It’s been a long time since we had a full house of fixtures, but last night we saw all pitches being used, which was good. Both league games featured the top four, and with all eyes on Allstar Lions, surely the fat lady must be clearing her throat now?
Taking on Brandhall & Quinton FC, in a card-strewn game, they came from being behind at the break to take all three points. It’s not mathematical, but it’s going to take an apocalyptic collapse for the title trophy to go anywhere else this season than on Martyn Shepherd’s mantelpiece. Allstar Lions, the TNS of SICM Sevens.
Brandhall & Quinton FC 3 Paul Hewitson, Dave Wall, Dan Lodge MOTM: Paul Hewitson
Allstar Lions 5 Paul Nash (2), Ben Jones (2), Jason Perry MOTM: Paul Nash
In the other league game, Crestwood continued their tremendous run of form as they saw off fourth-place Kingsbourne. Although they will be disappointed that Lions haven’t slipped and allowed them a look in, runners-up is looking good for them at this stage of the season.
With hat-tricks from Crestwood’s Joe Colley and Kingsbourne’s Jack Lewis, it was the back-up goals that made the difference.
Kingsbourne 4 Jack Lewis (3), Josh Spear MOTM: none entered
Crestwood Town FC 8 Joe Colley (3), Iain Gillett (2), Rhys Harper (2), Callum Archer MOTM: Sunny Singh
In the DBMT both games were in Group A, as Tipton looked to kickstart their campaign following a heavy opening game defeat at the hands of new boys Dudley. Taking on group leaders United FC they broke hearts by scoring two goals in the last minute to nick a late winner.
Arron Worrall found the net four times, so that’s consolation for him. Top marksman of the night though was Tipton’s Dave Law who scored all six of their goals. Well done, Dave! It would have been more but for some world-class saves from United’s Rob Bradley between the sticks.
Tipton Family Church FC 6 Dave Law (6) MOTM: Andy Lewis
United FC 5 Arron Worrall (4), Wayne Hobday MOTM: Rob Bradley
Beating bottom club Church On The Rock, Dudley did their goal difference no harm either as they recorded the biggest victory of the night to head the group on goal difference. Hat-tricks from Matthew Potts, Stephen Bird and Ade Lunn helped them to a convincing win that showed thirteen isn’t always an unlucky number.
Church On The Rock FC 3 Stephen Goreham (2) MOTM: Sean Bastable
Dudley FC 13 Ade Lunn (3), Matthew Potts (3), Stephen Bird (3), Nick Harrold (2), Craig Coburn, Darrell Boden MOTM: none entered
Check out the DBMT page HERE for all results and updated tables