Smith’s treble proves to be Hangover cure

Worcester News: Smith’s treble proves to be Hangover cure Smith’s treble proves to be Hangover cure

JUST three matches survived the weather in the McDonald’s Worcester and District Football League with waterlogged pitches causing the majority of the postponements.

In the games played, Powick Reserves won 6-1 at Hangover in Division Three.

Sean Smith cracked a hat-trick for Powick with Oliver Roberts, Tom Yardley and Simon Mole also on the scoresheet.

In Division Five, The Bell @ Pensax Reserves enhanced their promotion prospects with a 4-2 home win over Hallow Reserves. Dan Westwood (2), Max Young and Luke O’ Sullivan were on target for The Bell with Adam Marsh and Ryan Mapp replying for Hallow.

Kempsey moved up a couple of places in Division One as goals from Steve Aston and George Cound gave them a 2-0 victory over New Barbourne.

Meanwhile, the league have announced the format for the Saturday Division Cups this season.

The top five clubs at the end of the year, Powick, WCT Raiders, Arrow 2000, University of Worcester and Malvern Town Reserves, will battle it out for the Baylis Cup.

The remaining five, VBL Sports, Foregate, Malvern Hills, Worcester Anchors and Malvern Vale, will contest the Phipps Cup.

Matches will be played on a round-robin basis with the top two in each competition meeting again in the finals with one at Malvern Town and the other at Pershore Town on dates to be arranged.

Several Worcester league clubs look for further success in the various Worcestershire Football Association County Cup competitions in the new year.

In the Saturday Minor Cup quarter-finals, Powick are at home to Stratford Alliance side Badsey United and WCT Raiders entertain Tenbury United.

Raiders have also reached the Sunday Premier Cup semi-finals where their opponents are Kidderminster and District League outfit Grange Athletic.

The Worcester league have two representatives in the Sunday Junior Cup quarter-finals as Kempsey travel to CBH Fasteners and The Bell @ Pensax host Areley Kings.

Five teams have reached the last 16 of the Sunday Minor Cup.

Last season’s beaten finalists Brewers Athletic travel to Ferndale, while Hangover have a home tie against Waggon and Horses.

WCT Youth Raiders entertain Lionfields and Foresters Arms are also at home to Toby Jug Athletic. Drakes Broughton Rangers visit Bromsgrove’s Lickey End Social.

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