Report for week ended 8 September 2013
Under 10s – The U10s campaign got off to a well contested start, with the opening game of the Autumn League between Ashmore Park Rangers and Sedgley White Lions, a brace from Bradley Small being cancelled out by Sedgley goals from Fields & Coulter. A solitary goal from Doug McCelland was enough to give FC Perton the points over Punjab United, while goals from Banner, Norgrove and Dutton secured Tipton Youth a 3-0 win over Wednesfield FC. In Tipton Youth’s second game, Sedgley White Lions, both teams shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw – Norgrove netting for Tipton, while Deakin scored for Sedgley. FC Perton made it maximum points for the day, with a 5-1 win over Wednesfield, with Woolley scoring twice, McCelland, Cattel and Parkes the other Perton scorers. AFC Willenhall also enjoyed two victories, beating Ashmore Park Rangers 3-0, courtesy of goals from Blower, Danks and Smith, while Smith and Hudson got the goals in their 2-0 win over Springvale Wolves. Wednesbury Sports Union not only secured three points in their 2-0 victory over Punjab – goals from Fletcher and Thompson, they also steered a safe passage through to Round Two of the Kath Evans League Cup, with a 2-1 victory over Springvale Wolves, both goals coming Jay Chambers, while Bull got the consolation for Springvale.
Under 11s – .The U11s saw a couple of ties played in the Adrian Anslow League Cup, one tie brought a convincing win for Forest Star, with a 9-2 victory over Punjab United. The Forest goals came via a George Asbury hat trick, and single strikes for Hancox, Smith, Atkins, Roberts, Cavanagh and Peacock. A brace from Takhar earned Punjab their two goals in reply. The other tie brought together two teams from the Springvale stable, the Pumas and the Lions and what a cracker it was with a penalty shoot out needed to decide who progressed to the second round. Normal time saw strikes from Jay Beasley, Jack Beddow and Derry Peeler for the Pumas cancelled out by a double blast from Bradley Nabbs and a single from Jordan Aldridge for the Lions. It was the Pumas who took local bragging rights and a place in the next round when they won the shoot out 4-3.
In the League fixtures, another team to hit nine was Willenhall United, who did so without reply from Ashmore Park Rangers. The Willenhall marksmen were Maxwell, Harris, Price, Allen, a brace from Grocutt, and a hat trick from Tyrone McCalla. Wolverhampton United enjoyed a harder fought victory over Tipton Town, 4-2, the United goals coming from a Neil Manton hat trick and a single from Bolus, while Cushley and Edwards replied for Tipton.
In the U11s West Division, top scorers of the day were New Park Village, who hit ten without reply against St Joseph’s Colts. On target for the Village was Balu, Balmer, Bailey, Hawthorne and Ebanks-Williams both hit a brace, while Mehmi scored a hat trick. Springvale Steelers Cougars hit Liddar Sports for six, with goals from Tandy, O’Connell and two each for Collins and Singh, while Liddar hit back with two goals of their own to reduce the deficit. A brace from Blenheim, aided by goals from Clarke and Rhodes helped Coven United to a 4-2 victory over FC Perton, with Johnson getting both Perton goals. The Final U11s game saw Tipton Youth enjoy a 4-1 victory over Wednesbury Sports Union, the Tipton goals coming from Iqbal, Simms and a double from Knowles, Ellis replying for Wednesbury.
Under 12s – . Greets Green Albion enjoyed their first Bilston League game, courtesy of a 2-1 win over St Joseph’s Colts, Nesbith and Bishop getting the important goals, with McCalla replying for St Joe’s. McKella’s hat trick, with goals from Beighton and Weston helped secure a 5-2 victory for last season’s champions Tipton Youth, over Springvale Jaguars, Thompson and Eades scoring for the Jaguars. Shelfield's first game in the Bilston League turned out to be a thriller with two all out committed teams. United started on the front foot but without creating many chances as New Park’s defence stood firm. Finally with 10 minutes left on the clock in the first half, Taylor Walker found half a yard in the box to coolly slot home in the bottom corner to put United in the ascendency going into half time. In the second half Shelfield started slowly and let New Park back into the game with two quick strikes from Owen Mapara and Luke Madelin. After some re-jigging to the shape of the team, United were again on the front foot and equalised through another top strike from Taylor Walker. Now Shelfield had the momentum allowing Reagan Wardle to slot home with 5 minutes left capping off an impressive performance and coming away with 3 points.
Under 13s – .The U13s got their season under way with First Round ties in the Jenny Chapman League Cup, and goals were going in all over the place, with Ashmore Park Rangers the days highest scorers, beating new team Liddar Sports 16-0. James Jordan helped himself to four goals, while there washat tricks for Wadhams-Hindley and Rhys Slade. Booth and Worley added two more each, finished off with single strikes from Dunn and Pugh.
Wednesfield Wolves also hit double figures, beating Woden Warriors 11-0, with Pain hitting a hat trick, plus goals from Francis, Wood, Fergusson, McCalla, Shinton, Graham, Turner and Paulton. Warstones Wanderers beat Coven United 9-1, Dicken, Growell and Phillips each hitting a brace, with Clarke, O’Connor and Ozzopardi completing the scoring, while Farrington scored the Coven consolation.
Parkfield Panthers confirmed their place in Round Two, with a convincing 9-2 victory at Sedgley White Lions. Monk and Riley-Stewart both hit a brace, with Peakman, Riley, Gosling, Coleman and Walker all finding the Sedgley net. Bentley Youth returned from their short trip to Springvale having booked a place in the Second Round draw, via a 7-0 victory, with Crosbie-Fletcher netting four times, Adams twice and a single strike from Waite. Black Country Ravens also enjoyed an away day victory, winning 6-3 at St Joseph’s Colts, with Pugh bagging himself a hat trick, and goals from Pile, Muhammad and Griffiths. Stanistreet, Jangra and Bhebe replied for the Colts.
The final tie brought together two teams new to the Bilston League, as Old Wulfrunians entertained Greets Green Albion, and it was the home side that progressed into Round Two, courtesy of a 3-1 victory, through goals from Jin(2) and O’Connell. Mendes got the Greets Green consolation.
Under 14s – .Just one U14s Cup tie on the opening day, as FC Perton entertained newcomers Gunners FC in the first round of the David Taylor League Cup, booking their place in Round Two with relative ease, with a 9-0 victory. Netting for Perton was Beermaets, Aldridge, Hehir, Bramwell, two for Astbury and a hat trick for Wilson.
In the Autumn League Premier Division we saw Wednesbury Sports Union travel to Tipton Youth and return with all three points after a convincing 8-0 win, with Ryan Matthews netting four, Henry hitting a hat trick and Chambers completing the scoring. Elsewhere, goals from Bartley, Davidson, Roden, Malpass and a couple from O’Connor helped Warstones to a 6-1 victory over newly promoted Sedgley White Lions, Ward netting the consolation Lions’ goal. The final Premier game saw a 4-2 home win for New Park Village over Perton & Codsall East, with Matthews, Grizzle, Icke and McDonough on target for the Villagers, while Douglass and Dew netted for newly promoted P&C.
In Division One, a solitary Banga goal secured the points and a first ever victory for Punjab United, in their game against new side, Greets Green FC. Another new team to the League, Great Barr Harriers, enjoyed an opening day victory, as goals from Graham and Lumm secured them the points at Charles United, with Wallace netting the consolation for United. Salisbury Rangers completed the fixtures with a 4-2 home win over Wednesbury Sports Union Rangers. Barnett and Kendrick got the Wednesbury goals, but strikes from Salisbury marksmen Price, Weaver, Bateman and Leddington secured the points for the home side.
Under 15s – The U15s opening day was dominated by Cup fixtures, with the only League game being a Division One fixture between two new boys with AFC Woodcross hosting, Rostance Edwards, who collected their first Bilston League points, with a convincing 7-0 victory.
Apart from that, the day was all about the First Round of the Chris Lees League Cup, with Prestwood Rangers being the biggest winners, knocking out Great Barr Harriers 9-2, with Connor Landon hitting a double hat trick, Green adding two more and Parry completing the Prestwood scoring with Simpson and Dolpin getting the Great Barr goals. Sporting Khalsa booked their Round Two place, returning from a tricky trip to New Park Village as 3-0 winners. Wolverhampton United also enjoyed an away day success, returning from second division St Joseph’s Colts with a 7-0 win, goals coming from Hyde, Rounds, Miller, Helm, Johnson, and a pair from Garner.
Another away day victory came from PRD United, who ended the day as 4-1 winners at Prestwood Wanderers. Matthews netted for the home side, but goals from Bradley, Stockley, Jackson and Johnson put PRD through. Tipton Youth eased past Bustleholme 4-2, while a tighter game saw Wednesfield FC require extra time to see off the challenge of Wyrley Dragons, 3-2. Silverdale Bullets couldn’t contain the strikeforce of premiership visitors Sedgley White Lions West, and Sedgley progress courtesy of an 8-1 victory. Silverdale took the lead in the 1st 10 mins, after several missed chances from sedgely and the home goalie in top form. The visitors drew level just before the break when Eri Rrahmani scored on his debut. The second half was all one way traffic with further goals from Eri to complete his hattrick, Kyle Green also bagged a treble including one from the penalty spot, Harry Gallier and Luke Farrington, on his debut, were also on target but full credit to First Division new boys Silverdale who battled to the end and never gave up.
Wednesbury Rhino’s went goal crazy on their trip to newcomers Bustleholme Galaxy, booking their place in Round Two via a convincing 10-1 win, while Dudley Sports Dynamo’s also showed their qualities, with a 5-1 home victory over Rosehill Raiders – Lee scoring the consolation goal for the Raiders. Another tie requiring extra time was the game between Bloxwich Rangers and Parkfield Panthers, with Parkfields eventually edging their safe passage, via a 4-2 victory.
Sedgley Scorpions travelled to Springvale Steelers, and despite going a goal down and seeing a penalty saved, they eventually took control of the tie, and via goals from Wallace, and two each for Duffield, Jakeman and Norris, secured a 7-2 victory. Davies and Edwards scoring for Springvale. Perton & Codsall West also enjoyed an away victory, at Pelsall Villa Colts, booking their place in the second round draw with a 4-0 victory.
The final tie of the round saw a Selvey hat trick, and further goals from Bawn, Hill and Griffiths ensure Old Hall Eagles continue to defend the trophy they won last season, with a comfortable 6-0 victory, away to Old Hall Eagles.
Under 16s – In the First Round of the Jim Rickuss League Cup extra time was required when premier division Wednesbury Sports Union entertained Coven United. A well contested tie was level after normal tie after Hague-Jones for Coven had matched a strike for the Union and it was Haynes’ extra time goal that saw Coven through to the second round draw, 2-1. Short Heath Rangers are also in Round Two, following a 5-2 away victory at Hawkins Sports, though undoubtedly, biggest winners of the day were Rosehill Raiders, who disposed of the challenge from Punjab United with a convincing 16-1 victory! Premier League action saw a much changed Perton and Codsall Wolves side entertain their stable mates Perton and Codsall East. From the 1st to the final whistle the game proved to be a tight affair with neither side able to impose themselves on the fixture for long periods. The Wolves had the better of the first half but fell behind against the run of play in the 23rd minute. A left wing corner was headed off the line by Ashley Sage but the clearance didn’t go far and Nick Price headed home. The lead didn’t last long though, Ramesh Ram equalising with an unstoppable shot into the bottom right corner of the net, after a quick move down the left created the opening for a shot from just inside the area. The East had more of the 2nd period but other than a few long range free kicks there were no clear cut openings other than a late effort that was comfortably saved by Nathan Reeves. Both sides take home a deserved point.
The other Premier Division fixtures saw convincing victories for both New Park Village and Tipton Youth. New Park were at home to Wombourne Warriors, and four goals apiece from Hill and Watkins, plus a single strike from McAlla secured the Villagers a 9-2 victory. Tipton Youth travelled to Wolverhampton Colts, and returned home with the points after a 6-2 success. The Tipton goals came from Whitehouse, Stevens, Clarke and Woodcock, while Grew scored twice. Brewster and White netted for the Colts.
In Division One, it was honours even in the game between Sandwell United and newcomers Greets Green Albion, both sides taking a point in a 1-1 draw, Cross scoring for Sandwell, while an own goal saw the points shared. Black Country Ravens took the points home from their visit to Penn Rovers, two goals for Wren and singles from Green, Griffiths and French earning a 5-1 victory, Felton scoring for Penn.
Under 17s – .One U17s Cup tie last Sunday, and that saw PRD United travel to Wednesbury Raiders, and confirm their place in the next round draw, with a 3-1 victory, goals coming from Bates, Elliot and Silverstor.
In the League fixtures, new side Silverdale FC enjoyed their first Bilston League game, just edging a 3-2 victory over Springvale Steelers, the goals coming from Sargeant, Dale and Longford, while Beddow and Asyman replied for Springvale. Another two new teams met when Old Wulfrunians entertained Sporting Harriers, with Old Wulf’s running out 6-0 winners, with goals from Dale, Langford, and two each for Kerry and Samuels. The final game saw Willenhall United meet New Park Village, with Willenhall taking the points, courtesy of a 4-1 victory, with goals from Gardner, Hemmings, Holgate and Deans.
Under 18s – .The U18s kicked of with a couple of League Cup ties, and the tie that caught the eye was Danesmore Diamonds v Shire Oak Saints, the tie ended 1-1 after extra time, Cox netting for Danesmore, Parker for Shire Oak. The game went into the penalty shoot out, with Shire Oak eventually edging into Round Two, following a 5-4 shoot out victory. The other tie brought together Wolverhampton United and Bustleholme Rangers, with Bustleholme returning home with the victory, 4-2. Kirk-patrick netted twice for Wolverhampton, but goals from Lacey, Jones, Samuel and France secured the victory for Rangers.
Under 21s – . The U21s was another age group dominated by Cup fixtures, with the first round of the League Cup played out. Four goals from Crook and a single strike from Harding ensured Black Country FC were in the next round, securing a 5-1victory at Springvale Cougars, Henson netting the Springvale consolation. Charles United cruised into the next round draw, hitting thirteen against Bilbrook Juniors to win 13-1. Scorers for United were Caddy (5), Bull (3), Hopley (2), and singles from Shaike, Boulton and Reynolds. Dass scored for Bilbrook.
Coseley Colts overcame a tricky tie with FC Premier, securing safe passage via a 4-0 win with goals from Kelly, Hill, Poole and Carr. Pelsall Villa made the trip to NC Sports worth their while, securing a 5-1 victory, with two goals from Matthews, with others from Osbourne Taylor and Harvey. Millard scored the NC goal. Mahall earned an impressive 3-1 victory over Springvale Jaguars, with goals from Lall, Thompson and Malik.
The final tie saw AFC Tipton travel to Stone Cross Ssaints, where a well contested game ended with Tipton shading it, going into Round Two via a 2-1 victory, through goals from Barry and Ahmed, while Iddles scored the Stone Cross goal.