THE three away teams involved in matches in the Journal Premier Division of the Stratford Alliance couldn't manage a goal between them last weekend.

Bidford BC, though, at least managed to avoid the hammering their away counterparts suffered when they switched their scheduled game to FISSC.

Struggling Bretforton Old Boys were on the wrong end of an 11-0 thrashing at Henley Forest for whom both Phil Hearnden and Chris Vaissiere notched hat-tricks.

Leaders Shipston were another side not to concede as they comfortably disposed of Badsey United 4-0 with goals from Chris Hands (2), Glen Danks and Kevin Burrows.

United's second string also conceded four goals but managed to snatch a point from their Cutler Division Two home clash with Alcester 2000. Rob Smith and Adam Bennett bagged a couple for Badsey and Alcester respectively.

Three more players were also on target twice, this time in Herald Division One. Lee Niblett and Mike Spiers shared Claverdon's haul in a 4-2 defeat of FISSC Reserves, but Tysoe's Ally Eden had to settle for a point after a 2-2 draw at Quinton.

Railway Lions booked their expected place in the final of the Division Two Knockout Cup after a 3-1 defeat of Bidford BC, while goals from David Cook and James Trainor helped Campden Town secure a 2-1 R M Smith Trophy success over Long Compton.


R M Smith Trophy preliminary round: Campden Tn 2, Long Compton 1.

Journal Premier Division: Bidford BC 0, FISSC 0; Shipston Excelsior 4, Badsey Utd 0; Henley Forest 11, Bretforton OB 0.

Herald Division One: Claverdon OB 4, FISSC Res 2; Quinton 2, Tysoe Utd 2.

Cutler Division Two: Badsey Utd Res 4, Alcester 2000 4. Cup semi-final: Railway Lions 3, Bidford BC Res 1.

Evesham Hospital Cup semi-finals: Inkberrow 2, Bretforton Spts 1 (played at Bretforton).

Fixtures for Saturday

Nursing Home Cup first round: Studley v Bidford BC.

Journal Premier Division: Bretforton Spts v Halfords, Shipston Excelsior v Bretforton OB.

Herald Division One: Arrow Valley v Long Compton, Welford v Tysoe Utd. Cup quarter-final: Quinton v Claverdon OB. Semi-final: Badsey Rgrs v Campden Tn.

Cutler Division Two: Alcester 2000 v Spartak Park, Badsey Utd Res v Alcester Lions, Campden Tn Res v Bidford BC Res, Henley Forest Res v Railway Lions.