NDSFL WEEKLY REPORTS

  

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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 Reports 2017-2018

Andrew Baggott

Weekly Report - Sunday February 11th 2018

Division One promotion hopefuls Stockingford White Lion have reached the final of the Nuneaton Telegraph Cup for the first time after they beat Ambleside in the semi-final. Danny Moreton bagged another brace to set them on their way with follow up goals from Jamie Parrott and Jack Moreton. They will have to wait a bit longer to find out who they will play in the final as the weather has played havoc with the other side of the draw.

 

Bedworth Travellers reached their second Cup Final, having reached the final of the Brian Dowsett Cup last week they booked a place in the final of the Peter Smith Memorial Cup this week after beating Grendon Res 5-1. Oliver Knight and Josh Tate both scored twice for Travellers, Adam Newall scored their other goal. They could make it a hat trick next week if they win their Observer Shield semi-final.


In the two games played in Cannon Sports Premier One, Ridge Lane and Atherstone Black Horse shared the points in a 0-0 draw while Crown (Nuneaton) beat CJ Athletic 2-0.

 

FC Atack came unstuck again in EJ Group Division One after they were beaten 5-2 by Bentley Sports. Steve Merry gave Atack the lead but goals from Josh Cooper and two from Mitchell Morris took Bentley in front. Cooper added his second and Dan Rust completed the scoring near the end. Drayton Res stay in fourth after they shared the points with Chetwynd in a 1-1 draw.

 

Anthony Newall scored all three goals for Phoenix Sports as they beat Griff & Coton Manor 3-0 an moved to within two points of leaders Bedworth Travellers Reserves in Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two. Weddington Thistle picked up all three points after they beat Chetwynd Arms Res 4-1. John Cullen scored two of the Weddington goals, Simon Novacovic and Liam Brown added the others.

 

In Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three, White Lion and FC Miners Res both moved up a place after both won their games. Glen Letch scored the only goal of the game for FC Miners Res as they beat Ridge Lane Res 1-0 to move into fifth, while White Lion moved into third spot after they beat Sunnyside 10-2. Courtney Rosher and Ashley Read scored the Sunnyside goals.


Weekly Report - Sunday February 4th 2018

Bedworth Travellers are the new leaders of Cannon Sports Premier One after back to back wins over Crown Nuneaton saw them take a top sport away from Drayton, however Drayton have 3 games in hand. Connor Kendall bagged a hat trick for Travellers who went on to win 5-2 with further goals from Daniel Cassidy and Luke Wilson. Weddington Thistle moved up to third thanks to their 5-1 win over Atherstone Black Horse. Brady Middleton picked up a brace for Weddington, Ashley Mantack, Dale Badge and Charlie Reardon scored the others. David Boal scored the Black Horse reply.  CJ Athletic moved into fifth spot thanks to their 3-2 win over Hartshill Sports.  

 

In Division One sponsored by EJ Group, second place FC Atack tasted defeat for the second week running to dent their hopes of lifting the title, when they were beaten 2-1 by Ambleside. Kristian Hollowood gave Ambleside the lead but Kieran Jeffcoate levelled the scored just before half time and it was Jack Carver who restored the Ambleside lead after Brandon Walker’s long throw caused problems in the box. That proved to be the winner but Ambleside keeper, Jordan Vyse, who donned the gloves voluntarily to step in after Ambleside found themselves with no keeper, secured the job for the rest of the season with some excellent saves. Witherley United picked up three valuable points thanks to a 3-2 win over Chetwynd Arms, while Haunchwood Sports and Bedworth Conservatives shared the points in a 1-1 draw.

 

Chris Bedder scored a hat trick on his debut for Bull & Anchor as they edged passed FC Miners 4-3 to move into third place in Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two. Liam Owens scored the other Bull & Anchor goal. Bedworth Liberals Res leap frog over FC Miners in the table after they beat Chetwynd Arms Res 5-3. The scored were level at 3-3 with 10 minutes left but Liberals took their chances to win the game. Scott Harding scored twice for Liberals, Chris Harding, Dave Rollason and Scott Storer added the singles.

 

Both semi-finals in the WH Pearson Memorial Bowl were decide on penalties and will see Division one leaders TNT face third placed Stockingford White Lion in the final. TNT beat Bentley Sports on pens after they both finished level at 2-2. Steve Hall and Josh Cooper scored the Bentley goals. Stockingford White Lion shared six goals with Bedworth Sports before they triumphed in the shoot-out. Ashley Gilder scored twice for White Lion, Danny Moreton the other.

 

Last season’s winners of the ID Kitchen Designs Cup, Drayton, were beaten 4-0 in this season’s semi-finals by Ridge Lane and they will meet either Poplar or Grendon in the final.

 

Weddington Thistle Res beat last season’s runners up FC Jollys on penalties to reach the final of the Brian Dowsett Memorial Cup after they finished level at 1-1. John Cullen scored the Weddington goal, Richard Brooks replied for FC Jollys. Bedworth Travellers Res await Weddington in the final and they set themselves up for a league and cup double thanks to their 4-0 win over Old Black Bank. Ben Haywood scored twice for Travellers, Ashton Curry and Nate Thomas added the singles.

 

The final of the Vernon Baggott Memorial Cup will see Darkside take on White Lion. Dark side beat Ambleside 7-2, Neil Love and Mark Aucott scored the Ambleside goals, while White Lion beat Collycroft Royal Oak 3-1.

 

Another mixed day for Nuneaton sides in the BCFA Cup games. Frank Parker beat Phoenix Sports 3-1 to progress into the later stages of the BCFA Sunday Amateur Cup, while Poplar Athletic suffered at the hands of AFC Jacks in the Roger Wood Sunday Cup losing 11-2. Carl Welland and Harry Donovan scored the Poplar goals.


Weekly Report - Sunday January 28th 2018

Winter weather only relented slightly this week to allow 10 games to be played three of which were in Division One sponsored by EJ and included fourth against second. Drayton Res, fourth in the table, came out on top in that encounter, beating second placed FC Atack 3-1. Jordan Ludlow, Lewis Stewart and Bradley Steptoe all hit the net for Drayton Res while Connor Page replied for FC Atack. Bedworth Sports moved up to fifth after they beat Bedworth Conservatives 5-1. Alex Gilby scored the Conservatives goal. Attleboro Potters move into sixth spot thanks to a 5-2 win over Witherley. Potters raced into a 5-0 lead thanks to goals from Stevens Alexander, Tom Walker and a Richard Horsfall hat trick. They also hit the bar and the post, but Witherley never gave up and scored twice in the second half to reduce the arrears.

 

Bedworth Travellers closed the gap on Cannon Sports Premier One leaders Drayton to two points thanks to a 7-0 win over Crown (Nuneaton). John Evans, Blaine Shepherd, Kyle Grantham, Riley Grantham, Liam Rickson, Luke Wilson and Daniel Cassidy scored the Travellers goals.

 

Bedworth Travellers Res missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two after they were held to a goal less draw by Chetwynd Arms Res. Second placed Phoenix Sports took advantage and closed the gap to two points thanks to a 4-1 win over Weddington Thistle Res.  Anthony Newall, James Barlow, Sean Wilson whose scored with a fantastic strike from an acute angle and an own goal helped Phoenix to the win. Lewis Edwards scored the Weddington Res reply. Liam Dyer came off the subs bench for Old Black Bank and broke the stalemate in their match with Bull & Anchor to score the only goal of the game late in the game. Down to 10 men for most of the match Old Black Bank managed to grind out a 1-0 win thanks to Dyer’s goal.

 

In Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three, FC Miners Res and Collycroft Royal Oak shared the spoils as they drew 2-2.

 

Mixed fortunes for Nuneaton sides in the BCFA Cup competitions held this week. CJ Atheltic went out of the Roger Wood Sunday Cup beaten 7-1 by Highgate Dynamos while Frank Parkers had better luck in the BCFA Amateur Cup beating Albion Tividale 6-1.


Weekly Report - Sunday January 21st 2018

Snow and Frost were the only winners as the weather saw the complete programme postponed.

Weekly Report - Sunday January 14th 2018

Phoenix Sports moved into second place in Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two and now lead the chasing pack, four points behind leaders Bedworth Travellers Res. Anthon Newall, James Barlow and superb individual effort from Steve Roberts, earned Phoenix all three points in a 3-0 win over fourth placed Bull & Anchor. League leaders Bedworth Travellers Res overcame Weddington Thistle res 2-1 with Connor Kendall and Ashton Curry both on target. FC Jollys slip back to third after they suffered their first league defeat at the hands of Chetwynd Arms Res. Dan Parker bagged a hat trick for Chetwynd as they went on to win 5-4. James Brindley and Joe Smith-Walker scored their other goals. Attleboro Fox consolidated their fifth spot thanks to their 5-0 win over Parade FC, while Ryan Lee scored twice and with singles from Derek Milburn and Craig Bliss, they went on to beat Bedworth Liberals Res 4-0. Griff & Coton Manor move up a place after they beat Grendon Res 2-0.

 

It was a good day for both Bedworth Travellers teams as their first team also won to move into second spot in Cannon Sports Premier One. Connor Bakker bagged a brace, Luke Wilson and Kyle Grantham the singles as they beat Grendon 4-1. Fourth played fifth this week and honours were shared with fourth placed Weddington Thistle drawing 2-2 with Atherstone Black Horse. Antonio Williams scored both Weddington goals, both from 25 yard free kicks, while Wes Butterworth and Lloyd Storey scored the Black Horse replies. CJ Athletic moved up a place thanks to a 1-0 win over Hartshill Sports, while Ridge Lane beat Crown Nuneaton 4-0 but stay in eighth.

 

FC Atack missed the chance to close the gap on Division One sponsored by EJ Group leaders TNT when they went down 3-1 to Bentley Sports. Drayton Res closed in on the top three thanks to a 4-3 win over Bedworth Conservatives. Michael Hutchinson, Freddy Wakelin and Jordan Baker scored the Conservatives goals. Two goals each from Ben Siniscalco and Ian Ashby and singles from Jamie Harvey and Liam Nash saw Bedworth Sports beat Haunchwood Sports 6-1 and move into sixth spot. Lee Wallace was another player to score twice, this time for Attleboro Potters, as, along with a dingle from Richard Horsfall they beat Bedworth Liberals 3-1.

 

TNT Res came from 2-1 down against Sunnyside to score twice in the last ten minutes to win the match 3-2 and stay out on top of Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three. Daniel Riley gave TNT Res the lead but Joe Calcott and Ashley Read’s 35 yard strike gave Sunnyside the advantage into those last few minutes, but Alex Taylor and Riley again secured the win for TNT. Darkside are back into second after they beat Windmill 15-0. Martin Pratt scored five of those goals, Steve Pywell four more. Lewis Davis grabbed a couple and singles came from Jason Ward, James Ginelli, Lee Davis and Jordan Baise. White Lion stay in fourth after they beat Ambleside Res 3-1. After a goal less first half Ross Thacker scored twice for White Lion to give them the advantage, pegged back by a goal from Mark Aucott for Ambleside, before John Vickers scored from distance to complete the White Lion scoring.

 

In the John ‘Knocker’ West Memorial Cup, Stockingford White Lion knocked out Ambleside 4-3 on penalties after both teams finished level at 2-2. Danny Moreton and Jonny Clark scored the White Lion goals, Ben Wollerson scored both Ambleside replies.


Weekly Report - Sunday January 7th 2018

Only a handful of games managed to beat the weather this week and Bedworth Travellers took full advantage to move back into third place in Cannon Sports Premier One. Two goals from Connor Kendall and singles from Luke Wilson, Oliver Knight, Blane Shepherd and Kyle Grantham gave Travellers a 6-4 win over Hartshill Sports.

 

The only game played in EJ Group Division One involves two teams in the bottom half of the table. Attleboro Potters, in ninth, took on Bedworth Liberals, in twelfth. Lee Wallace opened the Potters account with a goal from distance and that lead was doubled by Neil Hobson from slightly closer at 6 yards, giving Potters a 2-0 half time lead. Richard Horsfall added a third just after the break to leave Potters with a 3-0 win.

 

In Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two, Bull & Anchor consolidated their fourth place with a 3-2 win over Bedworth Liberal Res. In a close game Kieran Ramsey scored twice for Bull & Anchor, Rick Anderson scored their other goal to take the points. Morgan Lewis scored both Liberals Replies. Lewis Edwards, Liam Brown and Adam Wawrzyniak all found the net for Weddington Thistle Res as they beat Griff & Coton Manor, 3-1. Lee Smith scored the Griff goal.

 

In Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three, fourth placed White Lion collected all three points from a 4-1 win against Collycroft Royal Oak. Karl Cook unfortunately missed a penalty for Royal Oak. 

 

In the outstanding Telegraph Cup games, Frank Parker won their round two match with Old Black Bank 7-1, while Stockingford White Lion beat Sunnyside 7-2 in their round 4 game. Ashley Read and Jordan Kelly scored the Sunnyside goals.

 

Jason Messenger was on target for Darkside who were involved in the BCFA Sunday Amateur Cup, but Tap House Rangers proved that little bit stronger winning the game 4-1. 

 

Second half goals from Tom Keating, Antonio Williams and Brady Middleton helped Weddington Thistle to a 3-0 win over Bentley Sports in the John ‘Knocker’ West Memorial Cup. Poplar Athletic are also through after beating Phoenix Sports 6-0. 


Weekly Report - Sunday December 17th 2017

Only one game took place as the wet eather played havoc with the fixtures.  Frank Parker FC were to strong fror Darkside FC in the Observer Shield.

Weekly Report - Sunday December 10th 2017

All fixtures postponed due to the weather.

Weekly Report - Sunday December 3rd 2017

FC Atack produced an upset in the second round of the Observer Shield (Graham Neal Memorial Trophy when they beat Premier One side Bedworth Travellers 4-1.Jack Colley opened the scoring for FC Atack, beating 3 players to score. Matthew Pegg doubled the advantage before Travellers pulled a goal back. Steve Merry then restored FC Atack’s two goal lead before Pegg added his second an FC Atack’s fourth to complete the win. Bedworth Travellers Res fared better but they needed penalties to get past FC Jollys. Mike Thomas, Tom Browett and Adam Newall all found the net for Travellers Res but Jake Warmington, Honest Ndlovu and Steve Thomas replied for Jollys before they lost the shoot-out 5-3. Ben Siniscalco scored twice for Bedworth Sports as they went on to beat Drayton Res 6-1. Simon Short, Andy Sinclair, Rich Johnson and Dean Reeves scored their other goals. 

 

Lee Davis bagged a hat trick for Darkside and they progresses further into the BCFA Amateur Sunday Cup. Steve Pywell scored their other goal in a 4-1 win over Withymoor. Frank Parker also moved into the next rounds thanks to a 3-2 win over Concero FC.

 

Stockingford White Lion sprung a surprise in the third round of the Telegraph Cup when they beat Premier One side Hartshill Sports 6-4. Ashley Kimber bagged a hat trick for the Division One promotion chasers, Brad Matheson, Rich Statham and Gary Ashby their other goals.

 

The fourth round tie between Bentley Sports and Ambleside went the way of Ambleside after both finished level at 1-1. Ambleside clinched the tie 4-3 on penalties. Lewis Clarke scored the Ambleside goal, Matthew Hall replied for Bentley.

 

Division One side Haunchwood moved into round 3 of the John Knocker West Memorial Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over Premier One side CJ Athletic.

 

In the league games played, Brady Middleton’s hat trick helped Weddington Thistle to a 5-0 win over Ridge Lane to move them into third spot. Ross Proudlock scored the other Weddington goals. Crown Nuneaton and Grendon shared the points in their game as they finished all square at 2-2. John Moynihan and Darren Hutchinson scored the Crown goals.  

 

TNT extended their lead at the top of Division One sponsored by EJ to seven points after goals from Ryan Harkin and Darren Oddy gave them a 2-1 win over Attleboro Potters. Lee Wallace scored the Potters goal. Fourth placed Witherley United shared the points in their game as they drew 4-4 with Bedworth Liberals. Adam Cooksley found the net for Bedworth Conservatives but they went down 3-1 to Chetwynd Arms.


TNT Res increased their lead at the top of Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three to seven points after they beat Collycroft Royal Oak 4-0. Craig Ross scored two of the TNT goals, Dan Riley and Kyle Crawford, from the penalty spot, secured the win. Ridge Lane Res consolidated their third place spot thanks to a 5-1 win over Windmill.  Matthew Scraga’s hat trick for FC Miners Res helped them to a 4-1 win over Sunnyside Inn. Michael Haslove completed the FC Miners scoring, Jake Watson scored the Sunnyside consolation.


Weekly Report - Sunday November 26th 2017

There were a mixed bag of results from Nuneaton sides in the BCFA Roger Wood Sunday Cup. Poplar booked a place in the next round after they beat Jinglers 5-2. Harry Donovan and Mitchell Thompson both scored twice, Danny Taylor the other.  CJ Athletic demolished Courthouse 11-0 but Ridge Lane went down 9-0 to Austin Ex-Apprentices.

 

Drayton have extended their lead at the top of Cannon Sports Premier One to seven points after they beat second placed Frank Parkers 3-1. Bedworth Travellers missed the chance to make third spot their own when they were beaten 3-2 by Atherstone Black Horse who move into fourth spot. Ben Cole and Luke Wilson scored the Travellers goals.  Hartshill Sports and Grendon shared the points in a 2-2 draw, Konnor Frankum and Matthew Stanley scored the Hartshill goals, Richardson scored both in reply for Grendon.

 

FC Atack trimmed TNT’s lead at the top of Division One sponsored by EJ to four points after they beat Chetwynd 3-1. Ambleside consolidated their mid-table position with a 3-0 win over Bedworth Conservatives. Lewis Clark, Brandon Walker and Jake Wheldon were on target for Ambleside.

 

The top three in Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two were not in action this week but Phoenix Sports beat Bedworth Liberals Res 7-1 to move up into fourth. Griff & Coton moved out of the bottom two thanks to their first win of the season, a 3-2 victory against Parade.

 

Mason Hallam’s goal for Ambleside Res earned them a share of the points as they drew 1-1 with Ridge Lane Res in Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three. Howie Hyland scored the Ridge Lane Res reply.

 

In the Divisional Trophy match played, TNT took a step closer to achieve the Division one league and cup double as two goals from Ben Cox gave them a 2-0 win over Haunchwood in the Scream Entertainment Cup. Danny Moreton scored twice Ashley Gilder and Jamie Parrott singles as Stockingford White Lion beat Attleboro Potters 4-0. Bentley Sports eventually edged out their opponents Bedworth Liberals on penalties after both sides finished level at 3-3. Josh Cooper gave Bentley the lead but Liberals found the equaliser before Cooper added his second before half time. Liberals hit back after the break to draw level for a second time but Bentley went back on front through Ben Phillips. Liberals equalised for the third time just before the end by Bentley won the penalty shoot-out 4-2. Witherley United also won their penalty shoot-out 4-2 after they finished at 2-2 with Bedworth Sports. Jamie Harvey scored both Sports goals.

 

Weddington Thistle Res enjoyed a 7-2 win over FC Miners as they won their round 2 match on the Brian Dowsett Memorial Cup 7-2. Bull and Anchor slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Old Black Bank while Oliver Knight scored the only goal of the game to give Bedworth Travellers Res a 1-0 win over Grendon Res. Steve Thomas scored twice for FC Jollys as they went on to beat Chetwynd Arms Res 4-2. Honest Ndlovu and an own goal completed the Jollys scoring.

 

Steve Pywell’s hat trick for Darkside helped his team to a 7-0 win over Windmill in the second round of the Brian Dowsett Memorial Cup. Lewis Davis, Jordan Bates, Jake Saville and Sean Muller added the Darkside singles. Collycroft Royal Oak also scored seven as they beat FC Miners Res 7-1. Jamie Matthews led the way hear with four of the Collycroft goals, Adam Hancox, Adam Morgan and Jevon Mallabone supplied the others. White Lion completed the trio of winning teams after they beat Hartshill Sports Res 5-0.    

 

Weekly Report - November 19th 2017

Cannon Sports Premier One leaders Drayton took a step closer to a possible end of season league and cup double when they beat Weddington Thistle 2-1 in the second round of the ID Kitchen Designs Cup. Tom Bray scored from the penalty sport for Weddington but Ryan Millerchip scored a penalty of his own for Drayton before Martin Sadler scored the Drayton winner five minutes from time. Jack Barter bagged a hat trick for Grendon as they beat Crown 6-0. Alan Carlberg scored two of their other goals, Jack Male the single. Ridge Lane also moved into round two after they beat CJ Athletic 3-2.

 

Frank Parker closed the gap on leaders Drayton in Cannon Sports Premier One to four points thanks to a 3-1 win over Hartshill Sports.

 

TNT have opened up a seven point gap at the top of Division one sponsored by EJ Group but they had to come from behind to eventually beat Bedworth Liberals 3-2. Liberals took a 2-0 lead but a brace from sub Ryan Harkin and a single from Luke Hand secured TNT a 3-2 win. Stockingford White Lion moved into third spot thanks to their 6-0 win over Witherley, while Drayton Res are up to fifth after they beat Bentley Sports 7-3. Brad Steptoe scored a hat trick for Drayton, Lewis Stuart two more, Jordan Ludlow and Lee Allison the singles. Steve Hall, Scott Harris and George Arnold replied for Bentley. Glen Stringer was the hat trick hero for Bedworth Sports as they went on to beat Chetwynd Arms 5-1. Dean Reeves and Ian Ashby scored the other Bedworth Sports goals. Tom Walker’s hat trick for Attleboro Potters helped them to a 5-0 win over Bedworth Conservatives. Lee Wallace and Stevens Alexander scored their other goals.

 

Bedworth Travellers maintained their six point lead at the top of Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two after they beat Phoenix Sports 2-0 thanks to goals from Adam Newall and Connor Kendall. Attleboro Fox moved into second spot thanks to their 4-1 win over Griff & Coton Manor while FC Jolly are into third courtesy of a 3-0 win over Bull & Anchor. Scott Hall scored two of the Jolly’s goals, Arnest Ndlovu the other.  John Ashad and James Brindley both scored twice for Chetwynd Arms Res as they beat Grendon Res 6-0. Sam Forsyth and Gary Davies scored their other goals. Rob Harris scored twice for Weddington Thistle Res as they went on to beat FC Miners 5-2. Adam Newinski, Ross Kruppa and Antonio Williams singles. Jack Hubbard and Ryan Chilton scored the Miners goals.

 

TNT Res kept their four point cushion at the top of Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware Division Three intact after they beat FC Miners Res 8-1. Sam Barsby scored four goals for the second week running, Craig Ross scored twice more, Kyle Crawford and James Porter the others. Steve Pywell’s hat trick for Darkside ensured they took maximum points from a 3-2 win over White Lion. Sunnyside came from behind to share the points with Windmill in a 2-2 draw. Courtney Rosher scored both Sunnyside goals. Oliver Fall was on target for Hartshill Sports Res as they drew 1-1 with Ridge Lane Res.


Weekly Report - Sunday November 12th 2017

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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