Leaders suffer shock loss

By Liam Moakes 05/03 Updated: 05/03 17:25

BIRDSEYE Sports Evesham Sunday League Division Four leaders Broadway United Reserves fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at Stour Excelsior Reserves as the Shipston-based team bagged maximum points through goals from Billing and Shurmer and the visitors netted through Bostock.

Broadway have been replaced at the top by Pershore Athletic who thrashed visitors Trumpet 12-1 as Worthington (4), May (3) and Ridings (2) got amongst the goals.

With games in hand on the leaders, Ambassador are clear favourites for the title though and goals from Williams (2) and Cox defeated visitors Anchor Harriers 3-0.

Alcester Town recorded their biggest win of the season with a comfortable 12-1 victory at Oberthur through goals from Greenway (3), Beach (2), Stevens (2), Quirke (3), Dunsby and Chedham.

Elmley Castle convincingly won 10-3 at Cider Mill Reserves as Withers (3), Bate (2) and Cotton (2) got amongst the scorers.

In Division Three, County Cup final opponents Black Bear Reserves and AC Olympia met and the latter hit eight without reply as both Elliott and Clayton netted doubles to seal an away win.

Gardeners Arms won 8-3 at Pebworth with goals from Malin (2), Beasley (2), Dyke (2), Rusher and Golding and Pebworth replied through Sprigg, Carter and Lord.

Leaders Tesco United drew for the third game running as they shared six goals with hosts Badsey Recreation.

Runaway Division Two leaders Defford & Besford United were well beaten 5-1 at promotion-seeking Eckington who scored through Danny Bostock (2), J Bostock, Malone and Mather.

Cheltenham Saints continue to fall away and in their latest clash lost 6-1 at Fladbury Athletic who netted through A Clements (3), Woods (2) and C Clements.

Goals from Glenie (2) and Knight earned Stour Excelsior the points in a 3-1 success at Offenham Rovers, for whom Burrows scored.

Hosts Evesham WMC and Bredon shared six goals as Matt Layton scored twice for the Workies and Hayward, Harris and Cother hit the mark for Bredon.

WMK and visitors Offenham Park Rangers shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Bretforton Old Boys maintained their Division One title hopes with an 11-goal defeat of depleted visitors Golden Cross as both Clarke and Wallace scored four goals.

Leaders Black Bear won 3-1 at Broadway United with goals from Pettitt (2) and Haughton, whilst Ben Horsburgh struck for the hosts.

Honeybourne Gate Inn won 6-2 at Mickleton Rangers as Conor and Dan Sherry scored for Gate Inn and further goals from Attridge, Brookes and Rainey made certain of the spoils.

Darryl Ballard's double put Cider Mill into the last four of the Express-Funding Mick Godwin Cup with a 2-1 win at the expense of visitors Alderton who scored through Baker.

In an outstanding first round match, previously postponed three times, hosts Wickhamford Sports comfortably accounted for George & Dragon 9-1 with Morgan, Griffiths and Sutton all scoring twice.

Holders Red Horse progressed in the Worcester Nursing Cup with a 3-0 win in the fourth round at Powick.

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