Baird's brace fires five-star Old Boys to win over United

First published in Sport

BIRDSEYE Sports Evesham Sunday League Division One champions Bretforton Old Boys look destined to regain the title.

Old Boys defeated previously unbeaten Broadway United 5-1 to move clear at the top with Baird (2), Wallace, Gayton and Johnson on target and Cooper netting a consolation.

Eckington took the local bragging rights 2-1 with goals from McDonald and Carter and opponents Defford/ Besford United scoring through Mountain.

The heavy rain resulted in nine postponements but Division Two side AC Olympia, bidding for a third successive promotion, moved third with a 6-1 win at Cider Mill thanks to Barnes (2), Elliott, Wright, Quemby and Clayton.

The top-of-the-table clash saw Bear move above Fladbury Athletic with Smith and Davies netting.

Doubles from Greaves and Mitchell with a further Stocks effort helped Alderton overcome Tesco United 5-3 with Williams, Charman and Sutherland replying.

Cheltenham Saints defeated WMK 3-2 with goals from Gibbs, Hope and Howell.

Offenham Rovers stay top of Division Three with a comfortable 9-1 win at Salford Priors as Lee Tustin (3), Burrows (2), Tomes, Jordan and Griffiths were among the scorers.

Pershore High Old Boys are second following a six-goal win in difficult conditions at Ashton with Meigh (2), Ridings, Jones, Sheen and Hinchliffe swooping.

Scott Jordan hit a treble as third-placed Tewkesbury Town defeated Broadway United Reserves 4-1.

McCall struck four goals as Fairfield recorded back-toback wins for the first time and their match with Ambassador ended 8-5. Stevens scored twice in reply.

Anchor Harriers joined Elmley Castle and Dragons at the top of Division Four, coming from behind to win 6-3 at Alcester Town.

Greenwood (2) and Richardson scored for the hosts, while Harriers registered via Slowinski, Taylor, Nevin, Smith and Quantrell.

Bengeworth defeated Stratford United 4-2 thanks to Lane (3) and Mason with O’Brien and Tunnicliffe replying.

All games will kick-off at 11.02am this weekend on Remembrance Sunday after a minute’s silence.

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