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20th Oct, 2021

No let up from Combination front-runners

Ben Tyler 22nd Apr, 2021

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TOP-SCORER Connor Perry-Holmes strengthened both his and Feckenham Sunday’s footing atop the scoring charts and Redditch & South Warwickshire Combination respectively, with a hat-trick in a 7-1 demolition of Astwood.

The league’s front-runners showed no signs of letting up the devastating form that has seen them drop just two points and score 71 times in ten matches this term, tearing apart Astwood at will, as Perry-Holmes made it 19 goals for the season.

Jack Dawkins, Jake Donnelly, George Tolley and Dan Williams were also on target for the Millers, with Cristian Duca netting eighth-placed Bank’s consolation.

Maintaining their positions in the top-three were SSS Lions and AFC Thomas Brothers, both on 24 points after seeing off AFC Windmill and Frankley United respectively.

Tom Keogh led the way for the Lions with a brace in Windmill’s 6-2 humbling, as Nick Briggs, Craig Frost, Ryan Keen and Matt Turner also got in on the act.

Joe Balcombe and Ross Halward-Smith were the visitors’ goalscorers, as their side remains in 14th place.

Basement side Frankley had no answer to Thomas Brothers’ Nathan Davies, who hit the only other hat-trick of the weekend, while Ben Round and Craig Clarke also demonstrated deadly finishing.

Fifth-placed Redditch Borough slipped to their second defeat this campaign at VKL United, Sam Osmond and John Manison cancelling out Alex Birch’s goal in a 2-1 loss, to be leapfrogged by Headless Cross Lions – 3-0 victors at Redditch United Cross.

Orrin Pendley’s double and one from Corey Smith helped boost their side’s standing, with Wythall Lions also rising a position after seeing off South Redditch 3-0.

Brad Andrews, Jake Clarke and Corey Greening provided the goals, ensuring Wythall move into ninth.

Elsewhere, Studley Lions stay sixth after Cuan Partridge, Rob Thomas and Harry Wiley struck to down Beoley Village in a 3-1 success.

Luke Kinley was the man to grab Beoley’s scant consolation.

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