Weekly Round-up for Sunday 6 January 2019.
We start this week with another one of our “Match of the Day” games. This one comes from the Cancer Research UK Charity Invitation Supplementary Cup 2018-19 - Preliminary Round
Stockton 4 Leamington FC Vets 0
This looked like a tough one here for Stockton from Division 4 against the Vets from Division 2. The Vets had a decent side out and Stockton were up against it for some spells. The visitors were punished when with 5 minutes left to half time Alex Boulden popped up to put Stockton ahead, and within 3 minutes Richard Davis had made it 2-0. There was plenty of fast flowing attacking football and goal mouth action at both ends, but it was all played in great spirit and it came as no surprise when Stockton extended their lead through Steven Deaming on 71 minutes. The scoring was ended after John Ahearne slotted home a 78th minute penalty to wrap things up. Stockton go into the next round as giant killers, and could there be a new name on the Supplemetary Cup trophy?
We continue our round-up as usual with the Cup Competitions. Starting with the Cancer Research UK Charity Invitation Cup 2018-19 - Round 2
Bishops Itchington 2 Westlea Wanderers 2
As expected this was a tight one and it went to penalties. Johnny Adair got a brace for Bishops but Joe Wright and Lewis Scott were also on target for Westlea.
Westlea Wanderers win 2 - 4 on penalties.
Warwick Printing 0 Radford Albion 3
Albion had too much here for the Printers. Houghton Paul , Sion Humphreys and Jamie Lee taking Albion into the next round.
We move on to the Cancer Research UK Charity Invitation Supplementary Cup 2018-19 - Round 1
Ettington Rovers 7 Warwick Boar 1
A one sided affair here, but the Boar held it to 1-0 at half time. The onslaught started just into second half, that must’ve been some half time team talk ! Jason Peggram had got the pre-half time goal. Matthew Toms got a brace in 2 minutes, Carl Taylor added another brace in 12 minutes , Glen Matthew and George Keaney Got the others. Mark Hickey got the Boar consolation with a 58th minute penalty.
Kineton S&SC 9 VTS Warwick 4
Thomas Scott grabbed himself a hat-trick here for VTS but still ended up on the losing side. Ian Billing also on the sheet for VTS. Kineton were always in control. James Keller started them off on 4 minutes. Liam Naven-Jones then added, followed by Keller with his second, followed by Naven-Jones with his second. The rest were shared out between Mark Ling , James Mair, Max Coton , Mark Sanseverino and finished off by Callum Graham.
We now move on to the Leamington Referees' Association George Dutton Challenge Cup 2018-19 - Round 1
Chadwick End Reserves 1 Harbury Albion 4
Rheece Cleary put Harbury ahead but Steven Ebdon equalised 5 minutes later . Two goals in 2 minutes from Ryan Butler and Ben Sharman extended the Harbury lead. Andy Cahill wrapped it up on 75 minutes. Harbury progress.
We move on to the Leamington Referees' Association George Dutton Challenge Cup 2018-19 - Round 2
Heathcote Athletic 2 AFC Warwick 4
AFC were 0-2 up inside 20 minutes through strikes by Karl Goddard and Matthew Saunders. Heathcote held tight then until just before half time when Daniel Long struck. Ricky Barby made it 0-4 on 55 minutes . Chris Collier pulled one back 5 minutes later followed by Nicholas Keenan with 5 minutes to go to make it interesting but AFC were in control by then. AFC progress.
We move on to League action now and start as usual with Division 1
Radford Semele 1 Khalsa 4
With Hibs in BCFA Cup action Khalsa took this opportunity to leap into top spot. Luke Lindsay gave them the lead only for Jamie Duffy to level early in the second half. Khalsa then stepped on the gas. Josh Mann restored the lead 3 minutes later. Tunde Ajibade and Sukhraj Heer completed the scoring and Khalsa lead in the New Year.
We move on to Division 2
Dynamo Leamington 6 Khalsa Reserves 3
Ruben Bastos started this one off with a goal for Khalsa on 5 minutes. Unfortunately for Khalsa it then turned into the Joseph Gomez show. Raymond Nsemwa pulled Dynamo level and a minute late Gomez started with the first of his 5 goal tally. Luke Warby pulled one back and Bastos got his second but it was all over by then. Dynamo jump above Khalsa at the foot of the table.
Real Barston 0 HRI Wellesbourne 5
The Veg boys are still looking good at the top of the table following this win over Barston. Dale Francis with the fastest goal of the day in 1 minute kicked the Veg boys into action. George Crawford, Kevin Dineen-Atkins, Vitor Machado and Sam Mitchell getting in on the action.
And so to Division 3
Bishops Tachbrook FC 6 Hampton Magna 3
With Harbury on Cup duty Tachbrook squeezed up the gap behind the leaders with this win over Magna from the chasing pack. Second fastest goal of the day from Karl McGuire (2 mins) , which was turned into the fastest pair of goals by Adam Knight on 5 minutes saw them on their way. Lewis Christian scored on 35 minutes before Dean Pugh got in on the action. Knight grabbed his second before Pugh also got his double. Michael Jefferson Travis Lea and Ashley Turnbull were the Magna marksmen.
Princethorpe 3 Chadwick End 3
A real ding dong game here. Finishing all square. Tyler Reeve and a Joshua Cooke brace for Princethorpe. Paddy Grace , Niall Grace and Nial McIlduff on target for Chadwick.
And we move on to Division 4
Lillington Juniors Reserves 2 Blackdown 4
Blackdown close the gap on Hibs Reserves in a game of two halves. Reece Robbins had put Lillington ahead on 32 minutes and that’s how the first half ended. The second half belonged to Blackdown with a goal every 10 minutes. Scott Hughes , Matthew Wright Ashley Bradbrook and Wright with his second doing the damage. David Jones pulled one back for Lillington but too late.
Whitnash United 2 Stockton Utd 2
A good result here for Whitnash and sees Stockton drop points in their battle at the top of the table. Abhishek Paul and Kyle Needham on target for Whitnash. Stockton scorers Will Wall and Jason Jones .
And Finally we wrap up with some outside Cup Action
Leamington Hibs First team were in Cup Action in the BCFA Sunday Cup,entertaining St Johns First team from Birmingham. The Brummies were not there to make up the numbers and it was a tight encounter. The second half became a real battle based around the Hibs penalty area but the lads held on despite the pressure.It ended all square 0-0 at full time. A game well reffed by Joe Archbold who had stepped in at late notice. So to penalty kicks. All square after the first five and so to sudden death. St Johns missed with their third extra kick. Hibs go through 8-7. On to the quarter finals. Well done Hibs.