Workies regain KO Cup with hard-fought victory - The Evesham Observer

Workies regain KO Cup with hard-fought victory

Evesham Editorial 2nd Apr, 2019   0

EVESHAM Sunday League Division One outfit Evesham WMC lifted the Evesham Mechanical Services KO Cup but not before they were pushed hard by third division side Strawberry Field United in securing a 2-1 victory in a scrappy game.

The lower ranked side matched the Workies for much of the match until James Bearcroft broke the deadlock on 72 minutes. Four minutes later Sam Ford doubled the lead before Darryl Ballard reduced United’s arrears three minutes from time but it was too late for the gallant losers as the Workies lifted the cup for the second time in three years.

Bretforton Old Boys retained the Division One title with a comfortable 5-1 win over neighbours Bretforton Sports Club through goals came from Sean Cooke (3) and Robbie Sone (2).

Relegated Tewkesbury Town lost 3-0 at home to Stour Excelsior who scored through Patrick Ross, Jamie Shurmer and Owen Clarke.

New Inn Pershore were far too strong for a depleted Mickleton Rangers, who were beaten 9-2 through goals from Mark Bellamy (3), Callum Worrall (2), Josh Smith, Zack Brandt, Jason Croy and Jack Hughes. Josh Keyte and Tom Manktelow netted for Rangers.

Alex Griffiths (2) and Sam Steele scored for Inkberrow in their 3-1 victory over Offenham Rovers.

Alderton clinched promotion from Division Two with a 2-0 victory at second-placed TDMS Harvington in which Lee Bowles and Joseph Tryner scored for the village side, who reached the top flight for the first time.

Fladbury defeated Fortis 5-2 with goals from Max Ferriday (3), Tom Brookes and Harry Johns. Fortis replied with goals from Ash Booth and Paul Macfarlane.

AFC Cheltenham closed their campaign with a 5-4 win over Cropthorne.

Ashton 88 took a huge step towards the Division Three title by defeating promotion rivals Stratford HGC 2-1 through goals from Alfie Dawe and Bradley Mason.

Stour Excelsior Reserves moved into second place with a 5-1 victory at Alcester Town in which the Shipston side’s goals came from Nick Shurmer (3), Tom Grace and Nick Walker.

Bredon condemned Bengeworth to a bottom two place with a 6-1 success through goals from Dan McGuigan (4), Dave Huggins and Stephen Higdon. Bengeworth scored a consolation through Tom Parry.

Dragons bowed out of the WFA Sunday Minor Cup as they were beaten 5-1 by strong opponents Catshill Veterans.

This Sunday (5pm) evening brings the Bluck Cup final between Cropthorne and Strawberry Field United at Evesham United FC.

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