Cov Rugby At Home To Loughborough Students

Coventry Rugby Club are at home to Loughborough University tomorrow.

The game kicks off at 3pm at Butts Park Arena and speaking about the game, Rowland Winter told the Coventry Rugby Club website:

“They’re traditionally a very fit side that plays for 80 minutes and moves the ball around which will test us in a different way to the majority of sides in National One,” he said.

“With an increased input from Leicester Tigers they have more experience and more physicality which will add to the test.

“We’re back at home, but I view this as one of our toughest games yet and we are going to need the full support of the Butts Park faithful.

“They’ve been in games until late on, there were only seven or eight points in it after 65 minutes against Ampthill last week and they pushed the Ampthill scrum around until the last 20 minutes, so I don’t read too much into their results.

“They gave us a real battle over there in the last game of last season, and we’re looking forward to a real challenge.”

COVENTRY: 15 James Stokes, 14 Anthony Matoto, 13 Heath Stevens (captain), 12 Fraser Dingwall, 11 James Neal, 10 Will Maisey, 9 Dave Brazier; 1 Nathanael Titchard-jones, 2 Scott Tolmie, 3 Jimmy Litchfield, 4 Nile Dacres, 5 George Oram, 6 Latu Makaafi, 7 Jack Preece, 8 Brett Daynes.

Replacements: 16 Phil Nilsen, 17 Luc Jeannot, 18 Olly Povoas, 19 Ben Palmer, 20 Max Trimble. Reserves: 21 Harry Morley, 22 Cameron Gray, 23 Tony Fenner, 24 Isaac McNulty, 25 Joe Lane.

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Tomorrow’s Non-League Fixtures

National League North – Harrogate Town V Leamington, Nuneaton Town V Stockport County.

Southern League Premier – Stratford Town V Royston Town

NPL Div One South – Basford United V Bedworth United.

FA Vase – Lutterworth Town V Coventry United, Racing Club Warwick V Clipstone, Rugby Town V Harrowby United, Walsall Wood V Atherstone

MFL 1 – Coventry Alvis V Hinckley, Nuneaton Griff V Chelmsley Town.

BV– Ambleside v Smithswood Firs, CPA FC V Rugby Borough, Coventrians V Willenhall Town, Dunlop V GNP Sports, Earlswood V Woodlands WMC, Enville V Shipston Excelsior, Hampton V Central Ajax, Knowle V Christ The King, Leamington Hibernian V Whitnash Town.

MFL Vase – Inkberrow V FC Stratford

 

This Week’s Total Motion Midland Football League Newsletter

Total Motion

Midland Football League

Newsletter

18th October 2017

League News

Dale Belford appointed manager

Hinckley AFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Dale Belford as first team manager.

Following a huge amount of interest in the post, the Board of Directors have confirmed that former Hinckley United goalkeeper Belford is the man they have chosen to take the club forward.

The former Tamworth and Rugby Town boss, 50, joins having spent last season scouting for Forest Green Rovers during their promotion season from the National League. Belford will be joined by Richard Lavery, who remains at the club as assistant manager having recently re-joined as a player. He will continue to play alongside his duties as Belford’s assistant. A stalwart of local football, Belford is no stranger to Hinckley having been between the sticks for United during two spells, and is also a household name at the likes of Atherstone and Tamworth having played for the Lambs across four decades.

Speaking on his appointment, Belford said: “The Hinckley name is still a big one in local football and after speaking to the Board and the other people concerned it was an easy decision.

“It’s a big challenge. Everybody is of the mindset that they’d like to progress and there’s an opportunity there to build. Carl has done a really good job over the last few years, I’ll try and pick up where he left off and hopefully move the club forward. It feels a bit like I’m coming home having seen a few familiar faces, and first and foremost that was the biggest attraction to the job. It’s good to be back.”

Hinckley AFC Chairman, Steve Jelfs, was delighted to appoint the new boss. He said: “I’m delighted and excited that Dale has accepted the position with Lavs as his assistant, and we’re certain that our supporters will be too. We had a number of applications from some very strong candidates, but as soon as we knew that Dale was interested we knew that he was the man we wanted. He comes with a vast wealth of experience and, just as importantly, knows what Hinckley AFC means to the town and its supporters. I’d also like to say that we’re very grateful to Dean Thomas for taking charge of first team affairs during these three games. He’s made this process much easier. He’s a top man and a top manager and we’re proud to be associated with him.”

Belford’s first look at the squad will be as a keen spectator tomorrow at St John’s Park as Dean Thomas takes charge for one final time against Heath Hayes before passing the baton to the new man in charge. As part of the new era, Belford will be also keeping one eye on the future as the club’s expenditure becomes an increasing focal point ahead of the much hoped for move back to the borough in the seasons to come. To enable this, a greater focus will be placed on the resources necessary for any future return ‘home’ while balancing the need for a continued competitive team on the pitch to maintain the work that has been undertaken to date.

Jelfs said: “We took the opportunity to review the playing budget and it’s true to say that we have reduced it from the beginning of the season, but Dale is comfortable with that and we’re grateful to him for it.”

Travels of the Press Officer

Saturday October 14th

Total Motion Midland Football League Division 2

Smithswood Firs 1 Hampton 2

A first visit to the glades and the game between 3rd and 2nd in the league table. Both sides came into the game on a run of league wins, Smithswood 4 on the trot and Hampton 5. With their grounds next to each other, this was as local a derby as it gets. The visitors started brightly and Elton Papri had a chance inside the first minute, his shot off target. A free-kick from Daniel Neeld saw Smithswood keeper Jake Woodward clear with a poor punch. The game was highly competitive with Hampton edging the possession. In the 14th minute, a long clearance from Hampton keeper Andy Gouldstone found Ainsley Seivwright in space but he couldn’t direct his header goalwards. Ryan Walker had a great chance for Hampton, dancing past three defenders and then deciding to pass rather than taking the shooting option which appeared to be the best option. Hampton’s dominance paid off in the 17th minute when they took the lead. A shot from Ainsley Seivwright was miss hit into the path of Cameron Seivwright who did well to knock the ball over Woodward and into the net. Ryan Walker created an opening for Papri but his shot was weak and easily held. Ainsley Seivwright saw a shot blocked for a corner as Hampton looked for a second. In the 26th minute, Ryan Walker chipped Woodward, the ball landing on the roof of the net. However, a minute later Hampton scored number two when Ryan Walker was on hand at the far post to tap home a low cross from Cameron Seivwright. Another long clearance from Gouldstone again found Ainsley Seivwright but he shot wide. Smithswood went close when Nathan Leek was inches wide with a shot from 25 yards. The home side were back in it in the 37th minute when a quick throw from Tyron Smith sent Trea Bertie free and his shot flew in off the far post. Within a minute, Bertie had a chance to score his second but he missed the target. With three minutes left in the half, Dominic Perkins saved the home side with an astonishing block on the line to thwart Cameron Seivwright. From the resulting corner, Smithswood again threw bodies in the way to block shots on target.

Three minutes into the second half, Gouldstone had to race off his line to clear the ball away from Bertie. A minute later, the keeper got down well to save a free-kick from Curtis Thomas. The 52nd minute encapsulated everything that this game had to offer. Bertie raced through on goal and was stopped by an excellent flying save from Gouldstone. Hampton responded with a long ball which sent Ainsley Seivwright clear and he was stopped by an excellent save from Woodward. Smithswood were now in the ascendancy and Gouldstone made a fine save to cut out a cross from Perkins. Martin Crawford created an opening for the home side but the Hampton defence stood firm. In the 73rd minute, a poor back pass played in Ainsley Seivwright but Woodward raced off his line to make the save. In the 84th minute, a flick on from Smith was met on the volley by Bertie and Gouldstone made an excellent save. A minute later, Crawford connected perfectly and his goal bound shot was brilliantly cleared by a Hampton defender. Ryan Walker could have settled matters in the last minute, Woodward making a good save. In stoppage time, a deep cross picked out Smith at the far post but he put it behind for a goal kick.

A wonderful game between two well matched sides. A great advert for Division 2 football.

Tuesday October 17th

Staffordshire Senior Cup Round 1

Sporting Khalsa 2 Heath Hayes 0

With the ground developments at The Aspray Arena delayed for a month, this was an unexpected home game for Khalsa. A run of 9 game unbeaten has seen Ian Rowes rocket up the Premier Division table. With a tough assignment at Coleshill Town on Saturday, the manager shuffled his team with 7 changes from the weekend. Heath Hayes have been the entertainers in Division 1 this season, Saturdays 4-4 at Hinckley AFC a case in point. Their young side have impressed many this season including yours truly. It was the home side that started the brighter. Mensah Kinch saw a shot blocked before Khalsa took the lead in the 4th minute. A cross from Rikardo Reid was headed back across goal by Kinch and there was Kyle Brady to volley despite a sterling effort from Mark Wiggins. Kinch created another good chance for the home side, his right wing cross into the danger zone but no-one could turn it home. Reid had a shot from outside the box which cleared the bar. In the 7th minute, an excellent run and cross from Jake Humphries dropped into the Khalsa 6-yard box but again there was no-one on hand to finish it. Heath Hayes were not dismayed by the early goal and a free-kick from James McGready was well saved by Sam Arnold. A free-kick at the other end was wasted with Liam Holt clearing the bar by a long way. A free-kick from Brad Rolston found its way to Chris Horton and his shot was narrowly over. Khalsa doubled their lead in the 23rd minute. A long throw from Jonny Haynes reached Kinch, who controlled it well and played a reverse pass to Brady who made no mistake. Heath Hayes responded with a free-kick from McGready which was well defended by Brad Lawley. Khalsa should have made it three on the half-hour mark when Kinch played the ball into Brady who contrived to miss from 1 yard. Brady had the ball in the net two minutes later but the offside flag had gone up. In the 35th minute Christian Henry picked out Reid whose shot was well saved by Wiggins. The ball invitingly for Brady but he cleared the bar with the goal at his mercy. Reid was the next to miss a sitter for Khalsa when he beat the defender and hammered his volley against the post with Wiggins beaten. Just before half-time, good approach play from Khalsa teed up Holt in front of goal, but he too failed to find the target.

Three minutes after the break, Reid was one-on-one with Wiggins and it was the Heath Hayes keeper who was by far the braver and he won the ball. A triple substitution by Heath Hayes in the 51st minute showed that the visitors were far from overawed and they felt they could get something out of the game. On the hour mark, Reid somehow managed to get the ball to Brady and again, the shot was high when he should have hit the target. Heath Hayes had good claims for a penalty turned down when a cross from the right was clearly handled by Tes Robinson but the officials disagreed. An excellent through ball from Holt, was inches away from being picked up by Lawley. In the 73rd minute, Craig Bannister was off target with his first touch after replacing Reid. The impressive Humphries shot straight at Arnold as Heath Hayes continued to look for a way back into the game. In the 77th minute, superb approach play from Heath Hayes saw McGready play the ball into the path of top scorer Regan Smith but Arnold raced off his line to clear. Smith went close in the83rd minute, shrugging off the challenge of a couple of defenders before shooting across the face of goal. Jack Weldon missed a great chance for Heath Hayes heading wide when unmarked.

An entertaining game but how Kyle Brady only scored two, only he will know. Credit to Heath Hayes, they kept plugging away and their youngsters came out of the game with enormous credit.

Review

Premier Division

Leaders Coleshill Town have had their lead cut to just one point following a dramatic afternoon at Pack Meadow, Twice Coleshill held a 2 goal lead over visitors Stourport Swifts and with a 4-2 lead with only 12 minutes remaining no-one would have predicted Swifts to score three more goals to run out 5-4 winners. Jordan Nadat scored twice for the Colemen with both Paul Hurrell and Aaron Lloyd bagging braces for Swifts. Bromsgrove Sporting took full advantage, a Robbie Bunn goal nine minutes from time settling the game at Heanor Town. Third place Worcester City lost ground being held to a 1-1 draw at The Victoria Ground by South Normanton Athletic, City playing for around an hour with 10 men following a red card to Wayne Thomas on his debut. Sporting Khalsa are level on points now with Worcester following a 4-0 win over Loughborough University, David Meese scoring twice. Shawbury United followed up their win last week with a fine 3-3 draw at Coventry United. The home side were pegged back twice with Steve Faux’ equaliser coming in the 92nd minute. Coventry Sphinx are back up to 6th place, Jamie Towers scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Rocester. Quorn are off the bottom of the table as they recorded their second win of the season, 3-0 over Lye Town at Farley Way. Boldmere St Michaels slip to the bottom as they went down 3-1 at Westfields who are up to 14th. Two goals from Nicky Turton gave AFC Wulfrunians an impressive 2-1 win at Rugby Town. Long Eaton United climb two places following a 2-0 win over Haughmond at Grange Park, both goals in the first half. Shepshed Dynamo raced into a 2-0 lead at Highgate United inside 13 minutes. The Gate clawed it back and shared the spoils with an equaliser in the 87th minute.

League Table 1 Coleshill Town 14 10 2 2 32 19 13 32
2 Bromsgrove Sporting 12 10 1 1 25 8 17 31
3 Worcester City 12 7 3 2 34 15 19 24
4 Sporting Khalsa 12 7 3 2 29 13 16 24
5 Coventry United 12 6 3 3 30 17 13 21
6 Coventry Sphinx 13 6 3 4 19 20 -1 21
7 AFC Wulfrunians 12 7 0 5 19 23 -4 21
8 Stourport Swifts 13 6 2 5 28 30 -2 20
9 Heanor Town 11 6 1 4 21 19 2 19
10 Rugby Town 12 5 3 4 17 11 6 18
11 Highgate United 12 5 3 4 19 16 3 18
12 Shepshed Dynamo 11 5 2 4 27 15 12 17
13 Lye Town 12 4 5 3 15 15 0 17
14 Westfields 8 4 0 4 18 16 2 12
15 Long Eaton United 12 3 3 6 18 22 -4 12
16 Haughmond 11 3 2 6 13 19 -6 11
17 Loughborough University 12 3 1 8 12 23 -11 10
18 Rocester 11 2 2 7 17 31 -14 8
19 Quorn 12 2 2 8 15 31 -16 8
20 South Normanton Athletic 12 2 2 8 10 27 -17 8
21 Shawbury United 11 2 1 8 14 22 -8 7
22 Boldmere St Michaels 11 1 2 8 12 32 -20 5

Division 1

Studley return to the top of the Division following a 2-0 win at Stafford Town. Both goals came in the last 10 minutes through Gareth Evans & Karl King. Walsall Wood slip to 2nd following a goalless draw at Nuneaton Griff. Hinckley AFC remain in third place as they shared 8 goals in a 4-4 thriller at St Johns Park with Heath Hayes. Steve Hart scored twice for Hinckley in game which flowed this way and that. Atherstone Town are level on points with Hinckley following a 3-1 win at The Mark Webster Community Stadium over Pershore Town. Leicester Road picked up their 4th league win in succession as they beat Heather St Johns 2-1. Ilkeston Town had another 500+ gate as they moved into the top 6 with a 4-2 win over Chelmsley Town, Alex Marshall scoring twice. Littleton are up to 8th after a 2-0 win at 5 Acres over Lichfield City. In a battle of the table battle, Brocton came away from the TSA Stadium with a 2-0 win over Cadbury Athletic. Bolehall Swifts moved up to 15th, a 4-2 win over Coventry Alvis at Rene Road leaving their visitors a point adrift at the bottom of the table. Racing Club Warwick edged a 5-goal thriller with Uttoxeter Town at Townsend Meadow, 3-2 the final score.

Two second-half goals from Jake Upton gave Coventry Copsewood a 2-1 at Paget Rangers.

Division 2

In the game between 3rd and 2nd at The Glades it was visitors 2nd place Hampton that came out on top beating Smithswood Firs 2-1. NKF Burbage maintained their one point lead at the top, Tom Smith scoring twice in a 3-0 win at Earlswood Town. Montpellier bounced back from last week’s defeat, beating Barnt Green Spartak 6-1 at The Beehive with Stuart Hendrie helping himself to a hat-trick. Knowle are up to 4th following a 1-0 win at Northfield Town, Steven Ruck with the goal. A solitary goal from Dan Murphy settled the game in Feckenham’s favour at Droitwich Spa. Fairfield Villa and Moors Academy shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw at Fairfield.

Division 3

Bartestree missed the chance of taking over at the top of the table, going down 4-1 at home to a revitalised AFC Solihull, Andy Matthews scoring twice. FC Stratford are up to 2nd place after their 5th win out of 5, 6-0 at bottom club Castle Vale Town. James Gifford scored 3 and Daniel Stokes 2 as Stratford increased their goal difference to an astonishing +37. Shipston Excelsior moved up to 4th following a 2-1 win over Inkberrow, Enville Athletic and CT Shush couldn’t find a goal between them at Hall Drive.

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Lichfield City christened their new pitch with a fine 2-1 win over Rocester, Jordan Evans and Tom Green on the mark for City. Alex Perry scored twice for Stourport Swifts as they beat Westfields 2-1 at Walshes Meadow. South Normanton Athletic were ruthless against Coventry Alvis, winning 7-0 with a hat-trick for Luke Crosby and a double for Kevin Hemagou.

Les James Memorial Charity Cup 1st Round

Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons are through to the quarter finals of the LJCC after a giant killing 2-0 win over Division 2 Redditch Borough. Reece Gibson and Sam Dowdell were the men on target.

Other Cups

In the Staffordshire Vase, Pelsall Villa went down 6-4 at Ossma Blurton. Bloxwich Town also bowed out at the first round stage, losing 3-2 at Redgate Clayton.

In the Coventry Charity Cup both GNP Sports and Leamington Hibernian were knocked out in the first round, losing 5-1 to AEI Rugby and 4-0 to Dunlop respectively. In the 2nd round of the competition, Central Ajax beat Christ The King on penalties after it had finished 0-0. Coventry Copsewood were comfortable 5-1 victors over Coventry Colliery.

In the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup, Coton Green beat Alcester Town 4-1 with Adam Goodby scoring twice. Continental Star also made progress winning 5-2 at Highgate United Under 21, Darren Green and Shaquille Leachman both scoring twice. FC Stratford’s winning run came to an end as they were beaten 4-2 by Bewdley Town at The Moodchimp Stadium.

In the Bedworth Nursing Cup, Coventrians lost a penalty shoot out to AFC Binley after it finished 2-2 at normal time.

Brocton looked to be heading to a penalty shoot-out against EFL Walsall in the Walsall Senior Cup at Silkmore Lane until a last-minute goal from Tom Leak gave Walsall a 3-2 win.

Two early goals from Kyle Brady ensured that Sporting Khalsa progressed in the Staffordshire Senior Cup as they beat Heath Hayes 2-0 at the Aspray Arena.

In the Leicestershire Challenge Cup, Leicester Road edged a seven-goal thriller with Quorn. Jordan Burrows with the winner in the 65th minute after Greg Downes had earlier scored twice for The Road. Shay Brennan scored twice as Shepshed Dynamo comfortably beat St Andrews 4-0 at The Dovecote. Hinckley AFC were knocked out at St John’s Park, Aylestone Park winning 3-0 with two goals from Jason Lee.

In the TJ Vickers Shropshire Premier Cup, Haughmond won 4-2 at AFC Bridgnorth, twice coming from behind. Shawbury United made serene progress, 5-0 the scoreline at Shifnal Town.

Highgate United are through to the next round of the Birmingham Senior Cup following a thrilling 5-3 win at Coventry United. Marco Adaggio continued his fine goal scoring form with another brace.

AFC Wulfrunians bowed out of the JW Hunt Cup losing 1-0 at WMRL Division 1 Tipton Town.

Reserves CHALLENGE TROPHY ROUND 1
Group “A”
Lichfield City 0 v 3 Coton Green
Group “B”
Cadbury Athletic 2 v 1 Alvechurch
Knowle 1 v 1 Bromsgrove Sporting
DERBYSHIRE DIVISIONAL CUP (SOUTH) ROUND 1
Gresley Res. 4 v 2 Swanwick Pentrich Road Res.
Under 21 Division CHALLENGE BOWL ROUND 2
Tamworth 2 v 1 Quorn
UNDER 21 DIVISION EAST
Bedworth United 12 v 1 Atherstone Town
Coventry United 6 v 0 AFC Rushden & Diamonds Elite
Kettering Town 0 v 1 Aylestone Park
Leicester Nirvana 1 v 4 FCV Reds
Milton Keynes College 4 v 0 Coleshill Town
UNDER 21 DIVISION WEST
AFC Redditch 5 v 2 H O W Academy
Boldmere St Michaels 6 v 2 Droitwich Spa G & B
Continental Star 5 v 5 Wychall Wanderers
Worcester City 0 v 4 Evesham United
STAFFORDSHIRE CHALLENGE CUP ROUND 2
Heath Hayes u21 6 v 2 Lichfield City Casuals
Madley White Star 1 v 0 Rushall Olympic u21
Norton Canes 2 v 1 Brocton u21
SMEDLEY CROOKE MEMORIAL CHARITY CUP ROUND 1
Highgate United u21 2 v 5 Continental Star

Leading scorers

Premier Division

Aaron Lloyd Stourport Swifts 14

Marco Adaggio Highgate United 14

Lei Brown Highgate United 12

Dave Reynolds Worcester City 12

David Meese Sporting Khalsa 11

Kyle Brady AFC Wulfrunians, Sporting Khalsa 10

Matt Gardner Coleshill Town 10

Steve Hole Haughmond 10

Ryan Nesbitt Boldmere St Michaels 10

Elliott Reeves Heanor Town 10

Jack Till Lye Town 10

Nick Turton AFC Wulfrunians 10

Reuben Wiggins-Thomas Rugby Town 10

Shay Brennan Shepshed Dynamo 9

Mark Danks Worcester City 9

Kevin Hemagou South Normanton Athletic 9

Martin Smyth Rocester 9

Craig Bannister Sporting Khalsa 8

Robbie Bunn Bromsgrove Sporting 8

Luke Crosby South Normanton Athletic 8

Ryan Harkin Coventry Sphinx 8

Liam Hurst Shepshed Dynamo 8

David Kolodynski Rugby Town 8

Mitch Piggon Coventry United 8

Oli Roome Rocester 8

Jake Betts (Shepshed Dynamo), Dominic Brennan (Quorn), Nick MacPherson (Stourport Swifts), Joe Parry (Haughmond), Craig Reid (Coventry United) and Dean Rathbone (Coleshill Town) all on 7 goals

Division 1

Simeon Cobourne Heather St Johns 16

Regan Smith Heath Hayes 15

George Bowerman Hinckley AFC 14

Daniel Carter Littleton 14

Alex Naughton Atherstone Town 13

Paul Sullivan Walsall Wood 13

Steve Hart Hinckley AFC 11

Joey Butlin Walsall Wood 10

Daniel Carter Paget Rangers 9

Greg Downes Leicester Road 9

Kyle Esplin Uttoxeter Town 9

Dan Griffiths Lichfield City 9

Alex Marshall Ilkeston Town 9

Andy Nicol Studley 9

Jamie Clarke Pershore Town 8

Joe Hartshorne Brocton 8

Michael Wright Pershore Town / Littleton 8

Odane Barnes Cadbury Athletic 7

Adam Knight Racing Club Warwick 7

Shane Benjamin (Heather St johns), Michael Bloore (Bolehall Swifts), Luke Church (Racing Club Warwick), Montel Gibson (Ilkeston Town), Nuno Gomes (Leicester Road), Jake Humphries (Heath Hayes), Matt Langham (Leicester Road), Jemeul Mills (Chelmsley Town), Ryan Pace (Coventry Alvis/Stafford Town), Daniel Priest (Pershore Town) and Dave Yonwin (Heather St johns) all on 6 goals

Division 2

Stuart Hendrie Montpellier 18

Trea Bertie Smithswood Firs 12

Jess Adcock NKF Burbage 11

Steve Ruck Knowle 11

Martin Crawford Smithswood Firs 10

Tom Smith NKF Burbage 9

Adam Garmson Northfield Town 8

Dominic Strevens Barnt Green Spartak 8

Nathan Astill NKF Burbage 6

Alex Coultas NKF Burbage 6

Adam Goodby Coton Green 6

Sam Melia Bloxwich Town 6

Andrew Millan Coton Green 6

Daniel Murphy Feckenham 6

Ainsley Seivwright Hampton 6

Kelsn Shepard Montpellier 6

Ellis Blakemore Fairfield Villa 5

Umit Eminoglu Feckenham 5

Jake Garner NKF Burbage 5

James Lemon Droitwich Spa 5

Cameron Moriarty Bloxwich Town 5

Ryan Walker Hampton 5

Ryan Andrews Moors Academy 4

Brad Burgess Droitwich Spa 4

Ben Lund Pelsall Villa 4

Daniel Pitt Fairfield Villa 4

Cameron Seivwright Hampton 4

Karl Walker Hampton 4

Stephen Windle Earlswood Town 4

Division 3

James Gifford FC Stratford 17

Dylan Parker FC Stratford 12

Nathan Davies Inkberrow 10

Jimmy Ward Alcester Town 10

James Drinkwater Shipston Excelsior 9

Reece Gibson Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 9

Louis Mann Bartestree 8

Ellis Kalach Alcester Town 7

Thomas Cuppleditch Coventrians 6

Tyler Haddow Coventrians 6

Ben Hill FC Stratford 6

Jake Harris Shipston Excelsior 5

Kyle Hudlin Castle Vale Town 5

Tom Parnaby FC Stratford 5

Ashley Wilkes FC Stratford 5

Abubaker Abdulkarim Birmingham Tigers 4

William Beach Alcester Town 4

Charlie Cook GNP Sports 4

Daniel Fleming Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 4

Joe Godson Shipston Excelsior 4

Jonathan Hamer AFC Solihull 4

Brad Hands Inkberrow 4

Miles Langford Bartestree 4

Matthew Lewis Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 4

Daniel Stokes FC Stratford 4

Younes Touaiti Birmingham Tigers 4

Reserves

Sam Hammerton Gresley 9

Dean Fisher Alvechurch 8

Kane Lee Gresley 7

Josh Dutton Gresley 5

Chris Hughes-Tranter Cadbury Athletic 5

Zakim Evans Gresley 4

Daniel Lawrence Alvechurch 4

Harry Landsowne Gresley 4

Elliot Nash Alvechurch 4

Liam Arrowsmith Coton Green 3

Lewis Brade Alvechurch 3

Charlie Griffths Knowle 3

Curtis Haynes Coton Green 3

Marc Johnston Nuneaton Griff 3

Chanda Mulenga Nuneaton Griff 3

Under 21

Joel Steer Tamworth 15

Ewan Dunbar Evesham United 10

Ryan Palmer Coventry United 10

Liam Lockett Worcester City 8

Alex Knight Tamworth 7

Samuel Major-Beddoes Evesham United 7

Jordan Thompson Continental Star 7

Praise Anyanegbu Highgate United 6

Bailey Fuller H.O.W. Academy 6

Sam Jeeves Boldmere St Michaels 6

Jordan McKenzie AFC Redditch 6

Yasin Peart Boldmere St Michaels 6

Chandler Pegg Tamworth 6

Matthew Beedell Brocton 5

Ryan Brooks Boldmere St Michaels 5

Keaton Francis-Belou Coventry united 5

Andre Lawrence Sutton Coldfield 5

Kai Williams Bedworth United 5

Bailey Beddows (H.O.W. Academy), Shay Beeby (Aylestone Park), Ryan Beckinsale (Milton Keynes College), Nathan Cadby (Coventry United), John Canning (Sutton Coldfield Town), Lucas Edmonds (H.O.W. Academy), Sam Ford (Coleshill Town), Jack Fox (Wychall Wanderers), Sam Holden (Bedworth United), Tyler Johal (Tamworth), Riley Keasey (Worcester City), Liam Kirton (Brocton), Matthew Kummins (Heath Hayes), Adam Langley (Heath Hayes), Jordan Lovell (Continental Star), Lewis Ludford (Coventry United), King-David Marstaller (Milton Keynes College), Sam McGonaghy (Wychall Wanderers) and Callum Morris (Droitwich Spa BG) all on 4 goals

Preview

FA Vase

AFC Wulfrunians (MFLP 7th) vs Leicester Nirvana (UCL 1st)

Leicester Nirvana are unbeaten this season and they have won every game they have played since the end of August. Wulfs are having a good season and last week’s win at Rugby Town got them back on the winning trail. Nirvana will start as favourites but extra-time would be no surprise.

Bardon Hill (LSL 1st) vs Quorn (MFLP 19th)

Former MFL side Bardon Hill have a 100% record in the Leicestershire Senior League and knocked out Division 1 side Uttoxeter Town in the previous round. Quorn have struggled this season but a were lifted by victory over Lye Town last weekend. On paper, Quorn should win this one but confidence will be with Bardon Hill.

Brocton (MFL1 18th) vs Wednesfield (WMRL 6th)

This promises to be an excellent game. Wednesfield have settled well in the WMRL Premier Division this season following promotion while Brocton have been disappointing since their relegation from the MFL Premier last season. On a good surface, with both sides keen to play football, this should be a good one for the neutral.

Haughmond (MFLP 16th) vs Worksop Town (NCEL 6th)

A tough game for Haughmond with their well supported visitors riding high in the North Eastern Counties League. Haughmond had a great run in the FA Cup and have the taste for success. Worksop have scored eight goals already in this season’s Vase campaign and will be difficult opposition. Another one which could go all the way

Holbeach United (UCL 8th) vs South Normanton Athletic (MFLP 20th)

Holbeach lost only their second game of the season last week and that was after 8 straight victories in all competitions. The Shiners have had mixed results in their first season in the MFL but a hard-earned point at Worcester City last weekend gives an indication that they are a side to be reckoned with. Holbeach will start as favourites.

Lutterworth Town (UCL1 8th) vs Coventry United (MFLP 5th)

Step 6 Lutterworth Town are on a mixed run of results including a 1-0 defeat at Potton United last weekend. United have struggled past Tipton Town and Stone Old Alleynians in the Vase this season and will need to show better form if they are to proceed to round 2, as the form book indicates that they should.

Pinxton (CMLS 1st) vs Heather St Johns (MFL1 11th)

Pinxton have dropped just two points in the Central Midlands South Division this season. They warmed up with a 9-1-win last weekend. Heather lost to Leicester Road at the weekend but the addition of the likes of Simeon Cobourne, Tom Weale and Shane Benjamin from last season’s FA Vase semi-finalists Coleshill Town has given them a serious cutting edge. Should be goals galore.

Racing Club Warwick (MFL1 9th) vs Clipstone (NCEL 22nd)

Clipstone have lost all 14 league games in the North East Counties Premier League with their only victories (2) being in the FA Cup and FA Vase. The Racers are comfortably mid-table in Division 1 of the MFL and this will be their 6th successive home game, due to the vagaries of cup draws. Their form is good and they should be favourites to beat their higher ranked opponents

Rugby Town (MFLP 10th) vs Harrowby United (UCL1 11th)

Both sides have had similar results this season. Rugby, following relegation from the Evostik League, have found the MFL to be highly competitive and results have reflected this. Harrowby have put a decent run together, winning their last two league games including a 4-1-win last week over Irchester United. A decent crowd at Butlin Road should help Rugby Town through to round 2

Rushden & Higham United (UCL1 3rd) vs Highgate United (MFLP 11th)

Rushden have won three out of the last 4 to move up to 3rd in Division 1 of the United Counties League. After a slow start, Highgate United have gradually climbed the MFL table and with Lei Brown in fine goalscoring form, they should have too much for Rushden to handle

Stafford Town (MFL1 17th) vs Kimberley Miners Welfare (EMCL 7th)

Stafford Town started the season exceptionally well but a run of tough fixtures has seen them slip down the table. Kimberley have had some poor recent results too including a 5-1 defeat last Saturday at Anstey Nomads. A tough one to call but home advantage may count

Stourport Swifts (MFLP 8th) vs Shirebrook Town (NCEL1 9th)

Stourport Swifts are on a good run of form including a stunning 5-4 win at league leaders Coleshill Town last week. 13 points from their last 15 has seen them into the top half of the table. Shirebrook beat Long Eaton United in the previous round so Swifts will have to be on their guard.

Walsall Wood (MFL1 2nd) vs Atherstone Town (MFL1 4th)

A real humdinger between two of the sides battling it out for promotion from Division 1 of the MFL. Walsall Wood have looked invincible at home this season and have seven clean sheets on the trot. Scoring goals is a popular pastime for the Adders and this could be a case of the immovable object versus the unstoppable force. A must see

Westfields (MFLP 14th) vs Shifnal Town (WMRL 13th)

Westfields are playing catch up in the MFL and have 6 games in hand on the leaders. Their position of 14th is a false one and the return of Jamie Molyneux from Hereford has certainly lifted spirits. Shifnal squeezed past Division 2 Droitwich Spa in the previous round of the Vase where red cards were flashed with abandon. Everything points to a Westfields victory

Worcester City (MFLP 3) vs Sherwood Colliery (CMLS 2nd)

Sherwood Colliery are 2nd in the Central Midlands League South Division and are unbeaten after 8 matches. They drew only their second game of the season last Saturday at home to Blidworth Welfare. Worcester City have started well in the MFL. 5 points dropped in their last two games has seen them drop of the top two but they have so many goals throughout the side, it would be the shock of the round should they not go through

Premier Division

Only two games in the Premier Division but what games they are. Leaders Coleshill Town host 4th placed Sporting Khalsa with their lead at the top cut to just one point following last Saturday’s home defeat at the hands of Stourport Swifts. Khalsa have won their last 5 to climb the table rapidly. 2nd place Bromsgrove Sporting travel to The Dovecote to face Shepshed Dynamo where a win for The Rouslers could take them top.

Division 1

Leaders Studley can extend their lead at the top of the table with a win at The Beehive over mid-table Bolehall Swifts. 3rd placed Hinckley AFC have the opportunity to close the gap with Walsall Wood when they travel to bottom of the table Coventry Alvis. It should be a good game at 5Acres as two in-form sides meet with Littleton hosting Ilkeston Town. Leicester Road will move into the top 4 if they can take all three points from their visit to Pershore Town. Heath Hayes are the team to watch if you like plenty of goals and that should be the case this week as they welcome Paget Rangers to The Coppice Colliery Ground. Chelmsley Town started the season on fire but have struggled of late and they travel to Nuneaton Griff who are starting to pick up results after a slow start to the season. Three successive defeats have seen Uttoxeter Town slip to 16th and this week they host 2nd bottom Cadbury Athletic.

Division 2

Montpellier have the opportunity to close the gap on the sides above them if they can pick up all 3 points at New Mill Lane against Coton Green. Bloxwich Town have proven a tough nut to crack at home and this week Feckenham are the visitors.

Division 3

No Fixtures

Presidents Cup

Division 2 league leaders NKF Burbage host Fairfield Villa with the winners travelling to Smithswood Firs in the quarter final.

Challenge Vase Round 2

The first quarter final of the Vase sees unbeaten FC Stratford travel to Inkberrow. When the two sides met in the league earlier this season, Stratford ran out 5-1 winners.

Other Fixtures BIRMINGHAM SATURDAY VASE ROUND 1
AFC Solihull v Alcester Town
Ambleside Sports v Smithswood Firs
Barnt Green Spartak v C T Shush
Birmingham Tigers v Castle Vale Town
Continental Star v Birmingham Irish
Coventrians v Willenhall Town
Dunlop v G N P Sports
Earlswood Town v Woodlands WMC
Enville Athletic v Shipston Excelsior
Hampton v Central Ajax
Knowle v Christ the King
Leamington Hibernian v Whitnash Town
Moors Academy v FC Premier
Northfield Town v AFC Wednesbury
Redditch Borough v Wake Green Amateur
Wonder Vaults v Boldmere Sports & Social
BIRMINGHAM SATURDAY AMATEUR CUP ROUND 1, REPLAY
Burton Town “A” v Boldmere St Michaels u21
Reserves CHALLENGE TROPHY ROUND 1, Group “B”
Alvechurch v Knowle
RESERVE DIVISION
Bolehall Swifts v Lichfield City
Cadbury Athletic v Bromsgrove Sporting
Under 21 Divisions CHALLENGE BOWL ROUND 2
H O W Academy v Sutton Coldfield Town 10.30
Milton Keynes College v Kettering Town 10.30
UNDER 21 DIVISION EAST
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Elite v Bedworth United 10.30
Atherstone Town v Coventry United 11.00
Aylestone Park v Leicester Nirvana 10.30
FCV Reds v Coleshill Town 10.30
Quorn v Tamworth 10.30
UNDER 21 DIVISION WEST
AFC Redditch v Rushall Olympic 10.30
Droitwich Spa G & B v Brocton 10.30
Evesham United v Wychall Wanderers 10.30
Worcester City v Highgate United 10.30