Latest weekly round-up from Sunday 25 March 2018.
We start as usual with the Cup competitions and the First Silverware of the Season was decided today in the Anthony Eden Division 1 Cup, where the weather was at last pleasant to greet the crowd of supporters who made the trip to Stockton. We also have a full programme of League and Cup games now that the snow and rain appear to have gone at last.
Division 1 Cup, sponsored by Anthony Eden Gents Hairdresser 17-18 - Final
Bishops Itchington 6 HRI Wellesbourne 1
HRI took the lead with a stunning Vitor Machedo free kick from 30 yards out, into the top corner, leaving Nathan Carro in the Bishops goal waving at fresh air! Bishops were sparked into life and within 10 minutes were ahead 2-1 through a Jason Bradshaw near post scramble and Joel Bennett from inside the six yard box. HRI continued to fight but the Bishops defence held firm.
Half Time Bishops Itchington 2 HRI Wellesbourne 1
The second half belonged to Bishops who started straight from the off. Josh Turton grabbed a hat-trick. The pick of which was a delightful free-kick curled around the wall neatly into the corner, delicately placed rather than smashed home. Jon Byrne got the other as HRI started to wilt in the latter stages.
Final Score Bishops Itchington 6 HRI Wellesbourne 1
Cancer Research UK Charity Invitation Cup 17-18 - Round 2
Warwick Cavern 0 Westlea Wanderers 4
Tom Friend , Adam Knight Jake Byrne and John Blunsom grabbing the goals here to take Westlea into the next round.
Leamington Referees' Association Andy Campbell Challenge Cup 17-18 - Round 1
Kineton S&SC 3 Hampton Magna 3
A tight cup tie this one. Ashley Turnbull put the Magna Boys ahead. James Keller replied to keep it level at half time. Nick Welch then gave Magna the lead again only for Adam Brannigan to hit back to make it 2-2. Thomas Wright then got a third for Magna but Liam Naven-Jones got the third with 4 minutes to go, for Kineton to take the tie to penalties
Hampton Magna win 2 - 4 on penalties.
Leek Wootton 3 Warwick Printing 1
Andy Legg , Chris Lewis and Steve Harrison on target for Wootton. Harvey White with a late consolation for the Printers.
Real Barston 0 AFC Warwick 2
Filippo Mannina got the first and Ricky Barby wrapped it up with a 90th minute strike.
Leamington Referees' Association George Dutton Challenge Cup 17-18 - Semi-Final
Radford Semele 2 Leamington FC Vets 1
George Ayley put Radford ahead and Paul Lee equalised for the Vets. Conor Burke popped up with almost 20 minutes to go to give Radford the lead and the Vets were unable to get the equaliser Radford go through to the Final.
We move onto League action now and as usual we start with one tie from Division 1
Khalsa 2 Harbury Albion 0
Sukhraj Heer and Josh Mann getting the goals here, pushing Khalsa into second spot in the League.
Heathcote Athletic 1 Mid Warks Police 3 .
Two early corners set the Cops off inside 15 minutes. Tom Dobson and Lee Owen on target. Heathcote struck early in the second half to make it interesting but a Lee Owen strike with 15 minutes left sealed the cops win. Kristoffer Burbury grabbing the Heathcote consolation.
Khalsa Reserves 2 Radford Albion 1
Morgan Genthialon and Jason Knightley doing the damage here , Paul Murray getting a late consolation for Radford.
Ettington Rovers 3 Chadwick End 1
Carl Taylor, Jordan Lewis and Sam Canty on the sheet for Ettington. Niall Grace with an 82nd minute penalty consolation for Chadwick. Ettington move to within 3 points of the leaders.
Foresters Arms 1 Lillington Juniors 4
Tariq El Hage grabbed a late brace, David Jones and Gavin Reynolds the others as Lillington maintain their top spot. Joe Fisher got the Foresters goal.
Liberal Club C 1 Royal Oak United 1
A great result for Liberals who were ahead after 35 minutes from Craig Reeves. Oak have Wesley Klopper to thank for a 67th minute equaliser.
Barley Mow 2 Stockton 1
Jon Crosthwaite and Ben Allen on target for the Mowers, Daniel Brown replying for Stockton.
Castle Rangers 6 Princethorpe 0
Second and Third in the League and it looked to be a tight one, but Rangers took the honours with Conor Warburton and Daniel Hargreaves getting a brace apiece followed by singles from Jack White and Paul Saunders.
Joiners Arms 1 Warwick Boar 0
Joiners with their first home win of the season over close rivals Boar. Hugo Fernandes getting the only goal of the game.
Lillington Juniors Reserves 1 Long Itchington 2
Edward Guerra put Lillington ahead , but a Sam Crawford brace , the second on 90 minutes took the honours for Long Itch.
Whitnash United 2 Stockton United 3
Drew-Lewis Smith with a brace for Whitnash , but it wasn’t enough as Jordan Childs, Dan Cornes and Arron Hammond wrapped it up for Stockton United.