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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 August 20th 2017

Andrew Baggott

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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