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A Bridge too far for Church Hill

Redditch Editorial 1st Oct, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

THERE was drama in the Redditch & South Warwickshire Combination Premier Division as Church Hill suffered a 4-3 defeat at Rubery Bridge.

Finding themselves 3-1 down at half time, Church Hill fought their way back in the second half and finally the pressure told with an equaliser with just a few minutes left, but with 30 seconds remaining Behan popped up with the winner for the home side.

The ‘youthful’ 49-year-old Andrew Fryer was recalled to the Alcester Town side and scored with a 20-yard chip over the keeper in a 3-0 victory at Beoley Village in Division One.

In the same division Lucas Filberg and Brogan Halpin both scored twice as CBH Fasteners and visitors Alvechurch Sunday shared six goals in an entertaining 3-3 draw.

New signing Craig Swallow scored for new leaders Millfield Rovers in a 3-1 home success over SHTP.

OKH Sporting Dynamo won 2-1 at Winyates Wanderers in the top of the table clash in Division Two, whilst an energetic man of the match and hat-trick performance from Ben Rogers set Queens Head on their way to an 8-2 victory at Rubery Legends.

Also in the same division, hosts New Woodland Cottage and Abbeydale drew 2-2 and Sporting Club Redditch moved up in to fourth with a 2-0 victory at Frankley Athletic.

In the cups, Andy Nicol did his chances of winning the league’s golden boot award a power of good by scoring 11 goals as last season’s BRT Terry Cup finalists and Premier Division champions Austin Ex-Apprentices put league newcomers Redditch Cross to the sword with a 23-0 victory.

In the WFA Premier Cup, Brendan Hicks and Danny Carter each grabbed a hat-trick as Black Horse defeated fellow Redditch league side Fairfield General La Coruna 7-2, whilst Brett Skinner and Carl Martin both scored as Translift Bendi knocked out rivals Hizza United 2-0.

This coming Sunday sees the BRT Terry Cup again take centre stage, with five round two ties, two of which will be at Studley Sports & Social Club in Eldorado Close.

Elsewhere in the league, Hizza United have the chance to go second in the Premier Division table when they visit Wychbold RBL and in Division Two second placed OKH Sporting Dynamo host third placed Queens Head.

Results: BRT Terry Cup – Austin Ex-Apprentices 23 (Andy Nicol 11, Deeming 3, Wilson 3, Jordon 2, Walton, Thorn, Alexander, Lea) Redditch Cross 0.

Studley Charity Cup – Lodge Park RA 1 (Nolan) Rocklands 5 (Kalach, Green, Gifford, Xavier 2); Mayfly 5 (Wickett, Nolan 2, McSweeney, Keyte) Dagnell End Rovers 0.

Premier Division – Rubery Bridge 4 (Behan, Strevens, Smith, Duffy) Church Hill 3 (Bunn, Pendlington).

Division One – Beoley Village 0 Alcester Town 3 (Whalley, Grimmitt, Fryer); CBH Fasteners 3 (Filberg 2, Nash) Alvechurch Sunday 3 (Smith, Halpin 2); Millfield Rovers 3 (Dews, Hill, Swallow) SHTP 1 (Blewitt).

Division Two – Winyates Wanderers 1 (Karvo) OKH Sporting Dynamo 2 (Lawlor, Anderson); Frankley Athletic 0 Sporting Club Redditch 2 (Sharp, Higgins); New Woodland Cottage 2 (Wilkinson, Butler) Abbeydale 2 (Phelan, Jones); Rubery Legends 2 (Griffin, Kane) Queens Head 8 (Ben Rogers 3, Sam Reeves 3, Moran 2).

WFA Sunday Premier Cup – Black Horse 7 (Brendan Hicks 3, Danny Carter 3, Roche) Fairfield General La Coruna 2 (Gaffney, Xavier); Hallow Sunday 3 Wychbold RBL 2 (Driscoll, Mould); Perrywood 9 South Redditch 1 (Smith); Translift Bendi 2 (Martin, Skinner) Hizza United 0.

WFA Sunday Junior Cup – VKL United 1 (Robinson) Perrywood Reserves 18.

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