Gary Hazlehurst – Weekly Round Up – 25/8/19

In the Emirates Sponsored FA Cup Preliminary Round games played last weekend. On Friday evening, Coventry Sphinx travelled to Mickleover Sports and it was the Step 3 side that went through, 3-0 the final score thanks to a James Cadman hat-trick.

But the result of the round goes to Romulus who beat Step 4 Market Drayton 6-0 at Castle Vale. Two goals just before half -time sent Roms on their way and Simeon Cobourne helped himself to a couple to finish off the tie. Lichfield City were giant killers beating Premier Division Haughmond 3-0 at The City Ground with goals from Andrew Davis, Dan Thurstance and Dan Sheppard.

Sporting Khalsa face a replay with Step 4 Belper Town after a 1-1 draw in Derbyshire. Josh McKenzie gave Khalsa the lead, but they were indebted to a Sam Arnold penalty save in the final moments. Heather St Johns edged the TV clash with Worcester City, Kieron Clarke with the only goal of the game at St John’s Park.

Long Eaton United and South Normanton Athletic must meet again after a 1-1 draw at Grange Park, Martin Smyth equalising for the Shiners from the spot with 10 minutes remaining. Stourport Swifts and Boldmere St Michaels is another tie going to a replay after a goalless draw at Walshes Meadow.

AFC Wulfrunians were beaten 1-0 by Step 4 Leek Town at the CKW Stadium, Aaron Bott with a first half penalty. Gresley took the lead at home to Step 4 Sutton Coldfield Town but two goals from Reece Leek ensured that the Royals made it through to the next round.

Tividale hosted Step 4 Chasetown but there was no shock as Chasetown won 5-0 with George Cater scoring twice..

Bank Holiday Monday Premier Division Round Up

Sporting Khalsa take over at the summit as they beat Haughmond 7-0 at the Aspray Arena. Dan Westwood scored a seven minute hat-trick and Liam Armstrong also scored twice. South Normanton Athletic are level on points in second place as they inflicted Newark Flowserve’s first defeat of the season with a solitary Martin Smyth goal. The two promoted sides are 3rd and 4th.

Heather St Johns followed up their FA Cup win with a 1-1 draw at Gresley, who pick up their first point. Fraser Doyle equalised in stoppage time for the Saints and they could have taken all three points but missed a penalty. Tividale picked up their 3rd win from five as they beat Lye Town 2-1 at The Beeches.

Two goals from Arron Williams helped Coventry United to a 3-2 win at Highgate United and a place in the top 6. Walsall Wood finished the game with 10 men at the CKW Stadium as they went down 2-0 to AFC Wulfrunians
Boldmere St Michaels are off the mark for the season as they picked up a point in a 1-1 draw with
Romulus. Coventry Sphinx bounced back from their FA Cup disappointment with a 2-0 win over
Racing Club Warwick at Sphinx Drive.

Long Eaton United came from behind to earn a point in a 1-1 draw at Grange Park with Selston. Worcester City and Stourport Swifts fought out a goalless
draw at The Victoria ground.