18th Oct, 2017

Studley Lions roar back to claim penalty shoot-out victory in Bridgwater Cup semi-final

Craig Gibbons 20th Apr, 2017

STUDLEY Lions booked their place in the final of the Bromsgrove League Bridgwater Cup after an enthralling 5-5 draw with Redditch United Sunday before winning in the penalty shoot-out.

United had taken a commanding first-half 4-1 lead through Jamie Sippitts (2), Rob Beadle and Leon Hewitt while Sam Smith netted for Lions.

But whatever was said at half-time by Lions boss Clay Dyson kicked his side into gear as they came from behind to take a 5-4 lead thanks to Nick Briggs (2), Smith and Rupert Antley.

The drama was not over though as Jack O’Donnell smashed home for United to send the game into penalties where Lions prevailed 4-2 from the spot.

There were also goals galore in the quarter-final of the Bromsgrove and Redditch Standard Shield as Meadow Park edged past Red Lion 4-3.

Nicholas O’Connell (2), Sean Chance and Matthew Russell were on target for Park.

Connor Collins bagged a brace as Bartley Green Illey Sunday secured a 5-1 victory over Belbroughton Athletic in the Premier Division.

Carl Martin, Josh Moore and an own-goal completed BGIS’ scoring while Black Horse were given a searching examination by Millfield Rovers but managed to win 3-2.

James Ward netted both of Rovers’ goals.

In the sole Division One clash, Ben Markall netted four times as FC Highgate United thumped FC Hope Pole 6-0.

Oli Pugh and Michael Price also netted.

Jason Gibbons was star of the show in Awkies Allstars’ 12-0 demolition of Hewell in Division Two as he netted seven times.

Connor Wesley (2), Mike Wakeman, Aaron Tullett and Chris Mcgrory were also on target.

Meanwhile league leaders Sporting Club Redditch extended their lead at the top to six points following their 6-1 victory over Spa Athletic.

Dan Sill lead the way with a hat-trick while Harry Sharpe, James Cope and Jay Gifford rounded off the scoring.

Stoke Works remain top of Division Three as they ran out 5-0 winners at Stoke Prior.

Second placed Chaddesley Corbett Reserves’ hopes of going for the title took a dent as they were edged out 4-3 by mid-table FC Bromsgrove.

Aaron Coles, Joe Hawkins, Curtis Holdam and Mark Smith got the goals for Bromsgrove.

Jahmel Trevis and Jake Booton both bagged doubles in Rubery Legends’ 6-2 victory over Meadow Park Youth while Bromsgrove Corinthians beat Cofton Old Boys 2-1.

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