Weekly Round-up for Sunday 3 March 2019
We start as usual with the Cup Competitions.
Leamington Referees' Association Andy Campbell Challenge Cup 2018-19 - Round 2
Chadwick End 2 Ettington Rovers 2 .
A tight one here with two goals either side of half time. Ettington started the ball rolling on 13 minutes with a Glen Matthew strike, which was balanced out by Rhys Edwards for Chadwick on 35 minutes. It was a Matt Grace goal that then put Chadwick ahead only for Oliver Stephens to level the scores with 3 minutes left to play. Off to penalty kicks and Chadwick took the honours to go into the next round .
Chadwick End win 4 - 3 on penalties.
Dynamo Leamington 4 Chadwick End Reserves 2
Chadwick End Reserves didn’t fare as well in this one. An Ash Rowley brace supported by Edward Smith and Luke McDougall were just enough here as the last two minutes provided the margin and heartbreak. Michael Akers and an own goal had kept the Reserves in it until the 89th minute when Dynamo grabbed their late winners.
Leamington Referees' Association Andy Campbell Challenge Cup 2018-19 - Semi-Final
Radford Albion 3 Real Barston 3
More Penalty action in this one. Barston were 1 – 3 up by the 52nd minute and sailing into the next round. Up popped Sion Humphreys and then 15 minutes later Andrew Ward to level things off. Barston held on and so to Penalty kicks. The Barston goals came via a brace from Gareth Davies and one from Matthew Gillet. The other Radford goal came via Jamie Lee.
Real Barston took the tie winning 3 - 5 on penalties and are through to the Final.
So we move on to League action and start with
AFC Warwick 5 Lillington Juniors 4
A thriller here which saw Daniel Long notch a hat-trick and AFC take the points back to Warwick. It was nip and tuck all the way and Juniors were always in it. AFC looked to have it wrapped up but a 71st minute strike by Joshua Marshall made for an interesting last 19 minutes. Timur Asmahiel and Matthew Saunders with the other AFC goals. Lewis Dewar and an own goal were the other Juniors goals.
Bishops Itchington 4 Westlea Wanderers 1
Jon Byrne with the fastest goal of the day opened the scoring for Bishops. Within 35 minutes they were 3 – 0 up with additional goals from Tom O'Callaghan and Jase Bradshaw . That’s how it stayed until Jamie Webb pulled one back for Westlea on 60 minutes. Then an 85th minute penalty converted by O'Callaghan for his second restored the three goal lead. Westlea stay top ahead of Khalsa by 1 point
On to Division 2
HRI Wellesbourne 3 Leamington FC Vets 2
HRI move above the Vets in the table and put some pressure on Kineton at the Top. Guy Allen, Dale Francis and George Crawford with the Veg boys strikes. Tom Evans and Paul Lee on target for the Vets.
Khalsa Reserves 2 Long Itchington 1
Ricky Fletcher and Istvan Demeter doing the damage for Khalsa here.
Kineton S&SC 1 Heathcote Athletic 2
Kineton dropped home points here as Heathcote had Owen Davies and evergreen Chris Collier to thanks for their goals. Liam Naven-Jones grabbed a very late consolation and the gap closes at the top of the table.
We move on to Division 3
Castle Rangers 2 VTS Warwick 2.
A very close game here with all 4 goals coming in the first 35 minutes . Daniel Hargreaves put Rangers ahead. Adam Cleary equalised a minute later. Matt Wix restored Rangers lead only for Samuel Avery to make it 2 all shortly after. That’s the way it stayed.
Warwick Printing 1 Hampton Magna 5
A Cory Turner consolation here for the Printers as Magna ruled the roost. Travis Lea helped himself to a hat-trick and Adam Timlin grabbed a brace . Magna move above the Printers in the table.
And now we move on to Division 4
Blackdown 3 Warwick Boar 2
A game of two halves here as Blackdown retain Top spot but it was a close run thing. The Blackdown boys had done just enough in the first half with three goals from Sam Foster , Jamie Campton and Matthew Wright . But the Boar took the second half with late strikes by James Williams and Mark Hickey.
Lillington Juniors Reserves 4 HRI Wellesbourne Reserves 1
Lillington had too much here for the Veg Boys. Ryan Cranton , Edward Guerra, Jamie Hickey and Reece Robbins on target for Lillington. Shamir Entezar on target for the HRI consolation.
Stockton United 1 Leamington Hibernians Reserves 6
Hibs Reserves controlled the game with three goals in each half. A Luke Marriott brace and one from Alex Mitchell for the first half then a hat –trick in the second half by Dan Wilkinson rounded it off. It’s still tight at the Top of the Division and all to play for!
We also have the Birmingham Amateur Sunday Cup result from Sunday. Leam Hibs v Radford Social from Coventry, Cup Semi-Final
The Coventry visitors were never going to lie down easily and it was a real ding dong until 20 minutes in, when Josh Blake broke the deadlock with a delightful piece of skill chipping the keeper who had come off his line from 20 yards. Hibs made it 2 nil 15 minutes later after Adam Johnson fired home from close range following a corner. Hibs remained in control despite Radford pressure, and on 80 minutes some good work from Luke Swinnerton was rewarded by a neat close finish from Connor Carson to make it 3- nil. Hibs progress into the Final with a date and ground to be confirmed. Congratulations go to Hibs and we hope they can take plenty of Support with them.