September 22nd, 2016

Swifts fire a magnificent seven

Swifts fire a magnificent seven Swifts fire a magnificent seven

CALLOWBROOK Swifts Green cruised to a comfortable 7-0 victory over Laburnum in the opening group stages of the Bromsgrove & District League’s Bridgwater Cup.

A hat-trick from new signing Dominic Strevens, two from Luke Wyatt and one each from Ryan Craig and Reece Kindon ensured Green sit top of the Group A table.

Studley Lions cemented their position at the top of Group B after winning 5-3 at Arrow Valley. Marc Jovanovic (2), Nick Briggs, Jamie Hatfield and Stephen Dipple got on the scoresheet for Lions, as did Rob Voice, Darryl King and Matthew Remes for Arrow Valley.

Sporting Club Redditch lead the way in Group C following their 5-3 victory over Redditch United Sunday thanks to braces from Malique Williams and Adam Thornton and a strike from Dan Sill. Connor Chipman netted twice for Redditch and Ryan Khan was also on the mark.

Chaddesley Corbett Reserves sit second on goal difference after overcoming Cofton Old Boys 4-2 courtesy of a Craig Sabel brace and singles from Philip Bower and Anthony Ward. Old Boys registered through an own goal and Darren Conway effort.

Hizza United top Group D after comfortable 4-1 win at Rubery Legends with goals from Ashley Parker (2), Aaron Clayton and Harry Nicholls.

In the Bromsgrove and Redditch Standard Shield, Belbroughton Athletic moved to the summit of Group A following their 3-0 victory over FC Highgate United.

Northfield Athletic lead the way in Group B after running out 6-3 winners at Sporting Rednal while Red Lion top Group C following their comprehensive 6-2 victory over visitors Alcester Town.

Hewell booked their place in the first round of the prestigious WA Harris Cup after defeating visitors Rubery FC 8-5. Sean Donovan (2), Brogan Halpin, Lewis McPike and Dan Wells got on the scoresheet for Rubery.

Rubery Athletic will be Hewell’s opponents in the next round after they eased to a 5-0 victory at Bromsgrove Corinthians with the help of a Andy Court hat-trick and a goal each from Adam Pillinger and Reiss O’Connor.

Bartley Green Illey Sunday progressed into the second round with a more than comfortable 8-1 victory over visitors Quinton Athletic. Goals from Dan Lawrence (3), Connor Collins (2), Marcus George (2) and Dan Taylor secured the win for Bartley Green, while Matthew Carter netted a consolation for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Premier Division leaders Black Horse edged past hosts Millifeld Rovers 1-0 courtesy of an 89th-minute own goal to book their place in the second round of the Premier Cup in which they will entertain Meadow Park.

In the sole Premier Division fixture, Meadow Park moved up to third in the table after narrowly beating hosts Thomas Brothers 3-2.

Chaddesley Corbett maintained their 100 per cent start in Division One with a 2-1 victory at Bromsgrove Athletico. Sam Wright had given Athletico the lead before Matt Perry and Ryan Moore turned the game on its head to give Chaddesley maximum points and their third league win on the spin.

Winyates also boast a 100 per cent record in Division Two after they picked up their third win of the season by defeating visitors Spa Athletic 5-2. Ivaylo Karov (2), Rob Stewart, Adam Dale and Dave Phelan netted for Winyates.

AFC Northfield picked up a 2-1 victory at Awkies Allstars thanks to goals from Chris McGrath and new signing Lee Williams. Jason Gibbons netted for Allstars.

Stoke Works made it two wins out of two in Division Three as they cruised to a 3-1 victory over visitors Bromsgrove Academicals. Two goals from Ryan Cooper and one from Paul Halfpenny secured the victory, while Nick Baker got on the scoresheet for Academicals.

A brace from Will Rowland secured a 2-1 home victory for FC Bromsgrove over Meadow Park Youth.