Fladbury beat the rain to reach cup last four

10:01am Tuesday 28th January 2014

THE weather continued to decimate the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday Football League programme.

Fladbury Athletic reached the last four of the Evesham Mechanical Services Knockout Cup by defeating Division Three outfit Fairfield 6-3.

Stuart Hall hit a hat-trick with further goals from James (2) and Nightingale, while Scrivens, McCall and Cother replied.

Fladbury's last-four opponents will be Bear, who comfortably defeated competition giant-killers Broadway United Reserves 11-1.

Their goals came from Matt Staley (4), Phil Davies (3), Smith, Bearcroft, Sutton and Barber.

In the Express-Funding Mick Godwin Cup, Tewkesbury Town's two sides had differing results.

The first team progressed against Badsey Recreation 8-1 with goals from Petitt (3), Driscoll (2), Halling (2) and Brazdys but the reserves were defeated by Offenham Rovers 3-2 as Dean Cox scored twice.

In Division One, Honeybourne Gate Inn gained revenge for an early-season defeat to inflict a dent in Pershore High Old Boys' title hopes.

Layton, Brooks and Sheery scored for Honeybourne in a 3-2 success with Ridings and Evans netting for Old Boys.

Ecosamba closed the gap on the top two in Division Three with a 6-2 victory over visitors Ashton.

Watts (3) and Robey (3) scored for the Bishops Cleeve side, while Ashton replied through Craze and Craig.

In a rearranged Division Four game, leaders Stratford United defeated Harvington 2-1 thanks to a Beese double with Philpott pulling a goal back.

The league's interest in the Worcestershire FA cup competitions ended with Broadway United losing by a single goal to Chaddesley Corbett.


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