Weekly Round-Up for Sunday 23 February 2020. We start as usual with the Cup Competitions and this week that means the Leamington Referees' Association George Dutton Challenge Cup 2019-20 - Round 1
Warwick Printing 2 Leamington Hibs 3
Connor Carson with the second fastest goal of the day here on 5 minutes, and he grabbed a second before half time sandwiching another Hibs goal from David Jones. David Wanless and Thomas Gamblin with the Printers replies. Hibs progress into the next round.
We move on to the Cancer Research UK Charity Invitation Cup 2019-20 - Round 1
Leamington FC Vets 3 HRI Wellesbourne 2
Connor Smith , David Busst and Andrew McGuire on target for the Vets and it was too much for HRI who replied twice but couldn’t get the leveller. The Vets go into the hat for the next round.
And on to the Leamington Referees' Association Andy Campbell Challenge Cup 2019-20 - Round 1
Leamington Hibs Res 1 Bishops Itchington 7
Ryan Butler with a late consolation for Hibs Reserves here as Bishops took control from the start against their lower Division opponents. Johnny Adair grabbed a hat-trick. Joel Bennett, Adam Miles, Tom Cooper and Liam Naven-Jones all chipped in with a goal apiece. Bishops go through to the next round.
Real Barston 3 Chadwick End Reserves 1
Chadwick got the first goal through Niall Grace, but it was Real Barston who move into the next round after Ronald Walker got the equaliser just before half time, and two second half strikes from James McDowell sealed the deal.
We move on to League action now and as usual we start with Division 1
Heathcote Athletic 2 AFC Warwick 3
A thriller here as AFC took a two goal lead through Josh Watson and Melvinino Mauritson into the half time break. Within 10 minutes of the re-start Heathcote were back in it with goals from Lewis Barry and Kristoffer Burbury . It took an 85th minute finish from Matty Saunders to take the points back to Warwick and secure their first away win of the season. .
Khalsa 0 Westlea Wanderers 5
Shae O'Loughlin with fastest goal of the day here on 2 minutes, as Westlea were in control. Martin Hutchcox , Farrell Connol and a brace from Adam Knight were enough to see them home. Westlea remain unbeaten. Khalsa still have second spot.
We move on to Division 2
Bishops Tachbrook FC 3 Lillington Juniors 1
Kieron Walsh had given juniors the lead on 24 minutes and that’s how it stayed until 10 minutes into the second half. Tachbrook woke up and scored three goals in the next 25 minutes through James Farmer and a brace from Elliot Ricardo. Tachbrook remain Top of the Table.
Radford Albion 0 Long Itchington 0
It’s been a while but that rarity of a Nil- Nil here, and it’s Albion who lose out at the Top of the Table and remain in 3rd place .
And finally on to Division 3
Liberal Club C 4 Princethorpe 5
A real thriller here! Liberal Club took the first half with strikes from Jack Gibson and Craig Reeves . The second half turned into a goal fest and Princethorpe emerged on top. Bradley Ford-Leigh pulled one back only for Jake Murphy and Reeves with his second, to give liberals a 4 – 1 lead. The last 10 minutes were total Princethorpe. A brace each from Callum Carsley and Paul Sidaway doing the damage, the last two goals coming in the last 2 minutes to steal the points. Princethorpe are level with Blackdown at the Top of the Table on points but have played more games. Goal difference may still play a factor.