Brain strikes to see Fladbury promoted

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FLADBURY Athletic clinched promotion from Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division Two with a fine 3-0 victory over Cider Mill.

Heath, Brain and Nightingale earned Fladbury a place in the top-flight for the first time as AC Olympia’s 1-0 defeat to champions Bear meant they could not be caught in second place.

Lee Diamond (2) and Cother scored for improving Bredon as they defeated WMK 3-0.

Stour Excelsior and Tesco United shared four goals with Partridge and Barton scoring for the Shipston side, while Holden and McCall replied.

Tewkesbury Town need seven points from three games to win the Division Three title following an 11-1 win over Gardeners Arms with Scott Jordan netting six goals and Crompton scoring a hat-trick.

Third-placed Offenham Rovers slipped up 4-2 at Ashton despite goals from Burrows and Kilminster. Ashton hit back through Luke Radford, Josh Radford, Begley and James.

Broadway United Reserves drew 0-0 at Ambassador who moved above the relegation places.

The league’s only perfect record came to an end in Division Four as Anchor Harriers were beaten 3-1 by Elmley Castle who also clinched promotion.

Paul Smaylen (2) and Bate scored for Elmley with Heritage on target for Anchor Harriers.

Richardson hit five for Alcester Town in their seven-goal win over Sun Inn and Fancutt scored all four Bengeworth goals against Ambi Allsports who replied through Booth and Johnson.

Stratford United overcame Stour Excelsior Reserves 5-3 with goals from Smith, Beasley, Hovell, Atkinson and Drake. Vale Wanderers and Pebworth shared four goals.

In Division One, leaders Bretforton Old Boys defeated Mickleton Rangers 3-0 with goals from Witts, Clarke and Brain.

Second-placed Honeybourne Gate Inn came from behind to defeat Defford/ Besford United 4-1 thanks to strikes from Layton (2), Goss and Rainey. Ben Horsburgh and Jason Horsburgh scored for Broadway United as they recorded back-to-back wins over Eckington, triumphing 3-1.

Evesham WMC reached the Express-Funding Mick Godwin Cup final with a 6-1 win over Division Four outfit Dragons. Dan Ford (4), Izod and Rowley scored for the Workies with Clarke netting a consolation.

Tomorrow sees the Bluck Cup final between Offenham Rovers and Tewkesbury Town at Littleton (kick-off 7.30pm).

Meanwhile, applications from new clubs to join the league next season should be forwarded to league secretary Martin Malin by next Wednesday. To date, none have been received.

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