Tomorrow’s Local Non-League Fixtures

Weather permitting

FA Trophy – Nuneaton Town V Barrow AFC, Leamington V Stourbridge

SPL Premier – Stratford Town V Biggleswade

NPL Div One South – Bedworth United V Loughborough Dynamo

MFL Premier – Coventry United OFF Highgate, Long Eaton United V Coventry Sphinx, Rugby Town V Boldmere St Michaels

MFL 1 – Atherstone Town V Uttoxeter, Coventry Alvis OFF Studley, Hinckley OFF Racing Club Warwick,

MFL 3 – Coventrians V Leamington Hibernian, CT Shush Off Shipston Excelsior.

Challenge Vase – GNP Sport OFF FC Stratford

BIRMINGHAM VASE ROUND 3 – Central Ajax v Whitnash Town,
Copsewood (Coventry) v Smithswood Firs, Northfield Town v Coventry Colliery, Triumph Athletic OFF Barnt Green Spartak, Darlaston Town OFF Rugby Borough

Coventry Telegraph Cup Round Three – Nuneaton Griff OFF Christ The King


Steve Beaton Wins First Round Tie

Steve Beaton is through to the second round of the World Darts Championship at Alexander Palace.

Beaton beat William O’Connor 3-1 tonight to book his place in Round Two and tweeted: “Cheers everyone thanks for all your support. Didn’t want to go on first but happy now.

“Hope you all have a Happy Christmas I’ve still got one more to go before my Xmas dinner.”

This Week’s Total Motion Newsletter

Total Motion Midland Football League Newsletter
14th December 2017

League News
WORCESTER City has published proposals for a new stadium at Parsonage Way with scope for expansion up to National League standard.

The club’s vision begins with a 1,300 capacity ground that satisfies the Football Association’s D grade, meaning City could get promoted to and remain in the division above their current Midland League Premier Division status.

A four-stage plan has been laid out for an eventual capacity of up to 5,000 within the boundary of the initial site.

Alongside the stadium, there is a training pitch with a pledge to make it available for community use alongside changing facilities and indoor space.

The public has been invited to suggest how this is shaped.

Warndon Parish Council Chairman Ray Morris expressed concerns about access and parking which City plan to head off through a reciprocal arrangement with Worcester Warriors approximately one mile down the road.

City’s facility would begin with 90 parking spaces with the potential to increase to 350 by the final stage. On parking and access, the published plans state: “The highways infrastructure will be put in place to serve the capacity of the final category (grade) A sized ground with new junctions on Parsonage Way providing dedicated in and out access which will be carefully designed to deal with the projected amount of vehicles.

“Our highways consultant Systra is in pre-planning application discussion with Worcestershire County Council and Highways England and are carrying out extensive survey work to ensure the ground does not get developed to the detriment of local infrastructure. “The category (grade) A ground will cater for circa 350 parking spaces. Each phase will be designed to council guidelines. “In addition, the club will be utilising park and ride us services on match days from the city centre, County Hall and Sixways.

During match days at Sixways, WRFC (Worcester Warriors) will be offering a park and ride from the new ground to ease parking on rugby home games.”

Included is a letter from Warriors which acknowledges initial discussions regarding shared parking facilities but makes clear no agreement has been rubber stamped.

Article courtesy of the Worcester News

Premier Division
In the only game to survive the weather on Saturday, Quorn started life under new manager Carl Abbott with a 1-0 win over Haughmond at Farley Way, Ryan Seal with the only goal of the game.

Division 1
Leicester Road maintain top position following a 2-0 win over Bolehall Swifts. In the game between 3rd and 4th at The New Manor Ground, it was Ilkeston Town who took the honours with a 3-2 win over Walsall Wood. The visitors twice held the lead, but a Montel Gibson double saw The Robins continue their fine winning run. Hinckley AFC beat Nuneaton Griff 2-1 in the local derby at The Pingles with the winner coming from Steve Hart 3 minutes into added time at the end of the game. Littleton were another side to get a last-minute winner, 2-1 at home to Atherstone Town.

Division 2
All games postponed

Division 3
All games postponed

All games postponed

Under 21 Division
FCV Reds 2 v 2 Quorn

Leading scorers

Premier Division
Marco Adaggio Highgate United 19
Kyle Brady AFC Wulfrunians, Sporting Khalsa 17
Shay Brennan Shepshed Dynamo 17
Steve Hole Haughmond 16
Aaron Lloyd Stourport Swifts 16
David Meese Sporting Khalsa 16
Jordan Nadat Coleshill Town 16
Lei Brown Highgate United 15
Ryan Harkin Coventry Sphinx 15
Ryan Nesbitt Boldmere St Michaels 15
Dave Reynolds Worcester City 15
Elliott Reeves Heanor Town 14
Reuben Wiggins-Thomas Rugby Town 14
Joe Boachie Loughborough University 13
Jason Cowley Bromsgrove Sporting 13
David Kolodynski Rugby Town 13
Martin Smyth Rocester 13
Robbie Bunn Bromsgrove Sporting 12
Nick MacPherson Stourport Swifts 12
Dean Rathbone Coleshill Town 12
Liam Hurst Shepshed Dynamo 11
Mitch Piggon Coventry United 11
Lewis Rankin Coventry United 11
Craig Reid Coventry United 11
Jack Till Lye Town 11

Division 1
Simeon Cobourne Heather St Johns 30
Alex Naughton Atherstone Town 28
Daniel Carter Littleton 26
Paul Sullivan Walsall Wood 25
Regan Smith Heath Hayes 21
Steve Hart Hinckley AFC 20
Alex Marshall Ilkeston Town 17
Greg Downes Leicester Road 16
Tony Clarke Walsall Wood 15
George Bowerman Hinckley AFC 14
Shane Benjamin Heather St Johns 14
Daniel Carter Paget Rangers 13
Odane Barnes Cadbury Athletic 12
Kyle Esplin Uttoxeter Town 12
Joe Hartshorne Brocton 12
Andy Nicol Studley 12
Sam Agar Hinckley, Uttoxeter Town, Walsall Wood 10
Joey Butlin Walsall Wood 10
Montel Gibson Ilkeston Town 10
Nuno Gomes Leicester Road 10
Dan Griffiths Lichfield City 10
Sean Kavanagh Racing Club Warwick 10
Paul McMahon Brocton 10
Michael Wright Pershore Town / Littleton 10
Dave Yonwin Heather St Johns 10
Luke Cole Racing Club Warwick 9
Montel Gibson Ilkeston Town 9
Matt Langham Leicester Road 9
Ryan Pace Coventry Alvis/Stafford Town 9

Division 2
Stuart Hendrie Montpellier 20
Trea Bertie Smithswood Firs 17
Martin Crawford Smithswood Firs 16
Jess Adcock NKF Burbage 15
Tom Smith NKF Burbage 14
Steve Ruck Knowle 13
Dominic Strevens Barnt Green Spartak 10
Ryan Walker Hampton 10
Callum Coyle Moors Academy 9
Chris Lloyd Smithswood Firs 9
Daniel Pitt Fairfield Villa 9
Ashanti Price Moors Academy 9
Nick Seabourne Droitwich Spa 9
Alex Coultas NKF Burbage 8
Adam Garmson Northfield Town 8
Adam Goodby Coton Green 8
James Lemon Droitwich Spa 8
Sam Melia Bloxwich Town 8
Daniel Murphy Feckenham 8
Ainsley Seivwright Hampton 8
Cameron Seivwright Hampton 8
Ryan Andrews Moors Academy 7
Umit Eminoglu Feckenham 7
Andrew Millan Coton Green 7
Cameron Moriarty Bloxwich Town 7

Division 3
Nathan Davies Inkberrow 18
James Gifford FC Stratford 17
Reece Gibson Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 13
Jimmy Ward Alcester Town 13
Dylan Parker FC Stratford 12
James Drinkwater Shipston Excelsior 11
Louis Mann Bartestree 10
Tom Rawlings GNP Sports 10
Leigh Phillips GNP Sports 9
Younes Touaiti Birmingham Tigers 9
Charlie Cook GNP Sports 8
Ellis Kalach Alcester Town 8
Andy Matthews AFC Solihull 8
Marc Avery Bartestree 7
Abdullah Kenewa Birmingham Tigers 7
Daniel Stokes FC Stratford 7
Ashley Wilkes FC Stratford 7
William Beach Alcester Town 6
Lewis Chester Coventrians 6
James Clarke Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 6
Thomas Cuppleditch Coventrians 6
Tyler Haddow Coventrians 6
Jake Harris Shipston Excelsior 6
Ben Hill FC Stratford 6
Ishak Ibisevic Birmingham Tigers 6
Matthew Lewis Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons 6
Jake Montgomery Central Ajax 6
Tom Parnaby FC Stratford 6
Jack Shields AFC Solihull 6

Dean Fisher Alvechurch 13
Kane Lee Gresley 11
Sam Hammerton Gresley 10
Liam Arrowsmith Coton Green 8
Ethan Hanks Alvechurch 7
Josh Dutton Gresley 6
Chris Hughes-Tranter Cadbury Athletic 6
Jarrell Hylton Cadbury Athletic 6
Chad Barrett Cadbury Athletic 5
McKlane Durdey Gresley 5
Daniel Lawrence Alvechurch 5
Chanda Mulenga Nuneaton Griff 5
Elliot Nash Alvechurch 5
Lewis Brade Alvechurch 4
Zakim Evans Gresley 4
Harry Landsowne Gresley 4
Ryan Lloyd Bolehall Swifts 4
Corey Virgo-Broom Alvechurch 4
Liam Wickett Bolehall Swifts 4
Marco Wilson Gresley 4

Under 21
Joel Steer Tamworth 19
Ewan Dunbar Evesham United 16
Liam Lockett Worcester City 13
Bailey Fuller H.O.W. Academy 12
Ryan Palmer Coventry United 12
Sam Jeeves Boldmere St Michaels 11
Praise Anyanegbu Highgate United 9
Alex Knight Tamworth 9
Samuel Major-Beddoes Evesham United 9
Jordan McKenzie AFC Redditch 9
Joseph Shirley Heath Hayes 9 Riley Keasey Worcester City 8
David King-Marstaller Milton Keynes College 8
Lewis Ludford Coventry United 8

Andre Lawrence Sutton Coldfield Town 7
Sam McGonaghy Wychall Wanderers 7
Declan McMahon Brocton 7
Aidan Moseley Sutton Coldfield Town 7
Khalid Rahim FCV Reds 7
Jordan Thompson Continental Star 7

Premier Division
Game of the day sees the top two meeting at the CKW Stadium. Sporting Khalsa welcome Coleshill Town to their temporary home and a terrific encounter is in store between two excellent sides. 3rd placed Bromsgrove Sporting travel the sort journey to Lye Town who are gradually being sucked into the relegation battle. 4th placed Worcester City welcome bottom club Shawbury United to The Victoria Ground and they will need no reminding that Shawbury won the reverse fixture in Ludlow. Coventry Sphinx are on an excellent run of wins and they travel to Grange Park to face Long Eaton United who appear to have turned the corner with a new management team at the helm. There is a big game at The Butts Park Arena with 6th placed Coventry United hosting 7th placed Highgate United, both sides confident that they can get in the promotion mix. 2nd bottom Quorn picked up all three points last week in new manager Carl Abbott’s first game in charge. They welcome Westfields to Farley Way with the visitors having 5 games in hand on the leaders. Heanor Town host Loughborough University, three weeks after The Students won the reverse fixture 3-1. Rocester sit just above the relegation zone but they are unbeaten in three and they welcome Shepshed Dynamo to Hillsfield. Two more sides just outside the relegation zone meet at the MJ Robinson Structures Arena with South Normanton Athletic hosting Haughmond, three weeks after they shared a 1-1 draw at The Village. 3rd bottom Boldmere St Michaels travel to Butlin Road to face mid-table Rugby Town. Stourport Swifts welcome AFC Wulfrunians to Walshes Meadow and with both sides recording some excellent results this season, this could be tight.

Division 1
The big games at the top of the table keep coming thick and fast and a week after a trip to Ilkeston Town, Walsall Wood, now in 5th place, welcome leaders Leicester Road to the ML Safety Stadium. The Road won the reverse fixture and are on a run of 7 straight league victories. 2nd placed Ilkeston Town have an even better record, winning the last 9 league games and they take this run of form to the TSA Stadium to face Cadbury Athletic. 3rd placed Studley travel to Green Lane to face bottom club Coventry Alvis, who are 3 points adrift. 4th placed Hinckley AFC have won their last seven which includes two games in the FA Vase and they welcome another in-form side, Racing Club Warwick, to St John’s Park. 6th placed Atherstone Town slipped to a defeat last weekend and they will want to get back on the winning trail when Uttoxeter Town visit the Mark Webster Community Stadium. 2nd bottom, Brocton travel to Pack Meadow to face mid-table Chelmsley Town with the Badgers without a win in seven. Stafford Town are two points clear of the relegation zone and welcome free-scoring Heather St Johns to Evans Park. There is a local derby at the McDonalds Community Stadium with Lichfield City playing host to Heath Hayes, a game that promises much. Littleton are in fine form and they travel to The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground to face Paget Rangers. Pershore Town entertain Bolehall Swifts with both sides at the wrong end of the table.

Division 2
Leaders NKF Burbage host mid-table Earlswood Town with their lead cut to just three points. 2nd placed Montpellier welcome bottom club Pelsall Villa to The Beehive. The reverse fixture at the beginning of November ended in a goalless draw. 3rd placed Hampton travel to Bloxwich Town who have made a habit of upsetting the leading sides this season, particularly at The Red Lion Ground. Feckenham welcome Droitwich Spa to The Entaco with an eye firmly on the top four. Knowle are another side chasing a top four place and they travel to Redditch Borough who sit in 12th place. It’s 9th versus 10th at Tally Ho! as Moors Academy entertain Fairfield Villa.

Division 3
Two in-form sides meet at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre with AFC Solihull at home to Birmingham Tigers. 2nd placed Bartestree can close the gap to a couple of points if they can take all three points off visiting Inkberrow. 3rd placed Shipston Excelsior travel to 10th placed CT Shush, a win for the visitors closing the gap on the leaders. At the bottom of the table 13th placed Enville Athletic welcome 15th placed Castle Vale Town to Hall Drive, 12th placed Coventrians host bottom club Leamington Hibernian with an opportunity to climb the table. 14th placed Continental Star travel to Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons with a four-point cushion to the bottom two.

Challenge Vase Semi-Final
GNP Sports, the Division 3 leaders, host FC Stratford, their main challengers, for a place in the final of the Challenge Vase. Stratford have picked up only one point from their last two league games after starting with 6 straight wins. GNP are sitting pretty with ten wins out of ten. Form says a home win, but this is a semi-final between two well matched sides. Should be a great advert for the competition.

Other Fixtures
Central Ajax v Whitnash Town 2.00
Copsewood (Coventry) v Smithswood Firs 2.00
Northfield Town v Coventry Colliery 2.00
Old Wulfrunians v Coton Green 2.00
Triumph Athletic v Barnt Green Spartak 2.00

Nuneaton Griff v Christ the King 3.00

Group “A”
Bolehall Swifts  v  Gresley 3.00
Coton Green v Nuneaton Griff 3.00
Group “B”
Alvechurch v Cadbury Athletic 2.00

Bromsgrove Sporting v Lichfield City 2.00

Under 21 Divisions
Aylestone Park v Quorn 10.30
Bedworth United v FCV Reds 11.00
Coleshill Town v Coventry United 10.30
Kettering Town v Tamworth 10.30
Leicester Nirvana v Atherstone Town 11.00
Milton Keynes College v AFC Rushden & Diamonds Elite 10.30

Brocton v H O W Academy  10.30
Continental Star v Boldmere St Michaels 10.30
Evesham United v Droitwich Spa G & B 10.30
Heath Hayes v AFC Redditch 10.30

Highgate United v Rushall Olympic 10.30
Sutton Coldfield Town v Worcester City 10.30