Weekly Roundup

21 May 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP - 20 MAY

The inaugural final of the Vaughn Albone Memorial Cup saw a hard fought 1-0 win for Callow End over old rivals Hallow. In an even contest, chances were few and far between with both defences on top. Nick Macpherson rattled the woodwork for Callow End before Joe Wood grabbed what turned out to be the match winner. Hallow threw everything forward in search of an equalizer, including goal keeper Wes Joyce, who only lasted two minutes as an outfield player before getting sent off for violent conduct. Callow End’s Joel Hobbs cleared off the line from Zaq Hussain as they held on to clinch victory. 

Earlier in the day, the Vaughn Albone Plate final was won by The Bell, who came from a goal down to beat Arrow 2-1. Joe Southam netted two second half goals for The Bell, after Kieran Scollan had given Arrow an interval lead. 

A successful day, organised by Matt Brookes of The Gloster Arms, raised over £1,500 for St Richards Hospice who cared for Vaughn in his last days. 

The destination of the McDonalds Worcester & District Football League Division 3 title will be decided next Sunday when AFC Mazak meet Express Falcons on KGV Brickfields. Mazak just need to avoid defeat to clinch the title, but Falcons have to win if they are to be crowned champions. Tom Corbett hit a hat-trick for Mazak who defeated Masons 3-2. However, Falcons went down 2-1 at home to Lower Teme & Martley, Callum Morris and Brandon Philips the Martley scorers. Elsewhere goals from Russ Carlin, Tom Birchley and Mitch Parrish gave Freemasons Arms a 3-1 win at Powick. 

Division 2 champions FC Korono strolled to a 6-2 victory over Northwick Saints, Lukas Eilberg cracking a treble and Julian Hopcraft a double. Eaton secured the runners-up spot with a 3-2 win against Worcester City Wanderers. This match was notable for Eaton’s ‘goal of the season’ – a bullet header from 15 yards into the roof of the net by Kenny Radford, Steve Pitt and Luke Roberts also on the score sheet. A nine goal thriller at FC Star & Garter saw the home team beat Malvern Vale 5-4. Andy Jones and Colin McGarra both bagged a brace for the Star. Oliver Smith and Connor Millar also notched doubles for Colwall St James who crushed Warndon Villages 5-0.



14 May 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP - 13 MAY

Colwall Wanderers are the champions of the McDonald’s Worcester & District Football League Division 4. Needing to avoid an 18-0 defeat to Grosvenor Sports in their last match, they clinched the title with a 2-0 win, Elliot Watts and Joel Skyers their scorers. 

FC Korono have won the Division 2 crown, Rob Giles, Lukas Eilberg and Tom Groves on target as they beat Hornets 3-0. Eaton secured the runners-up spot, Dan Smith, Kamil Dymon, Luke Roberts and Steve Pitt all on the score sheet as they won 4-1 at Malvern Vale. Elsewhere, Colwall St James had a 5-1 victory at Kempsey Colts United, Ben Ledbury scoring twice. Northwick Saints beat Pershore Town Eagles 4-2 with goals from Tim Brown, Graeme Morgan, Russ Godfrey and Dan Booth.

In the Premier Division, Callow End need one point from their last three games to retain their title. Nick Macpherson and Aaron Thomasson both bagged a brace as they hammered FC Malvern 8-3. Jon Mann, Rob Sinclair, Jake Saunders and Scott Finnegan also found the net, with Ryan Shemwell, Jack Parker and Jack Shemwell on target for Malvern. Hallow beat Perrywood 4-3 to leapfrog them into second place. Kyonn Evans and Tiago Ribeiro both netted twice for Hallow, Nathan Hayward, Nick Pearce and John Pykett replying for Perrywood. Meanwhile Drakes Broughton Rangers drew 2-2 with Northside, Joe Barrett scoring twice for Rangers, Sam Yapp and Charlie Tomlinson replying for Northside. 

Clifton Rovers celebrated winning the Division One title with a crushing 8-1 win over Hallow Village. Hotshot Richard Taylor scored twice with other goals coming from Mike Fellows, Josh Stafford, Mark Dayson, Paul Abraham, Simon Rawle and Andy Thompson. Prince of Wales had already secured second place, but they went down 8-3 at St Johns, who finished third. Jay Lee (2), Tom Stone, Joe Hemming, Ryan Wilson, Chris Parker, Jamie Wharf and Matt Vale, playing his last match before retiring, were the Saints scorers, Lewis Pinches, Ashley Banner and Rik Halion replying for the Prince. 

AFC Mazak and Express Falcons moved a step closer to a last day of the season showdown for the Division 3 title. Mazak crushed GDL Athletic 6-0, George Martin hitting a hat-trick, with George Corbett, Ricky Johnson and Dan Woodward also on the score sheet. Strikes from Ted Grizzell and Josh Beckett gave Falcons a 2-0 win at Perdiswell Colts.



06 May 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP - 6 MAY

The final of the McDonald’s Worcester & District Football League Phipps Cup, saw a 4-2 win for Sebright Arms against their fellow division 4 opponents Grosvenor Sports. Shane Shallcross gave Sebright a fifth minute lead only for Grosvenor’s Craig English to equalize three minutes later. Shallcross and Glen Sitch added further goals to give Sebright a 3-1 half-time lead. Gavin Barlow extended Sebright’s advantage after the interval, before Darren Palmer pulled one back from the penalty spot. Both teams gave a good account of themselves in a competitive final, played in front of a healthy, vociferous crowd at Malvern Town F.C. 

In the Sunday League, Korono need just one point from their last four matches to clinch the division 2 championship after a 3-0 win at Pershore Town Eagles. Joe Wood, Ed Jukes and Julian Hopcraft were all on target for Korono. Nearest challengers Eaton were held to a 2-2 draw by Northwick Saints. In a stormy match, which saw two players from each side sent off, Nick da Silva and George Loader were on target for Eaton, Andy Wright netting both the Northwick goals. Meanwhile, the division’s leading goal scorer, Matt Mclatchy, hit a hat-trick for Worcester City Wanderers who beat Warndon Villages 4-0. 

The two leading contenders for the division 3 title both won. George Martin netted four times and George Corbett added a brace as Mazak crushed Powick 7-2. Goals from Nathan Henton and James Lush gave Express Falcons a 2-1 victory at Droitwich Spa Eagles. Elsewhere Callum Morris cracked a hat-trick for Lower Teme & Martley who beat GDL Athletic 4-1. 

In division 4, Andy Harvey fired a treble and Gavin Wood a double as Droitwich Spa Eagles Reserves hammered Drakes Broughton Rangers Reserves 7-1. 

Joe Bates found the net five times for Perrywood who won 6-3 at New Inn Athletic to go second in the Premier division. Jake Churchill scored twice in The Gloster Arms 4-0 home win over Drakes Broughton Rangers. 

Already crowned division one champions Clifton Rovers, had a 3-1 victory at Worcester Athletic, Richard Taylor grabbing a hat-trick. 

The final of the Vaughn Albone Memorial Plate competition will be between Arrow and The Bell. Greg Lord notched a double as The Bell defeated Colwall St James 4-0, Joe Southam and Ben Brogan also on the score sheet. In the other semi-final, Arrow had a narrow 3-2 victory at Malvern Vale. Lee Seldon, Josh Homans and Miguel Passaro were on target for Arrow, Curtis Williams netting both the Vale goals. The final is on Sunday 20 May (2.30 pm kick-off).



29 Apr 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP - 29 APRIL

 

Express Falcons are the new holders of the McDonald’s Worcester & District Football League Bernard Finnegan Cup. In the final at Malvern Town, goals from Mark Holbrow and Josh Beckett gave them a 2-0 win against a youthful Perdiswell Colts, playing in their first season in the league. 

Clifton Rovers are the division one champions. They clinched the title with a 5-2 win at Arrow, Will Griffith scoring twice. Meanwhile The Bell beat Worcester Athletic 4-1, Greg Lord notching a double. 

If Colwall Wanderers avoid an eighteen goal deficit in their final match against Grosvenor Sports, they will be crowned division 4 champions. Nearest challengers Worcester Saints are the likely runners-up after crushing New Inn Sports (Malvern) 8-2, Ollie Kendall, Luke Morris and Dylan Hart all bagging a brace. Elsewhere Shane Shallcross hit a hat-trick for Sebright Arms who beat Drakes Broughton Rangers Reserves 6-4 and Josh Farnsworth bagged two for Grosvenor, 3-1 winners over Malvern Radar Youth. 

Callow End moved a step nearer to retaining their Premier division crown, Reece Bufton, Joel Hobbs, Ash Millard and Brad Birch on target as they defeated The Gloster Arms 4-0. There was a brace each for Ryan Pugh in Upton Snodsbury’s 2-1 success at Drakes Broughton Rangers and Luke Gaffney as Hallow won 6-3 against Northside. 

Seven points from their last six games will confirm FC Korono as division 2 champions. They beat Kempsey Colts United 4-0 with goals from Lukas Eilberg, Rob Cox, Ed Ruscoe and Ed Jukes. Ashley Dawson cracked a treble and Matt Mclatchy a double as Worcester City Wanderers won a nine goal thriller 5-4 at Star & Garter. Andy Jones netted twice for the Star. Andy Wright also bagged two in Northwick Saints 5-2 victory at Warndon Villages. Goals from John Whittall and Andy Woodward gave Hornets a 2-0 home win against Malvern Vale. 

AFC Mazak are heading for a last day of the season division 3 title showdown with Express Falcons. A single strike from George Martin gave them victory at Freemasons Arms. Lower Teme & Martley shared eight goals with Powick, Callum Morris scoring twice for Martley, Nick Jones doing likewise for Powick.



22 Apr 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP - 22 APRIL

Lower Teme & Martley are the new holders of the McDonald’s Worcester & District Football League Southam Trophy. In a pulsating final, the division 3 underdogs defeated previously unbeaten division 2 leaders FC Korono 5-2. Man of the match Callum Morris gave Martley a 2-0 lead before Korono fought back through Robbie Cox and John Hancock for a 2-2 half-time score line. However, after the interval Lower Teme netted further goals through Sam Lucas, Kieran Collins and Brad Heron to clinch victory. 

Callow End moved to the top of the Premier division with a 9-1 demolition of New Inn Athletic, Rob Sinclair hitting a hat-trick. Elsewhere Perrywood moved into second place with a 3-0 home win over Drakes Broughton Rangers, Joe Bates, James Baldwin and John Pykett their scorers. Goals from Jack Shemwell and Jack Preece gave FC Malvern a 2-1 victory at Northside. 

Clifton Rovers are just one win away from the division one title after thrashing Claines 10-0. George Haywood and Josh Stafford both cracked trebles with Paul Abraham adding a double. Meanwhile Arrow won 4-0 at Hallow Village with goals from Dan James, Miguel Passaro, Kieran Scollan and Ryan Smith. 

In division 2, Northwick Saints hammered Kempsey Colts United 14-0, Russ Godfrey netting four times and Tom Connelly twice. Chris Aldous scored twice as Malvern Vale won 5-1 at Warndon Villages and a single strike from Steve Keay secured three points for Star & Garter at Colwall St James. 

Colwall Wanderers division 4 championship celebrations were put on hold as they went down 1-0 at Spa Rovers. A 30 yard lob from Adam Vickers decided the match. Colwall still need one point from their last match against Grosvenor Sports to clinch the title, although a healthy goal difference is probably already enough. Worcester Saints are the only side who have an unlikely mathematical chance of catching the champions elect, Ollie Kendall bagging two as they beat Malvern Radar Youth 4-3. Kris Baker and Rhys Turberfield both netted five times as Drakes Broughton Rangers Reserves trounced New Inn Sports (Malvern) 13-4. 

Hallow are through to the final of the Vaughn Albone Memorial Cup, Tiago Ribeiro netting twice as they beat St Johns 5-1.



15 Apr 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP

Clifton Rovers need just two wins from their last four matches to clinch the McDonald’s Worcester & District Football League Sunday Division One championship. Goals from Luke Owen, Richard Tipping and Josh Stafford gave them a 3-0 victory over fellow challengers St Johns. Elsewhere Dean Waldron hit a hat-trick for Worcester Athletic who beat Hallow Village 3-2. Lee Seldon and Josh Homans both bagged a brace as Arrow won 4-2 at Fernhill Heath Athletic. 

Callow End moved a step closer to retaining their Premier division title with a 14-0 demolition of Upton Snodsbury. Sam Black and Ben Griffiths both cracked trebles with Joe Wood adding a double. Joey Haines also notched a hat-trick in New Inn Athletic’s 4-2 win over FC Malvern. Meanwhile Perrywood kept their slim title hopes alive with a 4-1 success against Hallow, Antony Burton, John Pykett, Joe Bates and James Baldwin all on the score sheet. 

The top of the table clash in division 2 saw leaders FC Korono defeat nearest challengers Eaton 3-0 with strikes from Ed Jukes (2) and Brad Smith. Shooting star of the day was Matt McClatchy of Worcester City Wanderers who netted four times as they crushed Kempsey Colts United. This match was also memorable for Wanderers 52 year old manager Darren Evans, who came on as an 85th minute substitute and immediately sent a bullet header into the roof of the net. Malvern Vale had a narrow 3-2 win over Pershore Town Eagles in their Kilbourne Kay Cup final rehearsal, Sean Smith, Joe Dallow and Chris Aldous all on target. 

In division 3 Adam Ellis netted twice for Droitwich Spa Eagles who hammered Brewers Saints 6-0 and goals from Martin Fowler and Owen Lane gave Perdiswell Colts a 2-0 victory over Powick. 

Colwall Wanderers need just one point from their last two matches to clinch the division 4 title in their first season in the league. Goals from Ben Miller and Pete Boyle gave them a 2-1 win against Sebright Arms and although Worcester Saints can match their current points tally, Colwall’s goal difference is far superior. Elsewhere strikes from Jordan Fox, Tom Gurney and Connor Grant gave Spa Rovers a 3-2 victory over Malvern Radar Youth. Lower Teme & Martley had a surprise 3-2 win at Grosvenor Sports, Matt Brain, Oliver Geach and Tom Pearce-Mason netting for Martley, Darren Palmer and Josh Farnsworth replying for Grosvenor Sports. Joe Barrett and Rhys Goode were on target for Drakes Broughton Rangers Reserves who beat Eaton Reserves 2-1.



08 Apr 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP - 8 APRIL

The highly anticipated clash of the titans at the top of the McDonald’s Worcester & District Football League Sunday Premier Division, saw reigning champions Callow End thrash current leaders Hallow 9-1. Ash Millard, Rob Sinclair and Nick Macpherson all bagged a brace for Callow End who are now four points behind Hallow with three games in hand. Hallow’s cause was not helped by Ben Harbourne, Zaq Hussain and Kyle Belmonte all seeing red, along with manager Richard Bray, during a tempestuous second half. In the other match played, New Inn Athletic beat Drakes Broughton Rangers 2-1. 

Clifton Rovers moved a step nearer the Division One title with a narrow 3-2 win at closest challengers Prince of Wales. Josh Stafford, Richard Tipping and match winner Mike Fellows were on target for Clifton, Sam Parsons and Casey Gormley replying for Prince of Wales. Clifton are now five points behind the Prince, but have four games in hand. 

In Division 2, Star & Garter won 3-2 at Worcester City Wanderers, Andy Jones, Chris Wickham and Dan Hearne their scorers. Elsewhere Northwick Saints had a 2-1 victory at Kempsey Colts United with goals from Cori Wrench and Graeme Morgan. 

Freemasons Arms had a 4-1 success at GDL Athletic in Division 3, Jay Webley, Justin Pugh, Russ Carlin and Mitchell Parrish all on the score sheet. 

Leaders Colwall Wanderers are the hot favourites for the Division 4 crown after a 6-0 demolition of Eaton Reserves, Lewis Williams and Ben Miller both netting twice. Worcester Saints occupy second place, Ollie Kendall cracking a hat-trick as they beat Sebright Arms 4-1. Saints are three points behind Colwall but have played a game more. In other matches played in this division, Matt Brain hit a hat-trick for Lower Teme & Martley Reserves who beat Spa Rovers 4-3. Strikes from Dave Jones and Jordan Roan gave New Inn Sports (Malvern) a 2-1 home win against Drakes Broughton Rangers Reserves. 

Pershore Town Eagles are through to the final of the Kilbourne Kay Cup final, knocking out AFC Mazak 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Eagles will meet Malvern Vale in the final on 2 May. 

Express Falcons waltzed into the Bernard Finnegan Cup final, hammering Droitwich Spa Eagles Reserves 6-0 in their semi-final, Brad Morton and Josh Beckett netting doubles. Perdiswell Colts will be their opponents in the final on 29 April. 

Grosvenor Sports will play Sebright Arms in the Phipps Cup final on 6 May, securing their place with a 2-0 win against Malvern Radar Youth, Garry Fisher and Dan Mimnagh their scorers. 

The quarter-finals of the Vaughn Albone Memorial Plate competition saw Arrow go through 4-1 at Worcester Athletic with goals from Josh Homans (2), Garry Jones and Luke Seldon. Joe Southam notched a double as The Bell won 4-1 at Eaton and strikes from Jai Baines and Ahmed Nasser gave Colwall St James a 2-1 extra-time victory over Fernhill Heath Athletic. Completing the semi-final line-up are Malvern Vale who beat Hallow Village 4-0, Joe Dallow, Chris Parker, Steve Nolan and Curt Williams all on target.



01 Apr 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP - 1 APRIL

A nine goal thriller at Worcester Athletic in the McDonald’s Worcester & District Football League Sunday Division One, saw the home team dent St Johns title hopes with a pulsating 5-4 victory. Adam Whitehead was the Athletic shooting star, netting four times, including an 88th minute winner with the scores level at 4-4. Macauley Austin grabbed their other goal, with Matt Turner cracking a hat-trick for the Saints. 

Eaton consolidated second place in division 2 with a 5-2 win against Warndon Villages. George Loader hit a hat-trick for Eaton with Luke Griffin and Paul Jones also on the score sheet. Fred Harrison netted both the Warndon goals. 

The top of the table clash in division 3 resulted in a 1-1 draw between Masons and Express Falcons. Marius Manczak netted for Masons, Brad Morton replying for Falcons. Meanwhile Droitwich Spa Eagles won 3-1 at Freemasons Arms with goals from Adam Ellis, Chris Lewis and a rare 25 yard screamer from veteran Matt Bishop. 

There were goals galore at Grosvenor Sports in division 4, where the home team found themselves3-0 down after only two minutes against Sebright Arms. However, in an incredible comeback, Sports eventually ran out 6-5 winners. Josh Farnsworth netted four times for Grosvenor, with Gary Fisher and Dan Mimnagh also on target. Shane Shallcross, Andy Reid, Glenn Sitch, Dan Glisson and Lewis Finch all found the net for Sebright. Elsewhere Scott Reeves notched a double as Lower Teme & Martley Reserves beat New Inn Sports (Malvern) 4-2. 

Holders Perrywood are through to the final of the Baylis Cup, but needed extra-time to eventually beat a plucky FC Malvern side 3-1. Ant Layton, Anthony Burton and Joe Bates were the Perrywood scorers and they will meet either Hallow or Callow End in the final. 

In their first season in the League, Perdiswell Colts have reached the final of the Bernard Finnegan Cup. In their semi-final tie they beat Colwall Wanderers 3-1 with goals from Martin Fowler, Matt Curtis and an own goal. Ben Miller had earlier given Colwall a first half lead. 

Hallow won their Vaughn Albone Memorial Cup quarter-final at The Gloster Arms 5-1. Zaq Hussain and Ben Harborne both bagged a brace and they will now meet St Johns in the semi-finals. 

After their County Cup success last weekend, Callow End came down to earth with a bump, losing 2-0 to AFC Northfield, in the semi-finals of the Worcester Nursing Sunday Junior Cup.



25 Mar 2018 - WORCESTER LEAGUE ROUND UP - 25 MARCH

Callow End have won the WFA Sunday Premier Cup for the first time in their history. After a goal less draw after ninety minutes against Kidderminster League opponents, Harriers Trust, they clinched the trophy with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out success, despite having Scott Finnegan sent off during a stormy second half. 

The final of this season’s McDonald’s Worcester & District Football League Katherine Rayer Cup will be between Northside and Fernhill Heath Athletic. Northside had a comfortable 3-1 win at Clifton Rovers with goals from Charlie Tomlinson, Sam Yapp and George Aston. Fernhill Heath drew 1-1 with Drakes Broughton Rangers, Sam Carey giving Athletic the lead, before a Ryan Sneddon own goal sent the game into extra –time. There was no further scoring and in a poor penalty shoot-out, Fernhill Heath went through 3-1. 

FC Korono and Lower Teme & Martley will contest the Southam Trophy final. A single strike from Ed Ruscoe gave Korono victory at Hornets whilst Lower Teme came from 2-1 down to win 3-2 at Worcester Athletic, Callum Morris, Sam Lucas and Brandon Phillips the Martley scorers. 

Malvern Vale reached the Kilbourne Kay cup final with a 5-2 extra-time victory at Worcester City Wanderers. Luke Bailey and Chris Aldous both bagged a brace for Vale who will meet either AFC Mazak or Pershore Town Eagles in the final. A stunning 25 yard drive from George Corbett with literally the last kick of the match, was enough for Mazak to secure their semi-final place at the expense of Droitwich Spa Eagles. 

In the Bernard Finnegan Cup a hat-trick from Brad Morton gave Express Falcons a 3-2 win over Masons to set up a semi-final tie with Drakes Broughton Rangers Reserves. 

Sebright Arms beat division 4 rivals Spa Rovers to reach the Phipps Cup final where they will play either Grosvenor Sports or Malvern Radar Youth. Glen Sitch and Gavin Barlow were on target for Sebright. A double from Darren Palmer helped Grosvenor to a 4-1 triumph at Brewers Saints in their quarter-final tie. 

In the Premier division, leaders Hallow won 5-0 at FC Malvern, Zaq Hussain and Kyle Belmonte both bagging a brace. Perrywood played a double header against Upton Snodsbury and were successful in both games. A single strike from James Baldwin won the first match, with Nick Pearce and Omar Elmougy on target as they completed a 2-1 success in the second encounter. 

David Cornes grabbed the only goal of the match as division one leaders beat The Bell. Meanwhile St Johns maintained their title challenge with a 5-2 victory against Hallow Village. Matt Turner, Tom Stone, Jordan Preece, Andy Richardson and Matt Vale were all on the score sheet for the Saints. 

Goals from Brent Barnett, Aaron Northall and Celio Dias gave Pershore Town Eagles a 3-1 win against division 2 promotion hopefuls Eaton. 

In division 3 Perdiswell Colts hammered GDL Athletic 7-1 with strikes from Rio Janic (2), Kieron Roberts, Aron Davis, Aaron Mason, Owen Lane and Keith Aingel. Nick Jones cracked a hat-trick for Powick who won 3-1 at Freemasons Arms. 

A nine goal thriller at Droitwich Spa Eagles Reserves saw visitors New Inn Sports (Malvern) triumph 5-4. Dave Perera scored twice for New Inn as did Gavin Wood for Eagles. Jordan Roan grabbed a 90th minute winner for New Inn. Shooting star of the day was Adam Rushton who netted four times in Malvern Radar Youth’s 6-1 success at Eaton Reserves. Elsewhere there were two goals each for Dylan Hart of Worcester Saints who won 3-1 at Drakes Broughton Rangers Reserves and Elliot Watts as leaders Colwall Wanderers defeated Lower Teme & Martley Reserves 3-1.



18 Mar 2018 - SUNDAY 18 MARCH - ALL GAMES OFF !!

Due to the overnight snow, it has been decided to cancel this morning's entire Worcester League programme (including cup competitions).



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