Alcester Town 4-3 Fairfield Villa
Alcester continued their excellent form for September to beat Fairfield Villa at Stratford Road at the weekend. The Romans have now won four consecutive matches in the league and are challenging Knowle near the top of the table.
The hosts were 2-0 down going into the half-time break with goals from Alex Knight and Samson Omotayo giving Fairfield Villa the lead. The hosts responded with two quick fire goals in the second half to make it 2-2 before Lewis Cosgrove scored for the visitors to make it 3-2.
Alcester showed a lot of character to come back and win 4-3 late on to give the Romans the three points. The goals for the hosts came from Ricardo Richards, Jordan Jones, Odane Barnes and Chris Dyson to continue their impressive start to the season.
Bolehall Swifts 2-1 Coventrians
Bolehall recorded a huge win at Rene Road against Coventrians on Saturday afternoon to move up the table and out of the relegation zone. A crowd of 50 supporters turned up for the match and watched the Swifts get a momentum building win.
Coventrians took the lead to make it 1-0 before Bolehall responded with Nick Clark who scored just before half time to make it 1-1. Bolehall took the lead in the second half when Nick Clark hit the post and the rebound fell to James Brown who finished the rebound well to make it 2-1 and give Bolehall the three points.
The main problem for the Swifts was scoring goals coming into this match and this result should give Bolehall supporters some encouragement for a mid-table finish as the team battled back for a crucial win.
Cadbury Athletic 2-2 Central Ajax
Cadbury Athletic played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Central Ajax at the Bournville Recreation Ground at the weekend in front of an impressive crowd of 73 supporters.
Wade Malley opened the scoring for Cadbury Athletic in the 31st minute before Callum Devlin made it 2-0 to the chocolate men on the hour mark who have been good going forward this season. Central Ajax responded in the last half an hour with Jack Keeling scoring from the penalty spot in the 61st minute to make it 2-1 before a late equaliser from Adam Taylor made it 2-2 to give the visitors a point.
The result will be a tough one to take for Cadbury supporters but there were some positives in terms of the performance from the hosts. Central Ajax battled hard against a good team to get their first away point of the season which should be encouraging for their supporters.
Hampton 4-1 Birmingham United
Hampton recorded an impressive home win against Birmingham United at New Mill Lane on Saturday to move up the table. The club are currently unbeaten at home so far this season and played well to get the three points.
James Mudie gave Hampton a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute before Birmingham United equalised through a well worked corner to make it 1-1 in the 17th minute. Ciaran Lawless scored through an excellent chip over the goalkeeper in the 37th minute to make it 2-1 going into half time.
Matt Garbett headed the ball across goal to Hayden Frogatt who scored for Hampton to make it 3-1 in the middle of the second half. The win was sealed with a goal from Joe Denham to give the Solihull club the three points and move up to 6th in the table and two points off AFC Coventry Rangers in 3rd.
Inkberrow 2-0 AFC Coventry Rangers
Inkberrow recorded the shock of the weekend and had an excellent win against AFC Coventry Rangers at Sands Road. Nathan Davies scored in the 24th minute to give the Worcester club a 1-0 lead going into half time. George Thomas scored deep into injury time to seal the win and give Inkberrow the three points to move clear of the relegation zone.
This is undoubtedly the result of the season for Inkberrow so far and key players such as George Thomas stepped up for the hosts to get the win. AFC Coventry Ranger’s away form has been a bit of a problem so far this season where they have lost to both Fairfield Villa and Inkberrow in their two matches.
Lane Head 1-2 Coventry Alvis
Coventry Alvis had an excellent win away at Lane Head on Saturday in front of an impressive crowd of 70 supporters. Lane Head took the lead in the first half through George Shaw before Coventry Alvis were awarded a penalty near half time. Jagit Aujla took the penalty well to make it 1-1 going into half time.
The visitors scored late on in the 72nd minute to get the win and move up to 7th in the table with 16 points. The away form from Coventry Alvis has been good so far with nine points out of five matches in the league.
It was another match where Lane Head were competitive throughout the match but failed to turn their performance into a result. There’s quality in the team and there’s a long way to go so supporters of Lane Head should not be too disheartened with the start as the team have played well in spells.
Round up feature written by Rhys Beardmore for the Midland Football League
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