NDSFL WEEKLY REPORT

  

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Observer (Graham Beal Memorial) Shield

Malt Shovel - Man of the Match

Bobby Fothringham

Fife Street FC Reserves

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Vernon Baggott Memorial Cup

Man of the Match,

Bradley Steptoe

Weekly Report - Sunday November 12th 2017

Andrew Baggott

FC Atack are undefeated this season in Division One Sponsored by EJ and that unbeaten run has taken them to second spot in the table, four points behind leaders TNT. This week’s 4-2 win over Chetwynd took their tally to 16 goals in their last 3 games with Steve Merry scoring twice this week, Connor Page and Jack Colley the others. Aaron Lamont and Sam Burcher replied for Chetwynd. Witherley United drop to third after they were beaten 4-2 by Haunchwood, while Drayton Res moved up to sixth after they beat Stockingford White Lion 4-1. Danny Moreton scored the White Lion goal. Bedworth Conservatives collected their first league point of the season when they drew 2-2 with Telegraph Cup quarter finalists Bentley Sports. George Arnold and David Hall scored the Bentley goals.

 

Bedworth Travellers Res stay top of Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two after they beat Griff & Coton Manor 3-1 and closest rivals Bull & Anchor lost at Attleboro Fox. Jake Murdoch, Ashton Curry and Kyle Wisniewski all found the net for Travellers, Parminder Singh replied for Griff and Coton. Ricky Lee and Steve Ramsey both found the net for Bull & Anchor but Attleboro Fox secured the points with a 3-2 win. Steve Roberts and Jack Shilton both scored twice for Phoenix Sports as they went on to beat Grendon Res 8-0. Kieron Olner, James Barlow and Warren Clark were among their other scorers. FC Miners consolidated their mid-table spot thanks to a 3-2 win over Bedworth Liberals Res, while Old Black Bank did the same in sixth after beating Parade 4-3.

 

The top of the table clash in Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three went the way of leaders TNT Res when they beat third placed Collycroft Royal Oak 6-2. Sam Barsby scored four of their goals, Daniel Young and Alan Barnet the singles. Darkside stay four points behind TNT Res in second after they beat Ambleside Res 5-1 thanks to goals from Lee Davis, Sean Mullen, Jake Saville, Mark Rolfe and Scott Bartlett. Mark Aucott scored the Ambleside goal.

 

Frank Parker moved into second spot in Cannon Sports Premier One thanks to a 4-0 win over Weddington Thistle. Luke Wilson scored twice for Bedworth Travellers but they eventually went down 3-2 to CJ Athletic and slip to third. Grendon’s 2-1 win over Atherstone Black Horse took them off the bottom of the table and into eighth spot.

 

Ryan Harkin came off the bench to score twice for TNT as they beat Bedworth Sports 2-0 in the third round of the Telegraph Cup. Ambleside also progressed after they beat Attleboro Potters 2-1. Tom Walker gave Potters the lead straight from the first kick off, registering 15 seconds on the clock. Ben Wollerson brought Ambleside level before half time and scored his second after the break to give Ambleside the win.        


Weekly Report - Sunday November 5th 2017

Sunnyside Inn, who have yet to register a win in the league this season, put that behind them a knocked out higher league opposition in Bull & Anchor to reach the quarter finals of the Nuneaton Telegraph Cup. Kieran Rowe scored the only goal of the game and helped by some excellent saves from keeper Daniel Williams, they held on to take the win. Bentley Sports also produced an upset in their last sixteen game against Premier One side Bedworth Travellers, winning 3-2. Luke Wilson gave Travellers the lead, which they held at half time, but second half goals from Steve Hall and George Arnold gave Bentley a 2-1 lead. Wilson bagged his second for Travellers to bring them level before a free kick from Ben Phillips secured a 3-2 win for Bentley.  Defending Champions Poplar Athletic confirmed their quarter final spot thanks to a 3-1 win over Ridge Lane, while Premier One leaders Drayton beat Bedworth Conservatives 5-1.

 

In the Pete Smith Memorial Cup, holders Weddington Thistle Res went out of the competition beaten 3-2 by the 2016 winners Drayton Res. Ross Krupa and Max Gadsby were on target for Weddington but Drayton secured victory through Alex Rowe, Jordan Ludlow and Brad Steptoe. Last season’s runners up, Bedworth Travellers Res are through. Two goals each from Josh Tate and Connor Kendall gave them a 4-1 win over Ridge Lane Res. Grendon Res also booked a round three spot thanks to their 4-3 win over Ambleside Res.

 

It was a mixed day for the four Nuneaton sides in the BCFA Amateur Cup. Darkside were at home to the brilliantly named Balls to Cancer and won 3-1. Steve Pywell scored two of the Darkside goals, Ryan Houston the other. Keeper Richard Cave saved two penalties. Frank Parker also won their game 3-0 at Hurley Kings. Attleboro Potters meanwhile were beaten 4-2 by Old Oscott, Richard Allen and an own goal made up the Potters score line and Crown (Nuneaton) went down 7-2 to Great Barr Rangers.

 

In the Cannon Sports Premier One, Weddington Thistle moved up to fourth spot after they beat Grendon 4-1. David Middleton scored twice for Weddington, Ashley Mantack and a 25 yard free kick from Charlie Reardon completed the scoring. Atherstone Black Horse also moved u a couple of places. Lloyd Storey scored both of their goals in a 2-1 win over CJ Athletic. Ash Clarke scored the CJ’s goal.

 

James Bryson bagged a hat trick for TNT as they went on to beat second placed Stockingford White Lion 4-2 in their top of the table clash in Division One sponsored by EJ. Stockingford White Lion slip to fourth as a result and are replaced in second spot by Witherley United who beat Bedworth Liberals 5-1. Terry Jones scored a hat trick for Witherley. FC Atack are up to third courtesy of their 5-3 win over Ambleside. Craig Betteridge scored twice for Atack, Jack Colley, Steve Merry and James Tierney adding the singles. Lee Moreton, Kristian Hollowood and Jordan White, on his debut in senior football, replied for Ambleside. Ambleside had another debutant in Jack Carver making a notable contribution. Connor Rowe, Eliot Chamberlain and Dave Shepherd all found the target for Chetwynd Arms as they picked up their first three-pointer of the season thanks to a 3-2 win over Haunchwood.

 

In Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two, third placed Attleboro Fox missed the chance to move into second spot when they were beaten 3-1 by Parade, for their first league win of the season. FC Jollys moved into fourth spot thanks to a 4-0 win over Bedworth Liberals Res. Steve Thomas and Jake Warmington both scored twice for Jollys to keep them ahead of Phoenix Sports on goal difference. Phoenix beat Old Black Bank 2-0 with Jack Shilton scoring a fine individual goal and Tom Waters a poacher’s goal. Chetwynd Arms Res slip a couple of places after they drew 3-3 with Griff & Coton Manor. Reece Swain scored twice for Griff, Charlie Mahon their other, while Sam Belcher scored twice in reply for Chetwynd, James Brindley their other goal. FC Miners enjoyed a 5-3 win over Attleboro Potters Res to move into a mid-table slot.    

 

Jamie Matthews bagged a hat trick for Collycroft Royal Oak as they went on to beat FC Miners Res 6-3 and moved into third spot in Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three. Jamie Hehir, Steve Leeson and Keegan Hobson added the other Collycroft goals. Kevin Tuft and Laurie Broadbent both found the net for Windmill but they eventually went down 3-2 to White Lion. Danny Burton and Charlie Hopkins were also on target for Hartshill Sports Res but they lost out 5-2 to league leaders TNT Res.


Weekly Report - Sunday October 29th 2017

Sunnyside Inn, currently at the bottom of Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three almost pulled off a shock in the Observer Shield. Coming from 4-1 down against FC Jollys from Division One before Jollys secure victory in the penalty shoot out 5-4. Tom Holland and Dan Morris, plus an own goal made up the FC Jollys scoring, but Steven Edden bagged a hat trick for Sunnyside, Dorin Somanescu and Andrei Soroga their other goals. Niall Nolan-Smith kept Sunnyside in the game with two clearances off the line, but it was Jollys who moved into round 2. Joing them are Darkside, top of division three and conquerors of Premier One side and 2016 winners Grendon. Alfie Miller gave Grendon the lead but two goals from Steve Pywell and a single from Lewis Davis secured the win for Darkside. Bedworth Travellers Res, from Division Two also beat higher league opposition in Division One side Attleboro Potters. Two goals from Nate Thomas and singles from Connor Kendall, Garry Twigger and Adam Newall saw Travellers to a 5-0 win. John Moynihan was on target for Crown but they went down 7-1 to FC Atack while Bedworth Travellers first team beat Attleboro Fox 6-1 with Daniel Cassidy and David Warner both scoring twice. Kyle Grantham and James Darlaston scored the others. Simon Short, Ben Siniscalco, Tom Croft, Ian Ashby and Sam Cooke all found the net for Bedworth Sports to earn them a 5-0 win over Collycroft Royal Oak. Frank Parker completed the round 1 winners after they beat FC Miners 4-1.

 

In the John (Knocker) West Memorial Cup, 2016 winners Bentley Sports are into round two thanks to Steve Hall who scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Parade. Ross Proudlock scored twice for Weddington Thistle as they went on to beat Attleboro Potters Res 6-0. Ashley Mantack, Dale Badge, Tom Keating and Charlie Reardon scored the others. Weddington Thistle Res weren’t as fortunate as they were drawn against Premier One side Poplar and lost 5-0. Danny Taylor and Tyson Knight both scored twice for Poplar, Danny Harris their other goal. Stockingford White Lion are into round 2 courtesy of a 6-0 win over Windmill while Jack Price scored twice, Tom Curry the other goals as Hartshill Sports Res ended 90 minutes at 3-3 with Phoenix Sports. Phoenix held their nerve to win the shoot out. Dale Painter, Owen Webb and Scott Pennell all found the back of the net for CJ Athletic as they beat Witherley United 3-0. Haunchwood Sports complete the round 2 draw thanks to a 4-3 win over Bedworth Liberal.

 

Ben Lewis scored the only goal of the game for Drayton, as they extended their lead at the top of Cannon Sports Premier One to eight points, with a 1-0 win over Hartshill Sports.

 

TNT have increased their lead at the top of Division One sponsored by EJ to five points after being inspired by another hat trick form Ryan Harkin, they went on to beat Bedworth Conservatives 7-1. Say Sayer scored two of the other TNT goals, Luke Hand and an own goal made up the rest. Michael Sadler scored the Bedworth Conservatives consolation. Drayton Res moved up a place into eighth after they beat Chetwynd Arms 4-2.

 

Stuart Freeman, Harry Parker and John Ashad all found the net for Chetwynd Arms Res to give them all three points in a 3-2 win over Griff & Coton Manor in Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two. Bull & Anchor moved into second spot thanks to their 6-2 win over Old Black Bank. Steven Ramsey earned the man of the match honours for his hat trick, Lewis Groom, Kieron Ramsey and Liam Holmes scored the other goals. 

 

TNT Res take over top spot in Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three thanks to their 5-2 win over Ridge Lane Res, their first league defeat of the season. Kyle Crawford and Criag Ross both scored twice for TNT, Phil Cole the other. Criag Bliss, Daniel Keegans and Derek Milburn scored for FC Miners Res in their 3-2 win over Ambleside Res. Kristian Hollowood and Callum McOldham scored the Ambleside replies.

 

 

Weekly Report - Sunday October 22nd 2017

Hartshill Sports collected their first league win in Cannon Sports Premier One and three points which moves them off the bottom of the table. Jack Price led the way with a hat trick for Hartshill as they beat Crown 10-3. Mark Stanley, Harry Bartram and Brendon Ford each scored two apiece, James Proctor the single. Atherstone Black Horse and Grendon fought out a goal less draw with the point being Grendon’s first of the season. Frank Parker moved into fourth spot thanks to their 2-1 win over CJ Athletic.

 

The top four teams in Division One sponsored by EJ all won to keep parity at the top. TNT stay on top of the pile after they beat Drayton Res 6-1. Ryan Harkin and Luke Hand both scored twice for TNT, Ben Cox and Kyell Jagodic the singles, to keep them two points ahead of Stockingford White Lion. White Lion beat Bedworth Liberals 5-1 to stay one point clear of Witherley United who themselves beat another Bedworth Team, Bedworth Conservatives 3-0. FC Atack complete the top four where a Dale Woods goal gave them a 1-0 win over Attleboro Potters. Haunchwood were the only team in the division to move up after their 2-0 win over Chetwynd thanks to goals from Jack Randle and Jack Webb was enough to take them into fifth spot. Ben Woolerson scored twice for Ambleside as they went on to beat Bentley Sports 3-0. Kristian Hollowood scored the other Ambleside goal.

 

Goals from Garry Twigger, Oliver Knight, Adam Newall, Ashton Curry and Connor Kendall helped Marl Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two leaders Bedworth Travellers Reserves to a 5-0 win over Attleboro Potters Res and stay four points clear at the top. Attleboro Fox lead the chasing pack as they edged past Bedworth Liberals Res 3-2. Bull & Anchor are up to third but they lost their 100% record after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Griff & Coton Manor. Charlie Ward and Kieran Ramsey were on target for Bull & Anchor, but Andrew Ratcliffe and Hugo Limboo replied for Griff. Phoenix Sports are up to fifth place after they enjoyed a 6-1 win over Old Black Bank. Tom Waters and Steve Roberts both scored hat tricks for Phoenix. Daniel Parker was the hat trick hero for Chetwynd Arms Res as they went on to beat FC Miners 7-3. Two goals from Harry Parker and singles from Luke Farmer and John Ashad secured the win.

 

Darkside have opened up a three point lead at the top off Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three after they beat FC Miners Res 5-0. Steve Pywell grabbed a hat trick for Darkside, Jordan Bates and Lewis Davis the singles. Second placed White Lion slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Ridge Lane Res who join them on 15 points and with goal difference the same White Lion stay ahead on goals scored. TNT Res are up to fourth after they beat Windmill 6-2, Daniel Elliot and Matthew Price scored the Windmill goals. Collycroft Royal Oak drop to fifth after they suffered a 6-3 defeat to Hartshill Sports Res, while two goals from Mark Aucott and singles from Craig Wonfor and Gareth Franklin gave Ambleside Res a 4-1 win over Sunnyside.   

Weekly Report - Sunday September 24th 2017

The first round of the WH Pearson Memorial Bowl produced 33 goals from the five opening round matches with Stockingford White Lion topping the pile. Currently in fourth place in Division One, Brad Matherson’s hat trick helped them to a 7-2 win over Bedworth Conservatives and a place in round two. Daniel Moreton. Jonathan Clarke, Luke Deacon and Callum Drake scored the others.  Ryan Harkin also scored a hat trick for TNT as they went on to beat Drayton Res 5-1. Ben Cox weighed in with the other two. Brad Steptoe scored the Drayton Res consolation. Haunchwood Sports scored five without reply against Ambleside while Bentley Sports overcame Chetwynd Arms 5-2. Josh Owen and Steve Hall gave Bentley a 2-0 lead but Chetwynd drew level by half time. David Hall, Dan Rust and Josh Cooper added further Bentley goals to secure the win. Witherley United completed the high scoring first round games when they beat FC Atack 5-1.

 

In the ID Kitchen Designs Cup, goals from Wes Butterworth, Lloyd Storer and Kieron Brown helped Atherstone Black Horse to a 3-1 win over Hartshill Sports. Jamie Procter scored the Hartshill goal. Poplar Athletic are into round 2 thanks to a 5-3 win over Frank Parker while CJ Athletic defeated Bedworth Travellers 4-2 on penalties after they drew 1-1. David Warner scored the Travellers goal.

 

Dylan Ashfield’s hat trick for Old Black Bank helped them to a 6-0 win over Attleboro Fox in the first round of the Brian Dowsett Memorial Cup. Rob Thompson chipped in with a couple to helped Old Black Bank on their way. Kieron Ramsey scored twice for Bull & Anchor as they beat Phoenix Sports 4-1. Lewis Green and a free kick from Ashley Downing completed the scoring. Grendon Res and Chetwynd Res are both through to round two after winning their games 3-1. Grendon beat Griff & Coton Manor while two goals from Scott Randle and a single from John Arshad saw them past Parade FC. Bedworth Liberals Res keeper James Clift added his name to the score sheet but it couldn’t stop his team losing 4-2 to FC Jollys. Weddington Thistle Res drew 1-1 with Attleboro Potters Res but booked a round two place with a 5-2 win on penalties. Liam Brown scored the Weddington goal direct from a corner.

 

Mason Hallam has hit a purple patch in front of goal for Ambleside Res as he scored all four of his teams goal in a 4-2 win over Sunnyside to make it 7 in his last two games. Courtney Rocha gave Sunnyside the lead but a double from Hallam gave Ambleside the lead. Rocha then added his second to level the scored before Hallam scored twice more to confirm the win. Craig Mundy, Steve Merry and Aiden Meehan all found the net for Crown Nuneaton Res as they beat TNT Res 3-0.

 

In the league games played, Drayton extended their lead at the top of Cannon Sports Premier One to 5 points after they beat Weddington Thistle 7-0.

 

Bedworth Liberals Res played out a local derby with Bedworth Sports in Division One sponsored by EJ and quickly found themselves 3-0 down at half time. However revitalised by the half time orange, two goals from Gavin Milligan and a last minute free kick from Kyle Mullen earned Liberals a point.

 

Connor Kendall’s hat trick for Bedworth Travellers Res helped them to a 7-0 win over FC Miners and a four point cushion at the top of Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two. Sean Cairns, Tom Browett, Ashton Curry and player manager Callum Pitcher scored the singles.

 

The top of the table clash in Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three went the way of Darkside after they beat Collycroft Royal Oak 4-2. Steve Pywell, Lewis Davis, Simon Bartlett and Jack Saville scored the Darkside goals. Liam Robert, Mark Croft and Dave Stewart, who also missed a penalty, all found the net for Windmill as they drew 3-3 with FC Miners Res.



Weekly Report - Sunday September 17th 2017

After 5 weeks of the season, TNT are one of only four teams left with a 100% record intact. Their advantage of Witherley Utd, at the top of Division One sponsored by EJ stays at 3 points after both teams won this week. TNT beat Attleboro Potters 10-1 and it was Potters who took an early lead. Ben Cox then scored twice for TNT to give them an advantage they would not give up. Ryan Harkin added another four goals, missing a penalty in among them, James Bryson bagged a hat trick, Luke Hurst the single. Witherley beat Bedworth Conservatives 4-1, Landon Fairbrother scored the Conservatives goal. FC Atack move up to third after they edged a close game with Bedworth Liberals 3-2. Brad Steptoe scored twice for Drayton Res, Matthew Ludlow added their other goal as they beat Stockingford White Lion 3-1. Danny Moreton scored the White Lion goal. Bentley Sports are another team on the move up the table, they beat Haunchwood 3-0 to move into fifth. Dean Reeves scored both goals for Bedworth Sports as they shared the points in a 2-2 draw with Ambleside.

 

The top three teams in Cannon Sports Premier One all drew in what promises to be a close league this season. The top two, Drayton and Bedworth Travellers met each other and shared the points in a 1-1 draw. Liam Rickson scored the Travellers goal. Third placed Poplar Athletic shared the points with Ridge Lane ending all square at 2-2. Ross Tandy and Liam Potter both scored twice for Frank Parker as they moved up to fourth after beating Atherstone Black Horse 8-3. Wayne Potter, Sam Carter, Jordan Coles and Richard James scored the other Parkers’ goals, Ben Brooks scored all three Black Horse replies. Kieran Mulholland and Jack Barter both found the net for Grendon but they eventually went down 3-2 to CJ Athletic who move up to fifth. Weddington Thistle picked up their first league win of the season as they beat Hartshill Sports 5-2. Brady Middleton scored four of the Weddington goals, Ross Proudlock the other. Jo Hadley scored both goals for Hartshill.

 

Ben Hayward scored twice for Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two leaders Bedworth Travellers Res as they beat Old Black Bank 6-0. Josh Tate, Adam Knowles, Garry Twigger and Sean Cairns scored the others. Liam Holmes and Kieran Broom both found the net for Bull & Anchor as they beat FC Miners 2-0, while Attleboro Fox grabber the early bragging rights in the ‘Attleboro derby’ as they beta FC Jolly’s 7-1. Phoenix Sports drop to third after they lost 3-1 to Bedworth Liberals Res while Weddington Thistle Res picked up their first league win of the season, by the same score, against Griff & Coton Manor. Bailey Lovell, Liam Bailey and Jack Thompson scored the Weddington goals.

 

Collycroft Royal Oak are in second spot of the Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three thanks to their 6-3 win over Sunnyside Inn. Steve Merry scored four times for Crown (Nuneaton) Res as they beat FC Miners Res 9-0 to go top. Martin Coleman bagged a couple of the other Crown goals, John Moynihan, skipper Craig Mundy and Mark Mulholland the others. Steve Pywell’s hat trick helped Darkside to an 8-0 win over Windmill to move into third spot. Lee Davis and Jack Saville both scored twice, Lewis Davis completed the Darkside scoring. TNT Res came from 2-0 down against Ambleside Res to eventually share the points in a 2-2 draw. Kyle Crawford and Phil Colle scored the TNT goals.

 

White Lion moved into the next round of the Vernon Baggott Memorial Cup thanks to their 4-2 win over Ridge Lane Res.

 

Weekly Report - Sunday September 10th 2017

Phoenix Sports are on the rise in Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two after they found their goal scoring touch in their game with Attleboro Potters Res. Steve Roberts grabbed five goals as they went on to win 13-2 to and move into second place in the table. Anthony Newall also bagged a hat trick in among the others scorers, James Bellow a brace. Bedworth Travellers Res occupy top spot thanks to their 5-2 win over Bedworth Liberals Res helped by a hat trick from Connor Kendall and singles from Garry Twigger and Adam Newall. Bull & Anchor’s 4-0 win over Chetwynd Arms Res takes them into third spot. Gary Devine produced a man of the match performance for Bull & Anchor by scoring all four of his team’s goals. FC Miners are also on the move, their 5-3 win over Parade FC taking them into fourth spot. Lee Miller’s goal from the half way line for Old Black Bank helped them to a 5-3 win over Attleboro Fox and into a mid-table position. Griff & Coton Manor moved off the bottom after they shared the points and the goals with Grendon Res in a 4-4 draw.

 

Drayton are back on top of Cannon Sports Premier One, a brace from Sam Belcher and singles from Steve Bennett and Aiden Moore giving them a 4-0 win over CJ Athletic. Bedworth Travellers moved up to second after Daniel Cassidy scored both of their goals in a 2-0 win over Weddington Thistle. Crown are up to fourth after they drew 2-2 with Atherstone Black Horse. Remi Williams and Lee Moore scored the Crown goals. Frank Parker picked up their first win back in Premier One thanks to a 6-0 win over Grendon.

 

TNT are three from three at the top of Division One sponsored by EJ. Scott Marsh gave TNT the lead against Haunchwood but Joe Salisbury equalised before Sam Soar restored TNT’s advantage. Dale Morris equalised again for Haunchwood before sub Ryan Harkin came on to make it 3-0 and George Woodward’s goal secured the 4-2 win. Stockingford White Lion slip to second after they were beaten 4-3 at Witherley United who move into third spot. George Arnold scored twice Steve Hall scored the other goal as Bentley Sports edged to a 3-2 win over Bedworth Liberals. Attleboro Potters were also 3-2 winners where goals from Stevens Alexander, Tom Walker and Josh Walton earned them all three points against Drayton Res. Ambleside picked up their first league win after they beat Chetwynd 4-1.

 

Ridge Lane Res maintained their 100% start to the league season by beating Sunnyside Inn 3-1. Darkside are the only other side who have not dropped a league point so far as they secured a 5-1 win over Ambleside Res thanks to goals from Lee Davis 2, Jack Sadler, Martin Pratt and Steve Pywell. Phil Cole and Brett Clark both scored twice for TNT Res as they went on to beat FC Miners Res 6-1. John Parks and Aaron Bennet scored the singles. Neil Tranter scored the Miners goal. White Lion moved into a mid-table spot after they beat Windmill 2-1.


Weekly Report - Sunday September 3rd 2017

The Nuneaton Cottage Hospital Cup was won, for the first time since 1913, by a Coventry side when Ambush FC, current holders of the Stockingford AA Cup and from the Coventry & District League, beat Galacticos FC from the Tamworth & District Sunday League 5-0. Matty Owens collected the man of the match award after his hat trick, two of them coming within the first five minutes of the second half, helped his team to the win. Owens headed Ambush into the lead which they held to half time. His second and third followed quickly after the break. Galacticos had chances of their own but Ambush increased their lead when Chris Cox converted a Luke Downs cross but goal of the game came from sub Charlie Cook who collected the ball in his own half and 50 yards plus later buried a left foot shot into the corner of the net.

 

In the opening rounds of the Nuneaton Telegraph Cup, Division Two side Attleboro Fox caused an upset when they beat Premier One side Frank Parker 2-1. Dave Gazeley and Paul Simpson scored the Fox goals to earn them a place in the next round. Joining them will be Attleboro Potters, Bedworth Liberal, Bentley Sports and Bull & Anchor FC who also won their games. Stevens Alexander scored twice, Lee Wallace and Neil Hobson added singles to help Attleboro Potters to a 4-1 win over Witherley United. Cameron Fox and Luke Smelter both found the net for Bedworth Liberals as they beat FC Jollys 2-1. Jollys had earlier taken the lead within seconds of the start of the game. Bentley Sports were in control of their tie with FC Miners holding a 4-0 lead before winning 5-2 thanks to goals from Ben Phillips, Scott Harris, George Arnold, Dan Rust and an own goal. Bull & Anchor meanwhile need a last minute winner from Lewis Broome to seal a 5-4 win over Phoenix Sports. Kieron Ramsey had earlier scored twice for Bull & Anchor, Steven Ramsey and Mitchel Lewis the others.

 

Poplar Athletic and Drayton occupy the top two spots in Cannon Sports Premier One, as they did at the end of last season although Drayton secured the title. Poplar, thanks to goals from Danny Taylor 2, Danny Harris, Sam Reader and Matty Wood beat Hartshill Sports 5-1 to top the table on goal difference. Harry Bartram scored the Hartshill goal. Lee Smith’s second half goal for Drayton was enough to give them all three points from a 109 win over Ridge Lane while CJ Athletic moved up four places to occupy a mid-table slot after a very late goal from Ash Clarke gave them a 1-0 win over Crown (Nuneaton). Last week’s leaders Bedworth Travellers had to settle for a share of the points after they drew 1-1 with Weddington Thistle. Kyle Grantham scoring the Travellers goal.

 

In Division One sponsored by EJ, Stockingford White Lion stay on top of the pile after they beat Ambleside 3-0. Danny Moreton, Richard Walsh and Richard Statham all found the net for the league leaders. TNT moved into second after they beat Bedworth Conservatives 9-0. Ryan Harkin marked his return to the team by scoring a hat trick as did Ben Cox. James Bryson scored twice, Darren Oddy the single. Mark Nissen was on target for Haunchwood but they drop to third after drawing 1-1 with Bedworth Sports. FC Atack also drew and also drop a place but they had to come from behind to eventually share the points with Drayton Res. Dave Widdows gave Drayton Res the lead but Connor Page found the equaliser for FC Atack.

 

A 1-0 win for Chetwynd Arms Res at Old Black Bank was enough to take them to the top of Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two on goal difference from Attleboro Potters Res. Potters Res were enjoying a 5-4 win over Weddington Thistle Res thanks to goals from Dale Bennett, Dan Jones, Martin Morris, Paul Elkerton and Dean Cook. Bedworth Travellers Res moved into third spot after they beat Griff & Coton Manor 4-2. Tom Browett bagged a hat trick for Travellers, Jake Murdoch scored the other. Karl Lucid marked his return to Bedworth Liberals by scoring a goal that earned his team a share of the points in a 1-1 draw with Parade FC.

 

Collycroft Royal Oak stay top of Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Hartshill Sports Res. Jack Lyon and Willis King scored the Hartshill goals. Crown (Nuneaton) Res stay second courtesy of their 5-0 win over Sunnyside. Steve Merry and Mark Mulholland both scored twice for Crown, Matty Leek scored their other goal to stay ahead of Ridge Lane Res on goal difference. Ridge Lane won their second league game after they beat Windmill 3-2. Aaron Ridelski and Peter Skerrick scored the Windmill goals. TNT Res slipped to a 3-0 defeat to White Lion while FC Miners Res bounced back from last week’s heavy defeat to beat Ambleside Res 4-2. Craig Davison scored twice for Miners, Pavel Zelinski and Rob Hannon added the others.

 

Weekly Report - Sunday August 27th 2017

Bedworth Sports went through last season with a 100% record in their league season and have started as they mean to go on in Division One, sponsored by EJ, by winning their opening league fixture 8-3 against Chetwynd Arms. Ben Siniscalco grabbed a hat trick for Sports, with Liam Nash, Glen Stringer, Ian Ashby, Joe Harper and Mark Lambert scoring the others. Stockingford White Lion are top of the table on goal difference after they drew 2-2 with Haunchwood, who move into second spot. Richard Statham and Danny Moreton both found the net for White Lion. David Hall found the net for Bentley Sports but they eventually went down 3-1 to Witherley United who registered their first league win of the season.

 

The two games played in Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two both ended in 4-3 victories for the away side. Phoenix Sports beat Attleboro Fox, while FC Miners overcame Griff & Coton Manor.

 

Two games were also played in Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three with 18 goals scored between them. Collycroft Royal Oak beat Windmill FC 8-0 and together with their 3-2 opening day win last week, they now sit on top of the table. Crown (Nuneaton) Res occupy second spot courtesy of their 10-0 win over FC Miners Res. Steve Merry, Rob Tromans and Aiden Meehan all scored two apiece, Darren Burrage, Mark Mulholland, Dave Robinson and Matt Leake the singles.


Weekly Report - Sunday August 20th 2017

The new season kicked off barely five minutes, it seems, from the last one finishing but FC Atack hit the ground running as they opened their Division One, sponsored by EJ, campaign with an 8-2 win over Bedworth Conservatives. Jack Colley led the way with three of the Atack goals, Kieran Jephcote added two more. Connor Page, Dale Woods and sub Dale Woods added the singles. Dan Talbot-Foster and Michael Sadler scored the Conservatives replies. Stockingford White Lion, promoted last season from Division Two, also found their scoring touch as they beat Attleboro Potters 6-2. White Lion skipper Danny Moreton led from the front scoring a hat trick, Adam Harris, Jamie Parrott and Craig Ashby scored the others. Richard Aaron and Rob Hall replied for Potters. TNT, who came up as champions from Division Two last season, also won their opening games beating Chetwynd Arms 3-1. James Bryson scored twice, and Dayle Oddy from the penalty spot sealed the three points. Bedworth Liberals are seeking to bounce back into Premier One after last season’s relegation and they too collected maximum points from a 3-2 win over Ambleside, their winner coming late in the game. Haunchwood also won their opening game 3-2 beating Witherley United. Ben Bird gave Drayton Res the lead in their game against Bentley Sports but Bentley hit back through Dan Rust to earn a point in a 1-1 draw.

 

In Premier One, Defending Champions Drayton began their defence with a 4-3 win over newly promoted Atherstone Barcode. Steve Belcher bagged a hat trick for Drayton, Sam Ploughman scored their other goal with the Barcode replies coming from Christian Mullins, Jamie Abbott and Ian Stringer. Bedworth Travellers sit at the top of the table though after they beat Hartshill Sports 4-0. Kyle Grantham, Connor Baker and Daniel Cassidy gave Travellers a 3-0 lead with an own goal contributing to the fourth.  Ridge Lane overcame CJ Athletic 2-0 to occupy second spot while last season’s runners up Poplar Athletic also won, beating Grendon 3-2. Lloyd Everitt and an own goal made up the Grendon replies. The other two promoted teams from last season met each other on the opening day and it was a welcome return to Premier One for a famous name from the past, Frank Parker. Sadly things didn’t go their own was and they went down 2-1 to Crown (Nuneaton). John Foster and Remi Williams both scored in the first half for Crown but despite pulling a goal back after the break, Crown held on for the win.

 

In Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two, three teams scored five goals to occupy the top three places after the first round of games. Bull & Anchor are top after they beat Griff & Coton Manor 5-1. Kieron Ramsey scored the opening Bull & Anchor goal before Ashley Downing and Steven Ramsey made it 3-0. Gary Devine then came off the bench to grab two goals to complete the scoring. FC Jollys, who finished runners up in Division Three last season, sit in second spot after they also won 5-1 when beating Phoenix Sports. James Brindley scored twice for Chetwynd Arms Res as they went on to beat Parade 5-3. Kyle Jakeman, Scott Randle and Sam Belcher completed the Chetwynd scoring. Attleboro Fox kicked off their season with a 2-1 win over FC Miners while Attleboro Potters Res also won 2-1 beating Old Black Bank thanks to goals from Daniel Jones and Martin Morris. Dylan Ashfield scored the Old Black Bank goal. Ollie Shorrock and James Crane both found the net for Grendon Res but their efforts were cancelled out by a brace from Olly Knight for Bedworth Travellers Res to see both sides sharing the points.

 

Darkside FC and seeing the Brightside of their opening game in Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three as they beat FC Miners Res 6-1 to top the early table. Lee Davis scored twice for Darkside, Jason Ward, Mark Rolfe, Simon Butterworth and Steve Pywell scored the others. TNT Res, a new team this season, came from 2-0 down against Crown (Nuneaton) Res to eventually win 4-2. Chris Neale scored both of the Crown goals, but he was eclipsed by Nathan Billington of TNT who scored all four of the TNT replies including one from 30 yards. Collycroft Royal Oak opened their account with a 3-2 win over White Lion, while Ridge Lane Res repeated the trick as they beat Sunnyside 3-2. Sam Coleman and Courtney Rocha found the net for Sunnyside helped by a man of the match performance from Tom Latham. Dave Stewart found the net for Windmill as they faced Hartshill Sports Res but Hartshill replied through Liam Elliott to share the points.       


  

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