King couldn't reign over Britannia in memorial comp

12:33pm Thursday 13th March 2014

BRITANNIA drew 4-4 with King William in group one of the Ray Turley Memorial Competition.

A good game played in great spirits saw Britannia take the lead on 13 minutes when a good exchanges of passes saw Dan Tipper lay the ball over the top and Alex Hill slot past the keeper. On 30 minutes, King William were awarded a penalty when Danny Bellies ran through the middle and got taken out by the keeper after getting to the ball first. Richie Davey slotted it home.

Two minutes later Britannia restored their lead when Wes Ford took a free kick on left that went straight in without anyone touching it.

?Britannia went 3-1 up on 55 minutes when Jay Barrett got the ball on the right and evaded challenges from four of King William players before passing it to Alex Hill who slotted it home. King William where never out the game and on 72 minute Danny Bellis lobbed the keeper to make it 3 - 2. Alex Hill looked to have sealed the game when making it 4-2 by completed his hat trick on 80 minutes. However, King William fought back with two late goals by Richie Davey to take a share of the spoils.

In group two, Sedgley White Lion drew 0-0 with Dudley Borough United.

Pensnett United beat Lloyds 5-2 away in the semi final of the Dudley Guest Hospital Cup

In Division One, Coseley Tavern beat Hadcroft Rovers 7-3 away from home.

A depleted Hadcroft gave Coseley a shock as they went in at half time 2-0 with goals from David Chambers and Matthew Chamberlain.

However, Coseley came out fighting in the second half and quickly bought the scores levels before Luke Smith put Hadcroft back in front. From this point it was all Coseley as their strength and fitness shone through by scoring four without reply. Coseleys goal scorers were Stuart Hillman with five, and one each for Darryl Smith and Jack Scriven.

Bunch beat Forest Falcons 5-1 at home.

Bunch took control of this match from the start but had to wait until the half hour mark before they scored. Craig Hall headed home to make it 1-0. Marcus Hall then made it 2-0 after latching on to a loose ball in the box.

Marcus Albert then scored his second when he chested the ball down and lobbed it over the Falcons keeper to make it 3-0. He then completed his hat trick on 75 minutes when he rounded the keeper and tapped the ball in. Centre back Josh Taylor made it five when he volleyed the ball in to the top corner of the net following a corner. Forest Falcons scored a consolation goal right on full time from Dan Bullock.

Halesowen Members beat Malt Dudley 2-1 after extra time int he Joe Stanton Memorial Trophy Round 3 Replay.

Phil Vickers scored the only goal of the first half to give Malt a lead at the break.

The game looked almost over with a win for Malt until Nathan Telford scored for Halesowen Members to take the game into extra time

It was then looking as if this match would be decided from the spot until late on in the second half of extra time Lewis Jones popped up to give Halesowen the lead and eventual victory.

Barley Mow Wanderers drew 1-1 with Kewford Eagles Seniors in the John Higham Memorial Trophy.

In a game that Barley Mow dominated from start to finish, it was Kewford who came out with pride having withstood wave after wave of attacks from Barley Mow. Neither team managed to find the net in the first half. A deep free kick midway through the second half saw Kewford take the lead when Steven Hunt headed the ball in to the net. Barley Mow kept on attacking but the resilient Kewford defence held out until five minutes from time when a John Benham cross was headed in to the net by Paul Nash 1 – 1. However, it has since been decided that the match now needs to be replayed as it should have gone to penalties on the day.


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