More cup woe for Old Boys with loss

BRETFORTON Old Boys suffered a second defeat in the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League’s Barry Brotherton Cup Group ‘B’.

They were on the wrong end of a four-goal loss at Defford/ Besford United who scored through Ward (2), Marsden and Lawson.

Pinvin United top the group as goals from Bellamy (2) and Upfield accounted for Eckington 3-0.

In Group ‘B’, Evesham WMC edged out Honeybourne Gate Inn 4-3 with Iorns (2), Ford and Richardson on target and Layton (2) and Goss replying.

Broadway United reached the last eight of the Evesham Mechanical Services Knockout Cup but were made to work hard against Pershore High Old Boys.

Cooper, Horsburgh and Hopkins scored for Broadway in a 3-2 success with Critcher and Worthington pulling goals back.

Fladbury Athletic defeated Bredon 3-1 to progress in the Express-Funding Mick Godwin Cup thanks to goals from Clements (2) and Brain.

A Smith double put Stratford United through at the expense of Vale Wanderers with Ainsworth replying.

In Division Two, AC Olympia’s promotion hopes were dented at WMK as Sklenaar scored all four goals with Quemby bagging a consolation.

Bear march on at the top as Haughty (2), Davis and Smith-Daniel netted against Tesco United who responded through Dovey.

Stour Excelsior beat Cheltenham Saints 3-0 with Robbins (2) and Carr on target.

Alderton and Lenches Lions shared six goals with Greaves (2) and Mitchell scoring for the hosts and Davis (2) and Evans countering.

Goals from Tomes and Cox saw Offenham Rovers overcome Broadway United Reserves 2-0 to maintain their Division Three promotion push.

Tewkesbury Town remain in contention following a five-goal win at Salford Priors achieved through Driscoll (2), Buckley, Goodwin and Jordan.

Kavla struck twice to give Ecosamba an interval lead at Ambassador before Boulter and Smith scored to level matters.

Huckvale and Beasley swooped for Gardeners Arms but a Nick Simms double ensured Badsey Recreation had a share of the spoils.

Anchor Harriers are clear promotion favourites in Division Four, hitting 10 against Bengeworth with Williams, Quantrell and Heritage netting hat-tricks.

Pebworth won 6-1 at Ambi Allsports.

The league has a one-week Christmas break before resuming on December 30.

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