Badsey Rgrs U-13 0, Pittville Utd 6

REIGNING champions and current league leaders Pittville proved too strong for error-stricken Badsey on Sunday.

The hosts held their own for 15 minutes until the first of three defensive blunders allowed United to seize the initiative and Rangers weren't to recover from the 3-0 deficit.

Rangers battled gamely in the second half and created the better opportunities but their shortage of forward power prevented them hitting back as they failed to convert their chances.

George Marshall was named player of the match.

Droitwich Spa 1, Vale Youth U-13 4

A RESHUFFLED Vale side soon fell behind after a defensive mix-up and it took them until five minutes before the break to draw level when Chris Aston scored.

Droitwich were under the cosh for much of the second period and stout defence kept the scores level until Jack Sheppard made it 2-1.

Substitute Ben Metrovich soon made his mark with Vale's third from distance before Aston completed the win with a 20-yard free kick.

Droitwich Spa Arrows 0,

Drakes Broughton Rgrs U-12 4

ANOTHER excellent team performance earned Rangers the points.

With the defence in mean mood it was left to player of the match Turner, Jackson, Plant and Thornton to strike at the opposite end and secure a comfortable win.

Peopleton Tigers U-9 3, Bredon 1

PEOPLETON booked their place in the cup final after a fiercely fought tussle in which Bredon took the lead.

Chris Dyson's excellent strike made it 1-0 after 13 minutes and it took the Tigers until after the interval to make the tie all-square.

Connor McMinn's superb left-foot strike set Peopleton on the road to recovery and, just when extra time seemed certain, Will Worthington struck twice after good passing moves to seal Peopleton's final place.

Norton Rgrs U-13 12, Littleton 0

RAMPANT Rangers rattled in a round dozen despite making wholesale changes to their side as players played out of position.

The league leaders were never threatened and they 3-0 up after just ten minutes as Luke Underwood, Tristan Buckley and Dale Attwood all found the net.

After Littleton came more into the game, they then found themselves swamped by a five-goal salvo in the space of 12 minutes. Buckley and Underwood both grabbed their second, while James Muddiman, Tom Bailes and regular goalkeeper Alex Gretton joined in the rout.

Matthew Williams ran almost the whole length of the field t make it 9-0 after the break before player of the match Gretton, and Ashley Knight added to the total. It was left to Williams to wrap up an emphatic Norton triumph.

Leading positions: 1 Norton P 19, 52 pts; 2 Newtown 15, 40; 3 Vale Youth 18, 42; 4 Evesham Utd 19, 39.

Bredon Colts U-11 10, Evesham Utd Jnrs 0

A SPARKLING second half show stunned Evesham, who were highly competitive in the first half when the sides were separated by just a couple of Dave Mace efforts.

When John Chambers added a third the floodgates opened and Bredon romped to a facile victory.

James Offord made it 4-0 before player of the match Mace completed his first ever hat-trick as the Juniors were overwhelmed.

Bredon were now scoring at will and Chambers added three more to his tally before Offord became the third home player to notch a treble.

Badsey Rgrs U-11 2, Cheltenham YMCA Lions 1

AN INJURY time winner from Jamie Clarke made it three wins on the trot for Rangers as they moved into second place in the table with three games remaining.

Clarke had earlier given Badsey the lead after just two minutes when he latched on to a through ball and struck a low left-footer past the goalkeeper.

The interval lead was kept intact thanks to an outstanding stop from player of the match Will Tyrell and the goalkeeper was in inspired form as the Lions came out with all guns blazing after the break.

Tyrell was finally beaten ten minutes from time but Clarke popped up to shoot home the winner to continue his side's fine run of form.

Drakes Broughton U-13 2, Worcester Jnrs 2

TWO evenly matched sides produced an excellent game and only the width of the crossbar stopped Drakes claiming a late winner.

Scott Hughes gave them the lead with a 25-yard lob but, despite some excellent work from goalkeeper James Everett, Worcester hit back with two goals before the break to take the lead.

The hosts, though, played some of their best football of the season in the second half and their reward came courtesy of another cool finish from Hughes.

The visitors cleared several efforts off the line as Drakes sensed a winner and the spoils were shared after the bar got in the way of a Hughes free kick.

Elmley Castle U-11 4, Littleton Jnrs 3

UNDERDOGS Elmley found themselves trailing 2-0 at half time as Charlie Stanley and Ethan Cronin found the net.

However, the hosts drew level thanks to two goals from George Cumberland and then took the lead when Josh Varah netted from halfway.

Littleton's Rob Wilkes tied the match up at 3-3 but Chris Bullock struck the winner in the last minute. Elmley's player of the match was Michael Langridge.