Alcester Town win league and cup with another final to come

Alcester Town win league and cup with another final to come

Alcester Town win league and cup with another final to come

First published in Sport

ALCESTER Town completed a Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League double.

The Division Three champions lifted the Bluck Cup with a three-goal win over Stratford United.

Following Alcester's fifth corner on 23 minutes, the unmarked Ben Fletcher hammered in from close range.

Fletcher made it 2-0 and striker Nick Dance converted six minutes before the break.

The closest Stratford came was a long-range Chris Dolce effort and a shot cleared off the line. The Division One title will be settled on the final day following Bretforton Old Boys' hard-earned 2-1 win at Evesham WMC thanks to a Sean Brain double.

Bretforton must defeat Pinvin United to deny their opponents the title.

Carter gave Eckington a two-goal lead before Broadway United fought back to win 4-2 through Burtenshaw (2), Jeffs and Keyte.

Chris Clements hit a treble for Fladbury but Honeybourne Gate Inn won 5-4 with Downey, Mills and Layton among the scorers.

Stour Excelsior and WMK clinched promotion from Division Two with the former needing a point from their final match to clinch the title.

Stour thrashed Bredon 7-0 through Godson (2), Partridge (2), Hince, White and Dunsbee.

WMK beat Tewkesbury Town 4-0 thanks to Sklenaar (2), Geale and Pritchard.

Cidermill defeated Alderton 3-1 with goals from Cumberland, Bullock and Kerr.

The two promoted sides met in Division Three with runners-up Fairfield coming back from two down with four second-half goals to defeat Alcester.

Ecosamba edged out Elmley Castle 3-2 with Robey (2) and Barton scoring and Smith and Marsden replying.

Division Four champions Ambassador finished their season with a three-goal win over Stratford. Boulter, Buttle and Reading netted.

Puttock (2), Wallace and Adamson scored as Fortis consigned Stour Excelsior Reserves to re-election with a 4-0 success.

Pebworth ended their season with a 4-0 win over Ambi Allsports through Emerson Paul (2), Foster and Gray.

The Express-Funding Mick Godwin Cup final is on Friday at Littleton (7.30pm) between Alcester Town and Stour Excelsior.

Stour lost in the semi-finals but Tewkesbury Town played an ineligible player and were thrown out of the competition.

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