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Claverdon eye league and cup double

Stratford Editorial 9th Jan, 2020

TITLE contenders Claverdon progressed to the semi-finals of the Stratford Alliance Division One KO Cup after sealing victory at Central Ajax Reserves.

Ollie Senior and Liam Reynolds netted in their 2-1 win, with Emmanuel Atugo replying for Ajax.

Claverdon will face fellow title-chasers GSH United in the last four, while the other tie will pit FC Wickhamford against South Redditch Athletic.

The Wicks recorded a 3-1 win away to Feckenham Reserves, thanks to goals from Louis Brown, William Middleton and Louis Sutton, while South Redditch edged out hosts AFC Stratford Town 3-2. Darrel Feaser, Ben Higgins and Dominic McElroy were the South Redditch scorers, with Samuel Brefo and Thomas Bromley replying.

Henley Forest of Arden leapfrogged GSH to take over as the new leaders of the Aquaid Division One following an impressive 5-1 win. Tom Byrom was the Henley hero with a hat-trick, with Charlie Vale also on target, as Henley moved two points ahead of GSH.

In the Division Two KO Cup, Jamie Haines and William Palmer were the Shipston Excelsior Colts’ scorers in a 2-1 comeback win at Inkberrow Academy. Ethan McKeown had given the hosts the half-time lead.

The Colts will face Redditch Borough in the quarter-finals.

Shottery United recorded the biggest win of the opening weekend of 2020 fixtures, sweeping aside Blockley Sports 9-0 in Tiddington in their Walls & Ceilings Division Two clash, while Redditch Borough also hit nine in a 9-1 win at home to AFC Alcester Town.

Goals from Callum Ribbans (2), Ethan Ruppenthal (2), Grant Dodd, Darryl Foster, Jason Quinn, Liam Clee and Daniel Williams made it seven wins in seven league matches for Redditch, with Harry Dunsby scoring for Alcester.

Leaders Bretforton Old Boys lie 11 points clear of Redditch, but having played six games more. They made it 11 wins from 13 matches after a 5-1 scoreline at Tysoe United, with Michael Drummond netting for Tysoe.

Shipston Excelsior Reserves moved into fourth place thanks to a 6-2 home win against FISSC Reserves. Nick Walker led the scoring with two goals, with further strikes coming from Owen Clarke, Joe Godson, Jake Harris and Jamie Shurmer, while Richard Foreman hit both goals for FISSC.

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