Warwickshire Cricket League – Fixtures and Umpire appointments for Saturday 6th May 2017

Premier Division

Aston Manor v Bedworth (P Beagley & M Waters) Bablake Old Boys v Solihull Municipal (F Greenway & G Bowen) Barby v Coleshill ( L Gibson & D McMahon) Hampton & Solihull v Olton & West Warwicks ( D Bevis & N Garland) Standard v Rugby (H Hope & J McCarthy) Studley v Highway Spartans ( C Hughes & P Romyn)

Division One

Bronze v Moseley Ashfield (A Butt & I Khan) Four Oaks Saints v Pak Shaheen (S Verma & K West) Kenilworth v Fillongley (A Bray & P Liggins) Kings Heath v Water Orton (A Hough & T Hough) Solihull Blossomfield v Earlswood ( M Rawbone & C Jennings) Weoley Hill v Ambleside ( H Russell & R Evans)

Division Two

Corley v Dunlop (K Edgar & A Tutchener) Leamington Khalsa v Knowle Village ( J Home & T Brown) Nether Whitacre v Old Edwardians (C Bennett & M Chappell) RMCC v Aston ( G Deacon & B Vaughan) Sheldon Marlborough v Hunningham (D Fletcher & L Martin) Wolvey v Pickwick (J Bates & E Boileau)

Division Three

Bedworth v Walmley (N Sharma & S Smith-Walker) Castle Bromwich v Knowle & Dorridge (S Scattergood) L yndworth v Aston Unity(P Savage)  Olton & West Warwicks v Atherstone (A Rasul & J Smith) Rugby v Wishaw ( M Patel & D Desai). Vacant Date: Marston Green.

Division Four

Bournville v Collycroft (Z Mughal) Old Edwardians v Southam (J Hough) Pickwick v Bablake Old Boys ( R Smith) Star Alvis v Aston Manor (R Heath & R Noon) Warwick University v Oakfield (R Watkin & M Wilson) Water Orton v Rowland United (B Martin & T Rowe)

Division Five

Bulkington v Attock, Highway Spartans v Moseley, Pak Shaheen v Sheldon Marlborough, Ward End Unity v Kings Heath (A Wade) Warwick v Massey Ferguson (F Lewis). Vacant Date: Peugeot

Division Six

Aston v Lyndworth  Continental Star v Bronze  Earlswood v Copeswood WIW  Knowle & Dorridge v Standard  Thimblemill v Four Oaks Saints  Wilnecote v     Corley

Division Seven

Bridge Trust O B v Attleborough  Coleshill v Weoley Hill  Dunlop v Barby  Griff & Coton v Kenilworth  Moseley Ashfield v Aston Manor (M Rose)  Solihull Municipal v Studley

Division Eight – East

Ambleside v Leamington Khalsa  Berkswell v Nuneaton  Birmingham Avengers v RMCC  Fillongley v Ansley Sports  Stockingford v Star Alvis

Division Eight – West

Aston Unity v Olton & West Warwicks  Knowle Village v Hampton & Solihull  Old Edwardians v Bournville  Walmley v Castle Bromwich  Wishaw v Solihull Blossomfield

Division Nine – East

Atherstone v Warwick  Copeswood WIW v Wo,lvey  Hunningham v Bedworth  Nuneaton v Rugby  Oakfield v Nether Whitacre

Division Nine – West

Handsworth v Four Oaks Saints  Kings Heath v Continental Star  Olton & West Warwicks v Bridge Trust O B  Solihull Blossomfield v Shenley Fields.  Vacant Date: Moseley

Division Ten – East

Bablake Old Boys v Alvis  Collycroft v Wishaw  Massey Ferguson v Castle Bromwich  Peugeot v Highway Spartans  Standard v Newdigate

Division Ten – West

Attock v Knowle Village  Lyndworth v Four Oaks Saints  Shenley Fields v Selly Park  Solihull Municipal v Weoley Hill  Sutton Coldfield v Ward End Unity

Division Eleven – East

Bedworth v Standard  Coleshill v Griff & Coton  Corley v Ambleside  Fillongley v Pak Shaheen  Newbold v Bulkington

Division Eleven – West

Aston v Hampton & Solihull  Marston Green v Smethwick  Moseley Ashfield v Bronze  Pickwick v Sheldon Marlborough  Walmley v Thimblemill

Division Twelve – East

Atherstone v Willow  Newdigate v Wilnecote  Oakfield v Dunlop  Southam v Nuneaton. Vacant Date: Highway Spartans

Division Twelve – West

Four Oaks Saints v Aston Unity  Streetly v Attock  Studley v Solihull Blossomfield  Water Orton v Sutton Coldfield. Vacant Date: Olton & West Warwicks


Pay The Hall Of Fame A Visit


Open at 2-Tone Village, Walsgrave Road, Coventry, the Hall Of Fame Sporting and Musical Memorabilia Shop.

Open all week 10am to 4.30pm, comprising a whole host of sporting and musical memorabilia including a number of Coventry City items.

Cov United Lose In County Cup Final Again

Coventry United Ladies were beaten on penalties in the Birmingham County Women’s FA Cup Final by West Bromwich Women.

In a repeat of the last two finals, Cov took on West Brom at Hednesford Town FC and were a goal down in twelve minutes when Cottam looped a shot into the net.

Cov equalised in the 88th minute, through their long serving captain Natasha Lynch to send the game straight to penalties.

In that penalty competition, Jade Brook missed the decisive spot kick and Cov were beaten 3-2.

Rugby Borough FC Formed

Rugby Borough Football Club Senior Team have been formed and will be playing in the Midland Football League.

The club has been will play  at Kilsby Lane and in Partnership with Rugby Town Juniors, Rugby Town Girls and Ladies FC and the Strachan Football Foundation. Moves have already been made to appoint two experienced non league Managers Darran Tank and Ady Fuller.

Tank who has played at a high level of non league will be the Manager and Fuller takes the role of Head Coach.

Club Chairman Liam Coulter said of the appointments “we are delighted that Darren and Ady have taken this project on. Our development plan and the local Playing Pitch Strategy states that there is room for a senior team in the area. We also need to bridge the gap for our talented players who go and play elsewhere. We can now accommodate them within our set up. It is also the final piece of the jigsaw allowing boys and girls to join this club and seeing out their careers within it. We have some exciting plans over the next year which will involve the whole Town and we want people to come and have an enjoyable experience at the new club.”

The Club have applied to join the Midland Football League. A ground grading has been completed and passed and the application will be ratified at he the Midland Football League AGM in June.

Two other significant appointments to the senior set up are Steve Turner (Senior Football Secretary) and Brian Dainty (Media and Press Officer) two very important roles that will oversee the clubs administration and media coverage.

Running along side the seniors will be a Rugby Town Veterans team an additional Under 16 team and 10 additional Junior sides including 3 in the Midland Junior Premier League making the club one of the biggest in the country. The ladies will also be expanding with 2 additional girls teams and a Ladies Reserve team.

Coventry & District Cricket League – Results of matches played on Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Section A

Bablake Old Boys (1pt) 75-2 wkts (off 9 overs) lost to Coventry Unity (5pts) 141-7 wkts Irfan 110 (off 16 overs). Coventry Unity won on run-rate

Copeswood WIW (1pt) 87-6wkts  Arminder 44 Ajinder 3-19  lost to Dunlop Pak Stars (5pts) 111-7 wkts Saleem 3-20 by 24 runs

Massey Ferguson (5pts) 96-8 wkts G Minhas 26 beat Bharat Sports (1pt) 85-5wkts Lewis Proctor 3=10 by 11 runs

Vacant Date: Standard

Delia@80 Starts On Friday


Delia@80 sponsored Big Lottery #Big Celebration
Three Days Of Events
“Delia@80” is a three day event, at Coventry’s Music Museum, celebrating what would have been the 80th Birthday of this Coventry-born electronic music pioneer.

It all begins on 5th May (Delia’s actual Birthday) at 10.00am with the children of Grangehurst Primary School, who will create their own electronic piece as a tribute to Delia, using synthesiser and Theremin. They will also design a cover to go with it.
The afternoon 1.00pm to 3.00pm, is taken up with a Sounding Off interview with the legendary Dick Mills, a man who worked with Delia at The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

On Saturday 6th May at 11.00am, we welcome Rugby’s very own Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember, famed as a member of the band Spacemen 3 and Spectrum. He was fortunate to work with Delia towards the end of her career.
Pete is followed at 12.30 to 1.30, by UK-based producer and musician, Morocco Dave creating his tribute to Delia with his brand of Electronica, Dance and Ambient sounds. From 2.30 to 3.30, we introduce, musician Andi Wolfe, who will talk about his experience of living at Delia Derbyshire’s Coventry home, and how it felt to find a mysterious box in the attic.

Pete Chambers along with Councillors Linda Bigham and Gary Ridley and The Coventry Music Museum recently campaigned to get a road named after Delia in the city, on Monday 8th a low-key road naming ceremony will take place. At the same time a free pamphlet that ties in with the “City Of Culture Bid 2021”, that highlights Coventry’s most important Delia Derbyshire landmarks is launched, entitled “The Delian Way”.

Event organizer Pete Chambers BEM said, “This is a true celebration, and we are proud to be sponsored by The Big Lottery #Big Celebration, as a Music Museum in Coventry, it was a no brainer that we would do something special to celebrate a lady we affectionately call Dame Delia. We have had a permanent display dedicated to her for over a year at the museum. So it feels perfectly natural to put on these great events that include the legendary Dick Mills and rocks own Sonic Boom. As we head for The City of Culture bid it’s time to declare “Delia Belongs to Coventry”.”
Entry to the museum for one event is £3 adults, £1 Children and £2 concession (NUS, Senior Citizens and Passport to Leisure.) Or for a full day of events a special price of £5 adults, £1 children and £3 concession. www.cov.co.uk


This Week’s MFL Newsletter 4/5/17

Midland Football League Newsletter

3rd May 2017

League News

Promotion and relegation places are beginning to be finalised as we reach the final weeks of the season. Status is as follows:

Premier Division

Champions: Alvechurch

Relegated: Tividale, Brocton and Walsall Wood

Division 1

Champions and promoted: Bromsgrove Sporting

Relegated: Southam United and Pelsall Villa

Division 2

Promoted: Droitwich Spa and Paget Rangers

Relegated: Continental Star and Leamington Hibernian

Division 3

Champions and promoted: NKF Burbage

Promoted: One of Montpellier and Moors Academy

Please note, all of the above are subject to ratification by the Football Association.

News from Pershore Town that Club Secretary, Cindy Webb and Co Chairman, Tim Webb have stepped down due to other commitments.

All correspondence in the meantime to Steve Bradstock, Chairman, email steve@midshirecom.co.uk


The Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Trophy is a knock-out cup competition affiliated to Worcestershire Football Association. It was first competed for in 1919 and won by Rubery St. Chads. The magnificent trophy was donated by the late Sir Smedley Crooke MP and dedicated to the memory of the local sportsmen lost in the 1914-1918 World war.

The organising committee are keen to trace any descendants of the late Sire Smedley Crooke as they approach the centenary. If anyone has any information please send it to mflpress@gmail.com


Hinckley AFC can confirm that the club raised a total of £1966.20 through our initiatives as part of World Cancer Day 2017.

On World Cancer Day itself, Saturday 4th February, the club wore a pink kit in our away match at Cadbury Athletic as our way of recognising the battles that many connected with the club were facing.

The pink kit was also worn in the following match against Stafford Town, and for one final time against Uttoxeter Town in a game that took place the day after Simon Blyth’s funeral.

The Uttoxeter match also saw a big World Cancer Day raffle alongside the releasing of pink balloons in Simon’s memory, all of which contributed towards the final total.

That total fund will be split between the three charities we decided on through local or topical connections Cancer Research UK, Children with Cancer and Bloodwise.

Donations will also be made to Simon’s partner Julia and the family of Harvey Priest, our junior goalkeeper who suffers from leukemia.

Club Director Steph McKeown said: “We’re delighted with the final total raised. “The support that the initiatives received from fans was beyond what we could have imagined.

“It’s a fitting tribute to Simon that we raised such a high amount for either local cancer charities or those which we felt had a natural connection through what they support.”


Loughborough University hosted Liverpool U18 in an end of season friendly in front of 1100 supporters. Loughborough won the game 2-0 with goals from Luke Trotman and Matthew Crookes

Travels of The Press Officer

Saturday 29th April

Premier Division (72)

Brocton 1 Shawbury United 3

The final day of the season in the Premier Division saw three teams in a battle to avoid relegation. Shawbury United travelled to already relegated Brocton needing a win to give themselves any hope. Brocton had conceded 5 or more goals in their last three games but wanted to leave the Premier Division with a positive result. It was the home side that started the better. Joe Hartshorne forced a save from Nick Ashley in the 2nd minute. Dan Lomas then saw a header cleared off the line as the home side looked to upset all the pre-game permutations. Shawbury’s first attempt came from Stuart Ellis but Aidan Stone made a comfortable save. Shawbury took the lead in the 10th minute when a cross from the left fell at the feet of Ellis who hammered the ball past Stone. The lead was doubled 5 minutes later with Ben Osei finishing clinically following a Liam Brant break. The game should have neem over in the 18th minute. A driving run from the half way line from Kevin Buxton was halted by Stone and as the ball fell to Josh Thomas, Stone was there again to block the rebound. Brocton had a half-chance in the 22nd minute, Kenny Devoir firing over the bar. Shawbury were looking a real threat going forward with the pace of Osei and the strength of Ellis. Osei broke away from the Badgers defence but his pass to Ellis was intercepted. Ellis then saw a shot blocked by Devoir putting his body in the way of a fierce shot. An excellent run by Jack Edwards saw his shot blocked by James Askey. Osei then created an opportunity for Buxton but his effort was easily saved by Stone. Brocton pulled a goal back in the 40th minute. A free-kick from Matt Hardiman was headed back into the area by Lomas where Brocton’s record scorer Gary Fife was on hand to finish from 6 yards. There were appeals by the visitors for a penalty when Thomas went down in the area but quite rightly, the referee waved away the protests. In stoppage time, Ellis found space and curled a superb shot over the angle of post and bar.

Shawbury started the second half well with Adam Groom creating space for himself, seeing his shot well saved by Stone. Brocton were close to an equaliser a minute later when Lomas headed a Hardiman corner onto the cross bar. Brocton were causing Shawbury problems and a direct run from Edwards saw him hit the target but Ashley made an excellent save. The game was end to end but interspersed with niggly fouls which began to test the patience of the referee. Shawbury were awarded a free-kick just outside the area when Ellis was adjudged to have been fouled. Ellis was off target with his effort. Brocton were reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute when Matt Dockerty was shown a straight red card for a shocking challenge which gave the referee no option. To compound matters for the home side, Shawbury increased their lead two minutes later. A cross from Liam Armstrong was headed powerfully into the net by Adam Groom giving Stone no chance. A challenge by Fife on Osei in the penalty area could easily have seen a spot kick but the officials were happy that he won the ball fairly. In the 83rd minute, Buxton decided to shoot when Ellis was in acres of space. Osei forced another save from Stone after Ellis had set him up. In stoppage time, a fantastic run by Hardiman from inside his own half, saw him win a corner. Four minutes into stoppage time, Ashley saved well from Dave Ablewhite but it was not to be for the 10-men as Shawbury celebrated staying up once confirmation was received that Walsall Wood had been defeated.

Tuesday May 2nd

Walsall Senior Cup Final (73)

Walsall 3 Stafford Rangers 1

One of the highlights of the County Cup competitions is the Walsall Senior Cup Final which is hosted by Walsall FC at The Banks’s Stadium. Traditionally a night for local non-league clubs to put on a show at an EFL ground with the potential for some end of season silverware. The final tonight pits the youngsters from the host club against Northern Premier League Stafford Rangers. The home side started much the better with Milan Butterfield trying a shot from distance which cleared Adam Whitehouse’s cross bar. Rangers first attempt came courtesy of Kyle Perry who controlled the ball on his chest and volleyed over the bar. In the 9th minute, Whitehouse made a fine save keeping out a header from Butterfield. A mistake by Rangers midfielder Mitchell Tolley let in Amadou Bakayoko but Whitehouse was equal to the chip and made another decent save. Rangers wasted a glorious opportunity in the 20th minute. A cross from Tyler Little from the right was perfectly into the path of Ben Haseley, the Rangers front man completely missing his kick in front of goal. A minute later and Rangers should have been ahead. Perry flicked the ball on to the onrushing Izak Reid but keeper Brandon Ganley came off his line to block the effort. Ganley was forced into another save when Walsall failed to deal with a James Bowen long throw, and the keeper had to punch away a goalbound header from Matt Bailey. Walsall responded and Whitehouse saved well at his near post from Tobias Hayles-Docherty. Walsall took the lead in the 35th minute with a well worked goal. Maz Kouyhar and Bakoyoko combined to set up Butterfield who rolled the ball into the bottom corner. As half-time approached, Perry was just off target with a volley and Reid curled a shot inches over the bar from the left edge of the penalty area.

Walsall were fast out of the blocks in the second half and an excellent run by Sangha ended with a shot off target. The home side doubled their lead in the 50th minute. A low ball was played in from the right and Hayles-Docherty’s first time shot was too good for Whitehouse. Walsall had one hand on the trophy in the 57th minute as they made it three. A free-kick from Sangha was swept home by Bakoyoko. Rangers were close to pulling a goal back within a minute when Perry headed over Ganley but Kory Roberts made a fine clearance. Hayles-Docherty forced another fine save from Whitehouse but three substitution by the non-league side gave them the edge as they worked hard to get back into the game. Kris Taylor saw his shot blocked by the impressive Butterfield. A cross from Taylor was deflected past his own post by Liam Kinsella. From the corner taken by Richard Bachelor, Perry headed wide. Rangers pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute, Perry heading home an excellent cross from Bowen. The goal gave Rangers hope and Izak Reid just failed to connect with a spectacular overhead from a Lyttle cross. Perry was again off target with a header, planting Taylor’s free-kick over the bar. With 5 minutes remaining, Perry had a great chance to make it 3-2 but he snatched at his shot and it drifted wide. Into stoppage time, and the theme continued with Perry heading wide and Taylor also off target following a Perry knock down. With the final attempt of the game, Jake Heath must have thought he had scored but Walsall skipper Roberts made a fine block on the line.

An excellent cup final with plenty of action to keep everyone involved. The quality of the full-time youngsters was probably the edge over the 90 minutes while Stafford will rue the number of missed chances.

Wednesday 3rd May

JW Hunt Cup Semi Final (74)

Alvechurch 2 Sporting Khalsa 1 (at AFC Wulfrunians)

Two teams and two managers that know each other well meet with a Molineux final the trophy for the winner. Sporting Khalsa are the holders after beating Wolverhampton Sporting Community in last years competition. Alvechurch are still on for the treble of league, league cup and JW Hunt Cup. The Church side was much changed from that which celebrated their league title on Saturday while Khalsa were not far from full strength. David Meese was the first to have an attempt on goal, his 2nd minute header landing on the roof of the net. Meese had a further attempt in the 11th minute, firing over the bar. An excellent run by Callum Baker for Alvechurch saw the youngster beat a number of defenders before shooting wide. Khalsa took the lead in the 17th minute. A low cross from Mensah Kinch was sidefooted home by Marvin Nisbett with the Church defence nowhere. Mike Perks looped a header onto the roof of the net from a Jonny Haynes corner. At the other end, a mistake by Tes Robinson let in Josh McKenzie but his finish was well wide.

The second half began with Khalsa in the ascendancy. An excellent challenge by Babucar Souane foiled Nisbett. From the corner. Lewis Gwilliams rushed off his line and made a complete hash of the catch, luckily for him the ball dropping wide. In the 50th minute, a corner from Craig Bannister picked out Meese in space but his header was over the bar. Three minutes later, the woodwork came to Churchrescue as Meeseheader hit the outside of the post. At this stage, it was all Khalsa and when a Meese header was blocked, Fabrice Kasiama was bundled over in the area with the officials deciding there was no infringement. A free-kick from Karl Edwards picked out McKenzie who managed to head the ball away from the goal rather than toward it. In the 62nd minute, Edwards appeared to be fouled in the area, the decision going somewhat surprisingly to Khalsa. Alvechurch were now on the attack and Tom Turner made an excellent save to thwart Jack Cresswell, his header going to the keepers right. A cross from Souane picked out Josh March at the far post but his shot hit the sidenetting. The equaliser arrived in the 77th minute when McKenzie picked his spot and shot underneath Turner. Turner made another excellent save, with Souanes shot destined to find the top corner. Into stoppage time, Andy Parsons had a shot saved by Turner while Simeon Townsend was off target with a fine effort for Khalsa.

Extra time was feisty with both sides not giving any quarter. In the 96th minute, Meese had an effort saved by Gwilliams. Into the second period of extra-time, a shot by Ryan Edmunds bought out the best save of the night from Turner. Good work by Yusifu Ceesay created an opening but his shot flew agonisingly wide. With two minutes of extra time remaining, Reece Shilvock found space and from 25 yards hit on unstoppable shot into the top corner to send Church threw to the JW Hint Cup Final.


Premier Division

All eyes were on the battle to avoid relegation with three teams in the equation on the last day of the season. Shawbury United had to win to give themselves any chance and they did just that, 3-1 away at relegated Brocton. Two goals inside the first 15 minutes sent them on their way and they were helped when Brocton were reduced to 10 men in the second half. AFC Wulfrunians needed a point to stay up and they improved on that with a fine 2-1 win at high-flying Heanor Town. The Lions took the lead but two goals in quick succession around the half hour mark gave Wulfs all three points. This left Walsall Wood needing a point at Westfields but it was the FA Cup heroes who ran out 4-0 winners with Aiden Thomas grabbing a hat-trick. The result means the Wood finish below Shawbury on goal difference. At the top of the table. Champions Alvechurch finished their season with a 3-0 win over Rocester with Daniel Dubidat scoring twice. The teams in 2nd and 3rd shared the points in a 6-goal thriller at Pack Meadow. Coleshill Town twice held the lead against Sporting Khalsa but two goals from Tony Clarke meant honours were even. 4th placed Lye Town finished with a 1-0 win over Loughborough University thanks to a Jack Till goal in the 70th minute. Highgate United’s fine end to the season sees them finish in 7th place, recording a 4-1 win over Coventry Sphinx despite being reduced to 9 men. Boldmere St Michaels beat Coventry United 4-3 at The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground. Joe Lyng scored three for the Mikes with Kai Williams bagging a brace for Coventry. Shepshed Dynamo and Quorn shared 6 goals at The Dovecote, Michael Reeve scoring twice for Dynamo. Stourport Swifts and St Andrews shared the points at Walshes Meadow, 2-2 the final score. Tividale bowed out of the MFL with a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Long Eaton United who finish 14th. Andy Todd scored twice for the visitors.

Division 1

Champions Bromsgrove Sporting completed their league season with an unbeaten record following a 5-0 final day win over Lichfield City. Two goals from Andy Nicol in the last 8 minutes put a gloss on the scoreline. The final relegation place was decided with Pelsall Villa, needing a victory, losing 4-0 at Studley leaving them 4 points adrift of Pershore Town. Daniel Pitt scoring twice for Studley. Stafford Town needed a point to be safe but took all three with a fine 2-0 win over Coventry Copsewood. Bottom side Southam United picked up their 5th point of the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Chelmsley Town. Runners-up Hinckley AFC completed their campaign with a 2-0 win at Heath Hayes both goals coming from Paul Sullivan. 3rd placed Leicester Road were held to a 1-1 draw by 6th placed Racing Club Warwick. Atherstone Town finished with 99 league goals following a 5-3 win at neighbours Nuneaton Griff, Alex Naughton scoring twice taking his tally to 51. Cadbury Athletic finish in 5th place losing less games than everyone apart from the champions. Their final game was a 2-2 draw at Uttoxeter Town who finish in 11th. Littleton confirmed a top half finish with a 3-2 win over Bolehall Swifts at 5 Acres, Michael Hayden scoring twice for The Ton Boys and Jordan Gardiner two for Swifts. Pershore Town picked up the point they needed to confirm safety with a 1-1 draw at Heather St Johns.

Division 2

The battle for promotion continues to Bank Holiday Monday. 2nd placed Alvis Sporting Club drew 1-1 at Knowle and need a win on Monday at Redditch Borough to gain promotion and win the league. Redditch Borough beat Sutton United 5-0 and will finish in the top 4, Billy Garvey and Steve Joynes both scoring twice. Paget Rangers are still in the promotion mix going into Monday following a 7-0 win over Continental Star. Both Luke Bradley and Ross Dempster grabbed hat-tricks as Paget close in on Alvis. Earlswood Town picked up an excellent 3 points with a 3-0 win over Coton Green. Feckenham and Smithswood Firs shared 6 goals as the Millers came from 3-1 down to pick up a point.

Alvis Sporting Club will have to wait until Wednesday to see if they have been promoted following a 4-2 defeat at Redditch Borough who move up to third ahead of Wednesday’s game involving Paget Rangers. Jamie Hatfield bagged a hat-trick for Redditch. Knowle climb up to 6th place with a 2-0 home win over Hampton. Fairfield Villa and Coton Green couldn’t find a goal between them. Smithswood Firs and Earlswood Town battled out a 1-1 draw at the Glades.

Paget Rangers clinched promotion with a 2-1 win over Coton Green at The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground. Goals from Danny Carter and Ross Dempster meant Paget pipped Alvis by one point.

Division 3

Champions NKF Burbage remain unbeaten but they needed a last-minute penalty from Liam Storer, his second goal of the game, to draw with Montpellier. Northfield Town’s promotion hopes were extinguished with a 1-1 draw at FC Stratford. Moors Academy must win at the champions on Monday to make the 2nd promotion spot interesting. They did what they had to do winning 4-2 at Coventrians to keep in the hunt with Josh Parsons scoring twice while Dale Wigmore scored twice for the home side.

A Julian Joachim goal for Montpellier was the only goal of the game at Northfield Town which confirmed Montpellier’s promotion to Division 2. Champions NKF Burbage were held to a goalless draw by Moors Academy but that was sufficient to complete an unbeaten season.

Other Cups

Leicester Road completed a fine season by lifting the Leicestershire Senior Cup with a 2-1 win over Holwell Sports. Jake Holt in the 7th and Tom McGlinchey in the 90th were the scorers in a game played at the Leicestershire FA HQ.

Shawbury United were narrowly beaten by Step 4 Market Drayton Town in the Shropshire Premier Cup final played at the home of Shrewsbury Town FC, 1-0 the final score.

Two late goals from Daniel Dineen enabled Studley to turn round a one goal deficit to lift the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup against Coventry Copsewood at Leamington FC.

A marvellous goal from Reece Shilvock two minutes from the end of extra time gave Alvechurch victory in the JW Hunt Cup Semi Final with Sporting Khalsa. Khalsa took the lead in the 17th minute with Church having to wait until the 77th minute to equalise and send the game into extra-time.


Premier Division Leading goal scorers

Shay Brennan St Andrews 42

David Meese Sporting Khalsa 34

Josh March Alvechurch 32

Richard Greaves Westfields 28

Lei Brown Highgate United 26

Nathan Hodge Shawbury United 25

Craig Jones Westfields 25

Marco Adaggio Highgate United 25

Dean Rathbone Coleshill Town 25

Ben Billingham Lye Town 23

Mykel Beckley Coleshill Town, Coventry United 23

Jack Till Lye Town 23

Ryan Harkin Coventry Sphinx 22

Nathan Dale Quorn 22

Jordan Nadat Alvechurch, Coleshill Town 20 (now Hednesford Town)

Callum Riddell Rocester 20

Kieran Debrouwer Heanor Town 19

Elliott Reeves Heanor Town 19

Andrew Bridge Loughborough University 18

Aidan Thomas Westfields 18

Daniel Dubidat Alvechurch 17

Michael Reeve Shepshed Dynamo 17

Drew Aiton Walsall Wood 16

Joe Phillips Stourport Swifts 16

Reece Leek Coleshill Town 16

Sam Hollis St Andrews 16

Elliot Putman St Andrews 15

Joey Butlin Walsall Wood 15

Stuart Capaldi Boldmere St Michaels 15

Division 1 leading goal scorers

Ryan Seal Hinckley AFC 56

Alex Naughton Atherstone Town 51

Jason Cowley Bromsgrove Sporting 42

Matthew Stenson Leicester Road 39

Sam Agar Hinckley AFC 30

Wade Malley Racing Club Warwick 28

Paul Sullivan Hinckley AFC 27

Matt Brennan Nuneaton Griff 24

Gareth Evans Pershore Town, Studley 24

Connoll Farrell Studley, Coventry Copsewood 23

David Akinuli Coventry Copsewood 20

Chris Lloyd Bromsgrove Sporting 20

Luke Lewis Uttoxeter Town 19

Tom Bates Nuneaton Griff 19

Sean Brain Bromsgrove Sporting, Littleton 18

Jamie Clarke Pershore Town 18

Joe Obi Bolehall Swifts 18

Kyle Turner Atherstone Town, Bolehall Swifts 18

Jake Lovatt Uttoxeter Town 18

Daniel Carter Littleton 17

Jamie Smith Racing Club Warwick 17

Jake Holt Leicester Road 17

Joel Ambalu Heather St Johns 16 (now Coleshill Town)

Odane Barnes Cadbury Athletic 15

Ben Lund Lichfield City 15

Javia Roberts Hinckley AFC 15

Tom McGlinchey Leicester Road 15

Andy Nicol Bromsgrove Sporting 14

Division 2 leading goal scorers

Daniel Carter Paget Rangers 43

Connor Collins Fairfield Villa 32

Nick Seabourne Droitwich Spa 26

Mark Bellingham Paget Rangers 24

Ross Dempster Paget Rangers 24

Dildale Linton Alvis Sporting Club 22

Liam Fullerton Redditch Borough 22

Thomas Craine Knowle 18 (now Bromsgrove)

Andrew Millan Coton Green 18

Dan Pidgeon Alvis Sporting Club 18

Pedro Douglas Continental Star 17

James Lemon Droitwich Spa 16

Billy Garvey Redditch Borough 16

Jak Albutt Redditch Borough 15

George Ford Sutton United 15 (now Chelmsley Town)

Joshua Sherington Coton Green 15

Tyron Smith Smithswood Firs 15

Martin Crawford Smithswood Firs 13

Jack Brimmell Feckenham 13

Sam Hulme Smithswood Firs 12

Michael Quirke Alvis Sporting Club 12

Josh Duggan Sutton United 11

Gareth Hodgetts Redditch Borough 11

Nathan Corry Knowle 11

Jamie Hatfield Redditch Borough 11

Ellis Blakemore Fairfield Villa 11

Steve Joynes Redditch Borough 11

Division 3

Stuart Hendrie Montpellier 40

Dale Wigmore Coventrians 22

Daniel Priest Northfield Town 20

Jay Tilbury FC Stratford 19

Jess Adcock NKF Burbage 19

Tom Smith NKF Burbage 17

Montel Okoro Moors Academy 15

Dan Lawrence Northfield Town 13

Adam Wooldridge Enville Athletic 13

Peter Martin Barton United 12

Lewis Jones Northfield Town 12

Ashley Wilkes FC Stratford 12

Liam Connolly Coventrians 11

Alex Coultas NKF Burbage 11

Thomas Cuppleditch Coventrians 11

Nathan Astill NKF Burbage 11

Paddy Behan Northfield Town 10

Lewis Chester Coventrians 10

Jake Harris Shipston Excelsior 10

Romario Martin Moors Academy 10

Charlie Adcock NKF Burbage 10

Josh Parsons Moors Academy 10

Lewis Fathers Shipston Excelsior / FC Stratford 9

Lee Hendrie Montpellier 9

Daniel Moore Castle Vale Town 9

Tyrese Shade Moors Academy 9

Freddy Murphy FC Stratford 9

Kyle Hudlin Castle Vale Town 9

Daniel Moore Castle Vale Town 9

Leading scorers League games only

Premier Division

Josh March Alvechurch 31

Shay Brennan St Andrews 31

David Meese Sporting Khalsa 28

Ben Billingham Lye Town 22

Mykel Beckley Coventry United, Coleshill Town 22

Division 1

Alex Naughton Atherstone Town 47

Ryan Seal Hinckley AFC 40

Matt Stenson Leicester Road 34

Jason Cowley Bromsgrove Sporting 33

Wade Malley Racing Club Warwick 28

Division 2

Danny Carter Paget Rangers 27

Connor Collins Fairfield Villa 24

Nick Seabourne Droitwich Spa 24

Division 3

Stuart Hendrie Montpellier 34

Dale Wigmore Coventrians 15

Jay Tilbury FC Stratford 14

Daniel Priest Northfield Town 14

Preview TUESDAY 9th MAY 2017
at Stourport Swifts FC

1945 Kick off

The fourth meeting of the season between two of the leading lights in Division 2. In the league, Alvis came out on top at home winning 4-0 at the beginning of April but the sides drew 2-2 at Fairfield back in October. The sides also met in the Les James Challenge Cup where Alvis came out on top winning a thriller 4-3 after extra-time. Connor Collins has continued to bang in the goals for Fairfield with 32 in all competitions. Dildale Linton has scored 22 for Alvis, this following the 32 he scored last season. It promises to be an excellent final.

at Gresley FC
at Alvechurch FC
at Malvern Town FC