Alcester Town 4-0 Bolehall Swifts
Alcester continued their brilliant start to the season by beating Bolehall Swifts at Stratford Road on Saturday afternoon. Christopher Dyson scored a brace for Alcester and Luke Wyatt also got on the scoresheet for the hosts. Substitute Odane Barnes completed the scoring for Alcester to make it 4-0 and give the hosts the three points.
Alcester have won three out of four in the league and are doing well going into the break for the Les James Challenge cup next weekend. The Romans should be heading into the bank holiday period with a lot of confidence having impressed in the league so far.
Bolehall have had a tough start to the season and have played teams in form away from home. It’s a new look team and it might take a bit of time before things start to click. The Swifts have got two home games coming up which will hopefully give the team some confidence for the season ahead.
Central Ajax 3-1 Lane Head
Central Ajax have had an excellent start to life in MFL Division Two and continued their impressive run of form against Lane Head on Saturday with a 3-1 win at Ajax Park in Warwickshire. The win was capped off by the division’s top scorer Shaye Eden scoring a hat-trick for Central Ajax.
Joshua Lewis opened the scoring for the visitors to make it 1-0 in the fourth minute. Shaye Eden managed to score an equaliser in the 28th minute to make it 1-1 going into HT. The prolific striker scored a second half brace for the hosts in the second half to give them a huge three points.
It’s been a really good start for Central Ajax with three wins out of four home matches in the league so far. If they keep this run of form going throughout the autumn, they could become one of the stories in division two this season.
Coventry Alvis 5-2 Inkberrow
Coventry Alvis continued their excellent start to the season with a 5-2 win over Inkberrow at Alvis Sports and Social Club. Jagit Aujla got on the scoresheet for Coventry Alvis and Jack Low scored a brace for the hosts. Joe Wright and substitute Jacob Dodds also scored for Coventry Alvis to continue their excellent home record for the season.
Overall, the club have won three out of their four matches in the league and are in a good position going into the break for the Les James Challenge cup.
George Thomas scored for Inkberrow, and substitute Max Watkins also got on the scoresheet for the visitors late on. This should give them some hope going into the bank holiday period where they have a crucial match away to Gornal in the Les James Challenge cup.
Fairfield Villa 1-1 Hampton
Fairfield Villa drew with an in-form Hampton in front of an impressive crowd of 72 supporters. Alex Knight opened the scoring for Fairfield early in the second half before Hampton found an equaliser from an excellent free kick to make it 1-1.
The match was an intriguing one within the division as both teams can compete near the top of the table and challenge the more fancied teams. Fairfield Villa are growing into the season and will get better with each match played. Hampton are playing well throughout August and should be looking forward to the Les James Challenge cup next Saturday where they finished as runners-up last season.
Knowle 2-2 Birmingham United
Knowle drew 2-2 at the Robins Nest against Birmingham United in front of an excellent crowd of 85 supporters. Both teams are expected to be challenging near the top of the table this season and both have made ambitious signings throughout the summer. Knowle signed Tom Crane who had an excellent season with Cadbury Athletic while Birmingham United signed Jay Higgins Pugsley who was prolific in front of goal for Inkberrow last season.
The visitors took the lead in the 9th minute through an own goal to make it 1-0. Knowle gradually grew into the match and found an equaliser in the 30th minute with Owain Taylor playing a good pass to Jay Rendell who finished well to make it 1-1.
Knowle took the lead in the second half. Substitute Jack Mullen come off the bench and scored in the 65th minute to make it 2-1 to the Robins. Birmingham United found an equaliser late on through Dennis Sesay in the 75th minute to make it 2-2 and give the visitors a good point away from home.
This was one of the eye-catching matches from the division this weekend and it did not disappoint in terms of goals and entertainment.
Littleton 1-4 Earlswood Town
The Earls continued their brilliant run of form at Five Acres on Saturday under new manager Joel Hughes. The visitors have had an unbeaten start to the season so far and this match underlined why, with the team showing a lot of quality going forward.
Joel Hughes opened the scoring for Earlswood in the 15th minute. Zach Taylor scored the second for the Earls in the 40th minute with Archie Spittle having a good game for the visitors on the right wing.
Tom Kinsey finished from close range to make it 3-0 to Earlswood Town on the hour mark before Littleton pulled a goal back in the 83rd minute through Alfie Leeson. Substitute Jensen Gaye finished past the goalkeeper at the near post to give the Earls the three points in the 85th minute and continue the club’s excellent start to the season.
The division is really competitive this season so a mid-table finish would be a huge positive for Littleton at the end of the season with the goal being to avoid relegation.
Redditch Borough 5-1 Coventrians
Redditch Borough continued their positive start to the season and recorded an impressive win over Coventrians on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts played well with players such as James Ward getting on the scoresheet for the blue army. Danny Murphy also scored for Redditch late on and the result will give the hosts a lot of confidence going into the break for the Les James Challenge cup with seven points from three matches.
Coventrians did manage to score in the first half which is a bit of a positive to build on. Hopefully they can get better throughout the season and find someone to lead the line and score goals to give them a chance of finishing mid table.
Round up feature written by Rhys Beardmore for the Midland Football League
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