7:50am Saturday 7th December 2013
AMBASSADOR’S bid for an immediate return to Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division Three continued with a 3-1 victory over Pebworth.
Division Four’s secondplaced team, relegated last season, scored through Sheppard, Carter and Booth with Foster netting for Pebworth.
Stratford United stay at the top following a 5-2 victory over Bengeworth, which included a hat-trick from Dulce.
Graham Begley struck twice as Vale Wanderers overcame Ambi Allsports, while Stour Excelsior Res still await their first point after losing 4-2 at Harvington.
The home side scored through Philpott (2), Bunn and McAlly, while Stour replied through Grace and Eastwood.
Division Three Elmley Castle picked up three muchneeded points at home to Broadway United Reserves, Paul Smaylen (2), Steve Smaylen, Badger and Smith scoring for the villagers in a 5-1 success.
Ashton edged out Anchor Harriers 3-2 with James (2) and Mayhew scoring for Ashton and Crennan and Huggins for Harriers.
Second-placed Fairfield were held 2-2 at Inkberrow with Sheen (2) scoring for the home side and Scrivens and Cother hitting back.
Division Two leaders WMK won 3-0 at Tesco United with two goals from Sklenaar and a Geal strike.
Division One outfit Mickleton Rangers won again with a surprise 3-1 triumph over Bretforton Old Boys. Rangers scored through Tye, Beasley and Thompson but the star of the show was goalkeeper Sam Nicholls who saved two penalties.
Leaders Pinvin United lost 2-1 in the local derby with Pershore High Old Boys, Darren Critcher and McGorrigan scoring for Old Boys, with Jack Sheppard on target for Pinvin.
Honeybourne Gate Inn and Eckington shared six goals, Stiles, Layton and Brookes netting for Honeybourne and Andrews, Charman and McElroy replying for Eckington.
Ballard scored to give Defford/ Besford United an interval lead at Broadway United but Burtenshaw netted to earn Broadway a point.
In round two of the Pershore Hospital Minor Cup, Stour Excelsior knocked out Division Three leaders Alcester Town 3-1, while Cidermill won 3-2 at AC Olympia and Tewkesbury Town Res won 2-1 at Badsey Recreation.
Offenham Rovers and Bredon reached the last four with respective 5-1 and 3-1 wins over Fortis and Hallow Res.
Evesham WMC reached the last four of the Pershore Hospital Junior Cup with a 3-1 victory over faltering Bear, while Fladbury Athletic progressed by defeating Tewkesbury Town 3-1.
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