHAM Sunday League Division Two promotion race is hotting up after all the leading contenders won.

Leaders Ashton 88 defeated Pebworth 7-2 through goals from Matthew Ingle (2), Gary Dyke (2), Alfie Dawe, Will Stevens and Steven Turner.

The in-form team are Stour Excelsior who are looking for an immediate return to the top division and Patrick Ross (2), Jake Harris and Stan Dube were on target in their 4-2 success against Stratford HGC.

Doubles from Kyle Ballard and Leon Williams saw Cropthorne win 4-1 at TDMS Evesham, for whom Morgan Ballinger scored, whilst Fladbury won 2-1 at Drakes Broughton Rangers as goals from Harry Ingles and Oliver Burman did the trick.

Alderman United marched on at the top of Division Three with a 10-0 win over Titans as the goals came from Jake Petitt (6), Jamie Goodwin (2), Antanas Brazdys and Jake Rhodes.

Harvington Harriers defeated Stour Excelsior Reserves 7-2 thanks to goals from Chris Rogers (2), Adam Ayres (2), Rhys Warner, Johnny Robinson and Jack Wright, with Nick Shurmer scoring twice for Stour.

A Rhys Jackson goal proved enough for Bengeworth to win 1-0 at Dragons, whilst Ashton 88 Reserves triumphed 3-1 at Bredon as Graham Begley, Lewis Carter and Tom Wall got on the scoresheet.

Vale United won 5-2 at Fortis to progress in the Evesham Hospital Minor Cup through goals from Joshua Grice (3), Paul Law and Chris Ainsworth.

Bretforton Old Boys and Inkberrow both recorded emphatic wins in the Division One title race, whilst contenders Bretforton Sports Club and Evesham WMC both dropped points.

Bretforton Old Boys won 8-1 at Broadway United as Sam Beddoes (3) and Steven Edghill (2) got amongst the scorers and Inkberrow were 10-0 victors at New Inn Pershore as Alex Bullock (4), Alex Griffiths (2), Bill Coughlin (2), Tom Emblem and Harry Grant did the damage.

Bretforton Sports Club were held 1-1 by TDMS Harvington as Luke Woodfield scored for Harvington, whilst Evesham WMC were defeated 5-4 by Offenham Rovers whose goals came from Joshua Burford (2), Bejamin Higgins (2) and David Waters, with the Workies registering through James Bearcroft (3) and Matthew Iorns.

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