Weekly Round-up for Sunday 26 January 2020. We start as usual with the Cup competitions and that means the Tracey Thomas Challenge Cup 2019-20 - Round 2
Bishops Tachbrook Reserves 2 Real Barston 9 (nine)
Fastest goal of the day here and it went to William Hodgkinson in the first minute. He completed his hat-trick with goals in the 32nd and 85th minutes. Barston were 5 – 0 up at the break. A brace from Darius Potten-Ravenshad, James McDowell and Mathew Gillett getting the others. Tachbrook fought back and two early second half goals from Louis Todd and Jay Reading closed the gap but Joe Robbins and Sion Ellis with late strikes for Barston piled on the misery. Barston go into the next round.
Princethorpe 1 Ettington Rovers 4
Princethorpe were out of the blocks early here but Ettington took control. An Ed Spencer strike on 15 minutes had put Princethorpe ahead. Glen Matthew equalised with a 25th Minute penalty. The second half belonged to Ettington. George Buckingham made
it 1- 2 before the hour mark. . Glen Matthew popped up for his second with 10 m inutes to go and Matthew Toms grabbed a goal with 2 minutes left on the clock. Ettington go into the next round.
Now on to the Cancer Research UK Charity Invitation Cup 2019-20 - Round 2
Engine FC 3 Long Itchington 2
Steve Evans with the second fastest goal of the day on 2 minutes. Long Itchington scored twice but two late goals from Jarrad Lane and John Simpson gave Engine the win and they go into hat for the next round.
We move on to the Leamington Referees' Association George Dutton Challenge Cup 2019-20 - Round 2
Leamington FC Vets 2 Khalsa 2
This one was nip and tuck . One all after the first 45 minute and two all after the second 45 minutes. Connor Smith and James Keller for the Vets,
Luke Lindsay and Sukhraj Nijjar for Khalsa. Khalsa grabbing the 85th minute equaliser to take it to penalty kicks.
Khalsa win 2 - 3 on penalties and go into the next round.
We move on to League action now and as usual we start in
Bishops Itchington 5 AFC Warwick 3
Bishops had strolled into a 4 – 0 lead by half time. Adam Miles had stuck two away within 18 minutes. Johnny Adair then added another two. AFC pulled one back on the stroke of half time through Henry Oyenuga. Adair restored the 4 goal advantage 4 minutes into the second half with his hat-trick goal. Matthew Clarke pulled AFC back on the hour and 15 minutes later Josh Watson got a third, but Bishops held on and take the points.
HRI Wellesbourne 0 Heathcote Athletic 3
New signing Joseph Butler grabbed a brace in a 5 minute spell here to give Heathcote a two nil lead at half time. James Brewitt got a third for the visitors just past the hour mark and Heathcote saw out the game.
We move on to Division 2
Hampton Magna 2 Radford Albion 1
A brace from Joseph Fisher in a 20 minute first half spell was enough here for Magna to take the points. Albion pulled one back but it wasn’t enough.
Khalsa Reserves 1 Bishops Tachbrook 2
Another early brace here, this time from Karl McGuire to put Bishops in front. Khalsa fought all the way and got a reward on 84 minutes through Connor Beckinsale but it was too late, as Bishops held on to take the points.
We move on to Division 3
Leamington Hibs Res 1 Blackdown 4
Brad Taylor put Blackdown ahead. Josh Shirley doubled the lead 5 minutes later. Harry Davies pulled one back 4 minutes later and that’s how it stayed until half time. An own goal on the hour mark followed by a Ricky Hooker goal finished Hibs off and Blackdown keep the pressure on at the top of the Table as Hibs lose ground.
VTS Warwick 1 Dynamo Leamington 5
Two goals in 4 minutes set Dynamo on their way. Daniel Blohm and Ashley Rowley on the mark. The second half was all Dynamo as David Briggs and a Roberto Ciuffini brace rounded it off. Dynamo stay top of the Table with games in hand.
Warwick Printing 1 Liberal Club C 2
This was a tight one until Matty Bemrose popped up with a minute left on the clock to take the points for the Liberals. Jake Murphy had put Liberals ahead but Josh Tiff levelled at half time. The Printers lose ground at the Top of the Table.
And Finally to Division 4
Sands United 0 Castle Rangers 3
A Tom Butterworth brace and one from Nicholas Bolitho were enough here for Rangers to take the points and move up into second spot in the Table.
Stockton 1 Warwick Boar 1
A close one which was to be expected here. Richie Davies had given Stockton the lead in the first half and Steven Nollett made it all square with 25 minutes to go. That’s how it stayed. Boar drop points for the first time this Season.
Warwickshire Police 3 Napton 2
This one was a cracker! Stephen Flavell put the Cops in front on 36 minutes with a header after Napton had a goal ruled out. Nick Brunton then popped up racing through onto a slide rule pass to make it 2 – 0. The boys in Blue thought they had another but that was ruled offside. Come the second half and cue the Napton revival. Bailey Searle found himself with acres of space at the far post and fired his shot past the stranded Police keeper. Napton were fired up and 5 minutes later were level. Another good move and finish from Christopher Watts and it was all square. The Cops were under the cosh and Napton looked the more likely to nick it. Then the Cops Richard Morgan popped up forcing his way into the box and slides the ball home from 8 yards. The last 10 minutes were Rorkes Drift but the Cops held on and stay Top of the Table. A great game to watch and well reffed by Ian Sewell.
We have two reminders .
Firstly the Council of Clubs meeting this week.
Please note that there has been a change of date and a change of venue for January's Council of Clubs Meeting. This was due to take place on Tuesday 28th January, but will now take place at 8pm on Wednesday 29th January. The location has changed to:
Racing Club Warwick
Secondly. A reminder . DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN CHANGING ROOMS. We had thefts this week at Newbold Comyn. These people will know where grounds and changing rooms are. They will visit and attempt to steal your stuff. Do Not leave it in the changing rooms. Use a Valuables bag and take it out with you by the pitchside or lock it in a car.