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Midland Football League


29th August 2018

League News

The draw for the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup has been made

Highgate United vs Stourbridge

Cleethorpes Town or Loughborough University vs Walsall Wood

AFC Mansfield vs Stourport Swifts

Romulus vs Belper Town

Quorn vs Atherstone Town

Coalville Town vs Racing Club Warwick

Ties to be played Saturday 8th September


Updated League Cup Draws

League Cup Round 2 Ilkeston Town v Rocester Tues 25 Sep
Stapenhill / South Normanton Athletic v Lichfield City
Long Eaton United v Uttoxeter Town/ Dunkirk
Heather St Johns / NKF Burbage v Nuneaton Griff
Coventry United v Bolehall Swifts / Coventry Copsewood
Coventry Sphinx v Leicester Road Tues 25 Sep
Quorn / Loughborough University v Hinckley AFC
G N P Sports v Shepshed Dynamo Wed 26 Sep
Heath Hayes / Brocton v Sporting Khalsa / Walsall Wood
Wolverhampton S C v AFC Wulfrunians Tues 25 Sep
Racing Club Warwick v Westfields / Stourport Swifts
Highgate United v FC Stratford / Worcester City
Littleton v Studley Wed 26 Sep
Boldmere St Michaels v Lye Town Tues 25 Sep
Chelmsley Town / Paget Rangers v Cadbury Athletic
Coton Green v Romulus / Atherstone Town
Lane Head v Enville Athletic / Shipston Excelsior
Continental Star v Northfield town / Bartestree
Fairfield Villa v AFC Church / AFC Solihull
Inkberrow / Castle Vale Town v Alcester Town
Coventry Alvis / Coventry Plumbing v Earlswood Town / FC Stratford
Redditch Borough v Central Ajax / Boldmere Sports
Barnt Green Spartak / GNP Sports v Knowle
Birmingham Tigers v Coventrians / Leamington Hibernian
FC Stratford / Northfield Town v Fairfield Villa / Coton Green
Knowle / Bolehall Swifts v GNP Sports / Boldmere Sports
Earlswood Town v Feckenham / Moors Academy
Lane Head / Coventry Alvis v Redditch Borough / Hampton
AFC Church / WLV Football v Inkberrow / Continental Star
FC Shush / Alcester Town v Bartestree / Birmingham Tigers
Leamington Hibernian v Shipston Excelsior/Enville Athletic
Central Ajax v Coventry Plumbing


FA Cup

Atherstone Town had the result of the round winning 3-1 away at Step 3 local rivals Bedworth United. Romulus were also victors over higher ranked opposition, Mitch Piggon scoring twice in their comprehensive 4-0 win over Step 4 Newcastle Town. Racing Club Warwick travelled to WMRL Malvern Town and came from behind to win 2-1. Two goals from Tony Clarke gave Walsall Wood victory over Whitchurch Alport at Oak Park for the 2nd season running. Two goals in the second half from Drew Canavan earned Stourport Swifts their place in the next round as they beat Sporting Khalsa 2-1 at Walshes Meadow. Steve Hart scored a hat-trick as Quorn beat league rivals South Normanton Athletic 3-2. Highgate United beat Division 1 Leicester Road 3-0 at The Coppice. Loughborough University hosted Cleethorpes Town and the sides shared 6 goals with a replay required next week at Linden. Alex Flett scored twice for The Owls but Joe Boachie’s injury time equaliser earned the students the replay. Long Eaton United were beaten by Step 6 Grimsby Borough in Lincolnshire with the home side playing a large proportion of the game with 10 men.


Premier Division

Rikardo Reid scored a hat-trick as Boldmere St Michaels made it four wins out of 5 with a 5-2 victory over Shepshed Dynamo. Westfields came from 2 goals down to draw 2-2 at Dunkirk, Alex Hainault equalising 4 minutes from time.

League leaders Ilkeston Town made it 6 from 7 with a 4-1 win over South Normanton Athletic at The New Manor Ground, Elliott Reeves scoring twice. Westfields are 2nd following a 2-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton Sporting Community at Allpay Park. 3rd placed Lye Town were held to a goalless draw by Walsall Wood at Oak Park. Coventry Sphinx won the Coventry derby at Sphinx Drive beating United 4-1 with Callum Woodward scoring twice. Highgate United beat fellow FA Cup heroes Romulus 2-0 at The Vale Stadium to move into 5th. Sporting Khalsa made it three league wins on the spin with a 2-0 victory at AFC Wulfrunians. Stourport Swifts had two players sent-off as they were beaten 3-1 by Worcester City at The Victoria Ground. Long Eaton United picked up their first win of the league campaign beating Dunkirk 2-1 at Grange Park. Loughborough University saw their second 3-3 draw in three days as they were held by Quorn at Holywell, Ryan Seal scoring twice for the visitors.

Division 1

A hat-trick from James Taylor helped Lichfield City to a 4-0 win at Chelmsley Town. Cadbury Athletic remain unbeaten as a Derrick Hoffenden goal 4 minutes into stoppage time gave them a 2-1 win over NKF Burbage. Nuneaton Griff picked up their first point of the season coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Brocton at The Pingles Stadium. Littleton are still searching for their first point as two goals in two minutes enabled Stapenhill to win 2-1. Two goals from Milan Kazimerak earned Coventry Copsewood a 2-1 win at Heath Hayes. Studley and Paget Rangers shared the spoils in a goalless draw at The Beehive.

Atherstone Town made it 5 wins out of 5 with a crushing 7-1 win over local rivals Nuneaton Griff. Alex Naughton scored 3 and Josh Ruff 2 as the Adders take over top spot. Promoted NKF Burbage are 2nd as goals from Jake Brown and Jess Adcock gave them a 2-0 win over neighbours Leicester Road. A goal from Harry Harris was enough for Lichfield City to take all 3 points at home to Stapenhill and move into 3rd place. Heather St Johns dropped their first points of the season as they were held 2-2 by Hinckley AFC at St Johns Park. Racing Club Warwick followed up their FA Cup win with a 5-0 victory over Paget Rangers at Townsend Meadow, Martin Slevin with a brace. Sean Kavanagh scored three as Coventry Copsewood won 4-1 at bottom club Littleton. Brocton are 6th as they came from behind to beat Heath Hayes 3-2 at Silkmore Lane with Ben Douglas scoring twice. Rocester picked up their first point in a 0-0 draw with Uttoxeter Town in the local derby at Hillsfield. Cadbury Athletic are unbeaten after 7, sharing a 0-0 draw with Studley.

Division 2

Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons took over at the top of the table following a 7-1 win over Coventry Alvis with last year’s leading scorer, Reece Gibson, scoring 5. GNP Sports maintained their 100% record as a Stuart Hendrie goal gave them a 1-0 win over Northfield Town.

Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons continue to lead the way making it 15 points out of 15 with a 3-1 win at Hampton, Reece Gibson with two. They are joined on the same points by GNP Sports for whom Tom Rawlings scored twice in their 2-1 win at Coventry Alvis. Fairfield Villa are third a 3-1 win over Bolehall Swifts giving them their 3rd win in 4. FC Stratford got their season up and running with a 4-2 win over Redditch Borough at Knights Lane. Barnt Green Spartak are 5th following an excellent 3-0 win at Feckenham. Knowle won 2-0 at Earlswood Town to move into 7th. Lane Head and Coton Green drew 1-1 at The Red Lion Ground. Northfield Town and Moors Academy shared 6 goals with Shuja Mahmood scoring twice for Moors.

Division 3

Inkberrow head the table on goal difference following a 4-1 win at Leamington Hibernian, Nathan Davies scoring twice. League new boys Coventry Plumbing maintained their 100% record with a 3-2 win over WLV Football, Connoll Farrell scoring two more. AFC Solihull also have a 100% record after a 3-1 win at Shipston Excelsior. Bartestree beat Birmingham Tigers 2-1 to make it 7 points from 9. Alcester Town are 4th following a 5-2 win over AFC Church. Callum Burston-Keeley with a brace. Enville Athletic were the days big winners, 6-0 at FC Shush, Rhys Morgan with a hat-trick. Central Ajax moved into the top half of the table with a 3-0 win at Coventrians.

Les James Challenge Cup Round 1

Redditch Borough had the stand-out result of the round with a 5-1 win over Feckenham at The Mettis. Anthony Smith scored twice as Continental Star beat Bolehall Swifts 3-0 at Rene Road. Lane Head made progress with a 2-0 win at WLV Football. All the other ties went to penalties. Alcester Town and Hampton drew 2-2 with Alcester winning the shoot-out 4-2. Coton Green and Birmingham Tigers drew 1-1 at New Mill Lane with the Tigers winning 7-6 on penalties. Fairfield Villa and Moors Academy shared 6 goals, but It was Fairfield that progressed winning 5-3 on spot kicks. Knowle and FC Shush also shared 6 goals at The Robin’s Nest with Knowle winning the shoot-out 3-1.

President’s Cup Round 1

Barnt Green Spartak and Earlswood Town drew 1-1 with the Earls winning 4-1 on penalties.

Challenge Vase Round 1

Coventry Plumbing maintained their incredible high scoring start t the season with a 5-1 win over Castle Vale Town, Connoll Farrell scoring three. Central Ajax beat Coventrians 2-1 at Ajax Park. Leamington Hibernian and AFC Solihull went to penalties after a 1-1 draw. It was Hibs that progressed winning 4-3 on penalties. UNDER 21 DIVISION WEST
Boldmere St Michaels 2 v 0 Rushall Olympic
Lichfield City 0 v 3 Halesowen Town

Leading Scorers

Premier Division

Mitch Piggon Romulus 9

Steve Hart Quorn 8

Rikardo Reid Boldmere St Michaels 6

Joe Boachie Loughborough University 5

Jack Till Lye Town 5

Joe Lawley Lye Town 4

Ben Miller Westfields 4

Elliott Reeves Ilkeston Town 4

Dave Reynolds Worcester City 4

Ryan Shaw Boldmere St Michaels 4

Ruben Wiggins-Thomas Long Eaton United 4

Dominic Brennan Quorn 3

Aaron Brown Highgate United 3

Lei Brown Highgate United 3

Dimitri Dunkley Romulus 3

Ben Hayes Westfields 3

Malachi Lavelle-Moore Ilkeston Town 3

Andy Nicol Stourport Swifts 3

Dan Scragg Wolverhampton SC 3

Ryan Seal Quorn 3

Paul Sullivan Walsall Wood 3

Jamie Walker Ilkeston Town 3

Karl Whymark Shepshed Dynamo 3

Callum Woodward Coventry Sphinx 3

Division 1

Simeon Cobourne Heather St Johns 11

Alex Naughton Atherstone Town 7

John Atherton Uttoxeter Town 5

Trea Bertie Racing Club Warwick 5 (Now Alvechurch)

James Curley Uttoxeter Town 5

Milan Kazimerak Coventry Copsewood 5

Liam Kirton Atherstone Town 5

Ben Mackey Racing Club Warwick 5

Grant Ryan Hinckley AFC 5

James Taylor Lichfield City 5

Mitch Thomson Atherstone Town 5

Max Black Lichfield City 4

Jake Brown NKF Burbage 4

Luke Cole Racing Club Warwick 4

Jonathan Gould Atherstone Town 4

Division 2

Reece Gibson Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 10

Tom Rawlings GNP Sports 6

Stuart Hendrie GNP Sports 5

Jak Albutt Redditch Borough 4

Kamol Campbell Moors Academy 4

Connor Collins Fairfield Villa 4

Darren Green Barnt Green Spartak 4

Shuja Mahmood Moors Academy 4

Ryan Murphy Coventry Alvis 4

Ainsley Seivwright Hampton 4

Craig Ball Lane Head 3

Romario Graham Coton Green 3

Danny Holliday Earlswood Town 3

Sam Melia Lane Head 3

Division 3

Connoll Farrell Coventry Plumbing 10

Aiden Vaughan AFC Church 5

Kyle Wainwright WLV Sport 5

Nathan Davies Inkberrow 4

Jon Hamer AFC Solihull 4

Kyle Hudin Castle Vale Town 4

Daniel Priest Alcester Town 4

Lewis Chester Coventrians 3

Nathan McGarrity Coventrians 3

Adam Miles Central Ajax 3

Rhys Morgan Enville Athletic 3

Harry Waybourne Bartestree 3


FA Vase

The FA Vase campaign start for a number of the MFL clubs with a trip to Wembley a realistic proposition. Of the qualifying round ties, the all premier division clash between Coventry Sphinx and Sporting Khalsa is a tasty one. GNP Sports make their debut in the competition with a trip to Boldmere St Michaels. Premier Division leaders Ilkeston Town travel to Gedling miners Welfare while free-scoring Heather St Johns host Rocester. SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2018
Boldmere St Michaels v G N P Sports
Bolehall Swifts v Tipton Town
Coventry Copsewood v Eccleshall
Coventry Sphinx v Sporting Khalsa
Droitwich Spa v Coventry United
Dunkirk v Stapenhill
Gedling M W v Ilkeston Town
Heather St Johns v Rocester
Heath Hayes v Shifnal Town
Kirby Muxloe v Brocton
Leicester Road v Bottesford Town
Littleton v Lichfield City
Loughborough University v West Bridgford
Nuneaton Griff v Coton Green
Quorn v Retford United
Racing Club Warwick v Pegasus Juniors
South Normanton Athletic v St Andrews
FC Stratford v Bewdley Town
N K F Burbage v Lutterworth Town

Premier Division

With league leaders Ilkeston Town in FA Vase action, Westfields can go top if they can take all three points from their trip to Long Eaton United. Unbeaten Highgate United host AFC Wulfrunians, a couple of weeks after a narrow win over the same opposition in the FA Cup. Lye Town have their first home game of the season in 3rd place after 7 games on the road. Mid-table Romulus are the visitors to Stourbridge Road. Shepshed Dynamo have had a tough start to the season result wise and they welcome Worcester City to The Dovecote looking for their 2nd win of the season. Walsall Wood welcome Stourport Swifts to Oak Park with both sides needing to replicate their cup form in the league. MONDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2018
Coventry United v Long Eaton United
Romulus v Westfields
Lye Town v Sporting Khalsa
Shepshed Dynamo v Coventry Sphinx
Stourport Swifts v Boldmere St Michaels
Wolverhampton S C v Ilkeston Town
Highgate United v Walsall Wood
Quorn v South Normanton Athletic
Worcester City v A F C Wulfrunians

Division 1

Leaders Atherstone Town travel to Coles Lane to face 12th placed Paget Rangers. A win for the Adders would open up a gap at the top of the table. Uttoxeter Town will move into the top two if they can overcome unbeaten Cadbury Athletic at Oldfields. Hinckley AFC are unbeaten in their opening four games, but three draws sees them in 13th place. They travel to Pack Meadow to face a Chelmsley Town side who have seen an average of 4 goals per game in their fixtures this season.

Division 2

With the top two in cup action, Fairfield Villa can close the gap if they can pick up all three points at Lane Head. 7th meets 5th at The Robin’s Nest with Knowle hosting Barnt Green Spartak. Earlswood Town and Redditch Borough both have one win under their belts and they will be looking to double that when they meet at The Pavilions. It promises to be a tight game at Shenley Lane when Northfield Town meet Hampton.

Division 3

Bartestree host Coventrians and a win for the home side will see them take over at the top of the table. AFC Solihull will be hoping to maintain their 100% record when they travel to WLV Football who are searching for their first point. Birmingham Tigers are also pointless and they welcome Shipston Excelsior to the Hadley Stadium. Castle Vale Town have started with two draws and they welcome new boys AFC Church to The Vale Stadium. Enville Athletic will be trying to build on last week’s fine 6-0 victory when they travel to Leamington Hibernian.

Les James Challenge Cup Central Ajax v Boldmere Sports
Coventry Alvis v Coventry Plumbing
Group “A”
Worcester City v Cadbury Athletic
Wyrley Juniors v Knowle
Group “B”
Coton Green v Nuneaton Griff
Moors Academy v Gresley
Fairfield Villa v Uttoxeter Town
Aylestone Park v Allexton & New Parks 10.00
Bedworth United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds 11.00
Leicester Nirvana v Highgate United 11.00
Lutterworth Town v Quorn 10.30
Tamworth v Kettering Town 10.30
Allscott Heath v Continental Star 10.30
Brocton v Halesowen Town 10.30
Droitwich Spa G & B v Rushall Olympic 10.30
Kidderminster Harriers v Sutton Coldfield Town 10.30
Lichfield City v Lye Town 10.30



This Week’s Local Non-League Fixtures


MFL Prem – Ilkeston V Coventry United


MFL Prem – Coventry Sphinx V Worcester City

MFL 1 -Racing Club Warwick V Cadbury

MFL 3 – Castle Vale V Leamington Hibernian, Coventrians V Shipston Excelsior, Coventry Plumbing V Central Ajax



MFL 1 – Atherstone V Coventry Copsewood, Nuneaton Griff V Hinckley AFC

MFL 2 – Coventry Alvis V Northfield


Today’s Local Non-League Results

National League North – Nuneaton Borough 1-4 Southport, Leamington 2-2 Guiseley.

Southern League Central – Biggleswade 1-1 Bedworth United, Royston 2-2 Stratford Town

United Counties Premier – Rugby Town 5-2 Boston Town

MFL Premier- AFC Wulfrunians 0-2 Coventry Sphinx, Worcester City 2-2 Coventry United.

MFL 1 – Brocton 8-3 Coventry Copsewood, Heath Hayes 2-5 Racing Club Warwick, Leicester Road 0-2 Atherstone, Stapenhill 1-0 Nuneaton Griff.

MFL 2 – FC Stratford 0-2 Coton Green, GNP Sports 6-3 Fairfield Villa, Knowle 0-1 Coventry Alvis

MFL 3 – Central Ajax 1-1 Shipston Excelsior, Coventrians 3-3 Castle Vale, Coventry Plumbing 5-3 FC Shush.

LSL Prem – Rugby Borough 4-1 Cottesmore

Saturday’s Local Non-League Fixtures


National League North – Nuneaton Borough V Southport, Leamington V Guiseley.

Southern League Central – Biggleswade V Bedworth United, Royston v Stratford Town

United Counties Premier – Rugby Town V Boston Town

MFL Premier- AFC Wulfrunians V Coventry Sphinx, Worcester City V Coventry United.

MFL 1 – Brocton V Coventry Copsewood, Heath Hayes V Racing Club Warwick, Leicester Road V Atherstone, Stapenhill V Nuneaton Griff.

MFL 2 – FC Stratford V Coton Green, GNP Sports v Fairfield Villa, Knowle V Coventry Alvis

MFL 3 – Central Ajax V Shipston Excelsior, Coventrians V Castle Vale, Coventry Plumbing V FC Shush.

LSL Prem – Rugby Borough V Cottesmore


Total Motion Midland Football League Newsletter

Total Motion

Midland Football League


15th August 2018

League News

FA Cup Preliminary Round

Ties to take place the weekend of August 25th












FA Cup

Racing Club Warwick had the result of the round beating Step 4 Coleshill Town 4-3 at Townsend Meadow. The Racers came from 2-0 down with Trea Bertie scoring twice. Mitch Piggon scored a hat-trick as Romulus beat Westfields 6-1 at Castle Vale Stadium in another standout result. Steve Hart was another hat-trick man as Quorn beat Belper United 6-1 at Farley Way. Leicester Road travelled to Shropshire and made progress with a 1-0 win at Ellesmere Rangers thanks to a last-minute winner from Matt Langham. A goal 13 minutes from time saw Highgate United overcome fellow Premier Division side AFC Wulfrunians at The Coppice. Long Eaton United had to come from behind at Grange Park to beat St Andrews 2-1. South Normanton Athletic won 1-0 at Sleaford Town thanks to an injury time winner from John King. Sporting Khalsa entertained Black Country rivals Tividale and edged through 2-1, Jay Holdcroft with the winner. Stourport Swifts welcomed Shawbury United to Walshes Meadow and they are into the preliminary round with a 2-1 win. Joe Boachie scored twice as Loughborough University won 2-1 at Teversal. Coventry Sphinx bowed out of the competition as Whitchurch Alport won 1-0 at Sphinx Drive. Wolverhampton Sporting Community swapped places with Haughmond in the summer and it was Haughmond that came out on top at The Sports Village, 2-0 the final score. Heather St Johns were beaten 6-3 at St johns Park by Kimberley Miners Welfare. The visitors raced into a 4 goal lead inside 24 minutes and there was no way back for Heather despite a late double from Simeon Cobourne. Dunkirk took an early lead at Rainworth Miners Welfare, but it was the home side that went through with a 2-1 win. Rocester took on Wednesfield at Amos Lane and it was the home side that progressed winning 2-1 with the winner coming in the last minute. A number of games go to replays. Atherstone Town took a 4th minute lead at home to Step5 Hanley Town but the visitors equalised just after the hour mark. Boldmere St Michaels were twice behind at home to Malvern Town but Rikardo Reid sent the game to a replay. Josh Hunt scored both for Malvern. Hinckley AFC and Anstey Nomads meet again on Tuesday after Corey Armani equalised for the visitors at the Welfare Ground. Paul Sullivan equalised in the 6th minute of injury time for Walsall Wood at home to Worcester City after Dave Reynolds had given Worcester the lead from the penalty spot. There was a wonderful performance from 10 man Shepshed Dynamo who three times came from behind to draw 3-3 at Sandy Lane.

Coventry United were knocked out of the competition by local rivals Rugby Town as two Danico Johnson goals gave Valley a 2-1 win.

Atherstone Town travelled to Step 5 Hanley Town and recorded a superb 4-1 win with Liam Kirton scoring twice. Boldmere St Michaels held a 2-0 lead at Malvern Town but it was the Step 6 side that go through, 3-2 the final score. Worcester City and Walsall Wood couldn’t be separated after 210 minutes of football. The replay finished 1-1 at The Victoria Ground with both goals in extra-time. The penalty shoot-out was equally as dramatic with Walsall Wood winning 3-2. Shepshed Dynamo and Worksop Town served up 9 more goals after a 6 goal thriller on Saturday. The game went to extra time and it was Worksop that came out on top, winning 5-4 with Mark Simpson scoring a brace in the second period of extra-time). Hinckley AFC were knocked out of the competition by a goal 3 minutes from the end of extra-time by Ashley Day which gave Anstey Nomads a 4-3 victory. Louis Hamilton had earlier scored twice for Hinckley.

Premier Division

Lye Town took over at the top of the table following a 3-2 win at previously unbeaten Ilkeston Town. Malachi Lavelle-Moore scored twice for the Robins but Jack Till with two and Luke Carter gave The Flyers all 3 points.

AFC Wulfrunians are top of the Premier Division following a remarkable 4-3 win at local rivals Wolverhampton Sporting Community. Sporting twice held the lead, but it was Joe Daley that got the all-important winner minutes before the end. Ilkeston Town are up to 2nd as they beat Long Eaton United 2-0 at The New Manor Ground. Previous leaders Lye Town were beaten 1-0 at Coventry Sphinx, Charlie Faulkner’s goal lifting Sphinx to 3rd place. Two goals from Cameron Moore helped Loughborough University to a 3-1 win over South Normanton Athletic at Holywell. Sporting Khalsa and Stourport Swifts couldn’t find a goal between them at The Aspray Arena.

Highgate United are yet to concede a goal as second half goals from Lei Brown and Kurtis Revan gave them a 2-0 win over Westfields at The Coppice.

Promoted NKF Burbage made it three wins out of three with a 5-1 win at Heath Hayes. The home side took the lead in the 17th minute but 4 goals in the last 20 minutes ensured Burbage would go top. Jake Brown scored twice for Burbage. Uttoxeter Town moved up to 4th with a 3-1 win over Staffordshire rivals Brocton at Oldfields. Paget Rangers made it two wins out of three thanks to a Ryan Walker goal at Chelmsley Town. Lichfield City won 3-1 at Littleton despite being reduced to 10 men. Cadbury Athletic are unbeaten after three, Odane Barnes scoring in their 1-1 draw with Stapenhill. The game between Studley and Coventry Copsewood was abandoned in the second half.

Division 2

Redditch Borough sit on top of the table after the opening games following a 4-0 win over Moors Academy at The Mettis. Jak Albutt and Khurum Iqbal both scoring twice for Redditch. Danny Holliday scored a hat-trick as Earlswood Town beat Lane Head 5-3 with Craig Ball scoring all three for the visitors. Division 3 champions GNP Sports announced their arrival in Division 2 with a 3-1 win at Coton Green, Stuart Hendrie with all 3 for GNP. Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons beat fellow promoted side FC Stratford 3-0, Reece Gibson scoring twice. Two goals from Connor Collins earned Fairfield Villa all three points at home to Knowle. Feckenham travelled to Rene Road and beat relegated Bolehall Swifts 2-1. Barnt Green Spartak came from 2-0 down with 20 minutes left at Hampton to earn a 2-2 draw.

Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons made it two wins out of two following promotion with a 2-0 victory at Coton Green. Fairfield Villa are also on 6 points following a remarkable 4-3 win at Barnt Green Spartak, all the goals in the first half with Natty Hare scoring twice for BGS. Moors Academy bounced back from Saturday’s defeat with a 6-1 win over Lane Head at The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground. Northfield Town began their season with a fine 2-0 win over Earlswood Town. Knowle beat relegated Bolehall Swifts 2-1 at Rene Road. The game between FC Stratford and Feckenham was abandoned at half-time due to a floodlight failure.

Hampton made it four points from their opening two fixtures with a 3-1 win over Coventry Alvis.

Leading Scorers

Premier Division

Steve Hart Quorn 5

Mitch Piggon Romulus 5

Joe Boachie Loughborough University 4

Dominic Brennan Quorn 3

Lei Brown Highgate United 3

Malachi Lavelle-Moore Ilkeston Town 3

Paul Sullivan Walsall Wood 3

Jack Till Lye Town 3

Ruben Wiggins-Thomas Long Eaton United 3

Mark Danks Stourport Swifts 2

Curvin Ellis Coventry United 2

Cameron Moore Loughborough University 2

Andy Nicol Stourport Swifts 2

Jack Pearlman Lye Town 2

Elliott Reeves Ilkeston Town 2

Rikardo Reid Boldmere St Michaels 2

Dave Reynolds Worcester City 2

Dan Scragg Wolverhampton SC 2

Ryan Shaw Boldmere St Michaels 2

Jake Webb AFC Wulfrunians 2

Karl Whymark Shepshed Dynamo 2

Division 1

Simeon Cobourne Heather St Johns 6

Trea Bertie Racing Club Warwick 5

Ben Mackey Racing Club Warwick 5

John Atherton Uttoxeter Town 4

Odane Barnes Cadbury Athletic 3

Max Black Lichfield City 3

Liam Kirton Atherstone Town 3

Alex Naughton Atherstone Town 3

Grant Ryan Hinckley AFC 3

Liam Storer NKF Burbage 3

Mitch Thomson Atherstone Town 3

Jess Adcock NKF Burbage 2

Sam Belcher Hinckley AFC 2

Jake Brown NKF Burbage 2

Danny Douglas Heather St Johns 2

Jonathan Gould Atherstone Town 2

Louis Hamilton Hinckley AFC 2

Jack Jeffery Rocester 2

Adam Keeley Chelmsley Town 2

Dominic Oliver Chelmsley Town 2

Pele Orton NKF Burbage 2

Tom Smith NKF Burbage 2

Eddie Wilson Heather St Johns 2

Michael Wright Heather St Johns 2

Division 2

Craig Ball Lane Head 3

Reece Gibson Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 3

Stuart Hendrie GNP Sports 3

Danny Holliday Earlswood Town 3

Jak Albutt Redditch Borough 2

Connor Collins Fairfield Villa 2

Nathaniel Hare Barnt Green Spartak 2

Khurum Iqbal Redditch Borough 2


Premier Division

1st meets 4th at the CKW Stadium with leaders AFC Wulfrunians defending their 100% record against Coventry Sphinx. It is the battle of the two promoted sides at Oak Park with Walsall Wood, last season’s Division 1 champions, at home to runners-up Ilkeston Town. The Robins had the better of the fixtures last season and will be hoping to build on their excellent start. Coventry United have a 100% record in the league while hosts Worcester City have lost their opening two fixtures. With both sides knocked out of the FA Cup, they will be keen to make progress in the league. Lye Town have started well this season and they travel to Wolverhampton Sporting Community who were involved in a 7 goal thriller in midweek when they were on the receiving end of a home defeat at the hands of the league leaders. South Normanton Athletic are without a point after three games and they travel to Stourport Swifts who are without a win in three. Shepshed Dynamo are also without a point and they take the long journey to face Westfields who started with two wins but had a heavy defeat in the cup last weekend. Quorn had an emphatic cup win last weekend and with goals flowing at Farey Way it should be a cracker against Boldmere St Michaels. Sporting Khalsa have started the season slowly with two draws from their opening three games. They welcome Loughborough University to the Aspray Arena with the scholars winning their last two. Romulus recorded one of the best wins of last weekend in the FA Cup, 6-1 over Westfields and they travel to Nottingham to face Dunkirk who have one point from their opening fixtures. Pre-season favourites Highgate United have been tight at the back, failing to concede in their opening four fixtures. They travel to Long Eaton United who had a good win in the FA Cup last weekend. MONDAY 20th AUGUST 2018
Ilkeston Town v Coventry United
Romulus v Stourport Swifts
A F C Wulfrunians v Westfields
Boldmere St Michaels v Long Eaton United 7.30
Coventry Sphinx v Worcester City
Dunkirk v Highgate United
South Normanton Athletic v Lye Town
Sporting Khalsa v Wolverhampton S C
Walsall Wood v Loughborough University
Quorn v Shepshed Dynamo

Division 1

Promoted NKF Burbage have started the season with three straight wins and will be looking to make it 4 when they entertain Studley. There have been 23 goals in the three games featuring Heather St John’s and they travel to Littleton who are pointless after two games. Two of the promotion favourites go head to head in a local derby with Leicester Road hosting Atherstone Town, the Adders with two wins out of two. Uttoxeter Town have started the season well and they welcome Chelmsley Town to Oldfields. 6th meets 5th at The McDonalds’s Community Stadium with Lichfield City hosting Paget Rangers. Rocester are without a point from their opening two games and they welcome Cadbury Athletic to Hillsfield with the Chocolatemen unbeaten in three. Two sides that have suffered crushing defeats with Stapenhill welcoming Nuneaton Griff to Edge Hill. Racing Club Warwick had a stunning FA Cup win last weekend and they travel to Heath Hayes who have drawn two out of three. Brocton welcome Coventry Copsewood to Silkmore Lane. The Badgers have won one of their opening three games while Copsewood have only completed one fixture. MONDAY 20th AUGUST 2018
Chelmsley Town v Rocester
Brocton v Paget Rangers
Leicester Road v Uttoxeter Town
Lichfield City v NKF Burbage
Racing Club Warwick v Cadbury Athletic
Stapenhill v Heather St. John’s
Studley v Littleton
Atherstone Town v Coventry Copsewood
Nuneaton Griff v Hinckley AFC

Division 2

Game of the day is undoubtedly at Sphinx Drive as GNP Sports welcome Fairfield Villa to their new home. Both sides are fancied for promotion this season and this is a chance to lay down a marker to the competition. Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons have won their opening two fixtures and they entertain Northfield Town who won their opener in midweek. Redditch Borough started the season with a big win at home to Moors Academy while visitors Lane Head have suffered two heavy defeats. Moors Academy bounced back from their opening day loss with a big win in midweek. They welcome Hampton to The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground with the visitors unbeaten in two. Bolehall Swifts have lost their opening two fixtures following relegation and they travel to Barnt Green Spartak who lost a 7 goal thriller at home to Fairfield Villa in midweek. Two sides without a point meet at Knights Lane with Coton Green the visitors to FC Stratford. Knowle welcome Coventry Alvis to the Robins’ Nest. Knowle have won one. Lost one while Alvis were beaten in midweek in their opening fixture. WEDNESDAY 22nd AUGUST 2018
Coventry Alvis v Northfield Town 7.30

Division 3

Three new teams join the MFL as Division 3 gets underway

AFC Church are a feeder to the successful Alvechurch side that won promotion from the MFL two seasons ago. Results in pre-season have been encouraging and expect plenty from the youthful side

AFC Solihull were in with a chance of promotion last season as they eventually finished in 6th place. Solihull have beaten higher ranked sides in pre-season and should be challenging again

Alcester Town missed out on promotion on goal difference last season and will start as one of the favourites this time round. Plenty of goals from Daniel Priest will be crucial in the battle for promotion.

Bartestree made a good impression in their first season in the MFL eventually finishing 5th after being in the promotion mix all season. The Tree have had a good summer and with last season’s squad mostly intact, should be in the promotion mix again

Birmingham Tigers finished in a creditable 11th place in their inaugural season in the MFL. Tigers have a talented squad and will, no doubt, unearth a few more gems this season.

Castle Vale Town had a difficult time last season, finishing in 15th place. In Kyle Hudlin, they had a striker that appeared in the leading scorers list throughout the season. More of the same should see Castle Vale move up the table.

Central Ajax begin their 2nd season in the MFL, a mid-table finish last season a healthy start. Results in pre-season have been eye-catching and if they can take this form into the league campaign, it could be a bright season at Ajax park.

Continental Star had a disappointing campaign last time out, but they have a record of producing young footballers that go on to a higher level. Expect Star to be competitive with some exciting young talent.

Coventrians finished in the top half of the table last season and they will be hoping to build on that, this time round. With a full season at their new ground and a string squad, it could be an exciting season at The Colliery Ground.

We welcome Coventry Plumbing to the Midland Football League following their move from the Coventry Alliance. With a string of impressive signings expect Kev Kingham’s side to build on last season’s success.

It’s been all change at Enville Athletic during the summer and following a couple of seasons of struggle, things are looking much brighter at Hall Drive. Enville have made some decent signings which should see them improve on last season

FC Shush have a new home for this season moving to the Glades and with a new identity. Shush have had some good results in pre-season including wins over higher ranked sides. Could be a good year at The Glades.

Inkberrow finished 9th last season with striker Nathan Davies scoring 40 goals. Davies is back and with Ellis Kalach signed from Alcester Town, could prove a strong front line. Expect them to go close

Leamington Hibernian had a season to forget finishing bottom of the pile. Hibs used 60 players last season and they will be looking to rebuild and move up the table.

Shipston Excelsior finished in the bottom half of the table last season and look to have a much stronger squad for this. James Drinkwater led the way last season and he can be relied on for a double figure tally.

A warm welcome to WLV Sport, the second University side in the MFL. Based at the Walsall Campus of Wolverhampton University. As with all University sides, expect a very fit, technically good side with new faces joining when the University year begins. SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2018
Alcester Town v Continental Star
Bartestree v Enville Athletic
Birmingham Tigers v Inkberrow
Central Ajax v Shipston Excelsior
Coventrians v Castle Vale Town
Coventry Plumbing v FC Shush
WLV Football v AFC Church
Castle Vale Town v Leamington Hibernian 6.00
Coventrians v Shipston Excelsior 6.00
Coventry Plumbing v Central Ajax 6.00
AFC Solihull v Alcester Town 6.00
Bartestree v WLV Football 6.30
Continental Star v Birmingham Tigers 6.00
FC Shush v Inkberrow 6.00
Reserve Division SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2018
Gresley v Fairfield Villa



Local Non-League Results


Southern League Central – Stourbridge 3-0 Stratford Town


National League North – Boston United 2-1 Nuneaton Borough, Hereford 2-1 Leamington.

Southern League Central – St Neots Town 2-1 Bedworth United,

FA Cup Replay – Hanley Town 1-4 Atherstone

MFL Premier- Coventry Sphinx 1-0 Lye Town


MFL 2 – GNP Sports 3-1 Redditch Borough at Coventry Sphinx FC, Hampton 3-1 Coventry Alvis.

This Week’s Local Non-League Fixtures


Southern League Central – Stourbridge V Stratford Town


National League North – Boston United V Nuneaton Borough, Hereford V Leamington.

Southern League Central – St Neots Town V Bedworth United,

FA Cup Replay – Hanley Town V Atherstone

MFL Premier- Coventry Sphinx V Lye Town


GNP Sports V Redditch Borough 7.45pm at Coventry Sphinx FC