Kovacs’ Kolumn Review 1st March

Forgetting that we finally had quite a few games on yesterday my performance for the week is not for a team but an individual, namely Bawo Jarrett of Zion City. Whilst the game may not have had anything of any major importance riding on it Bawo notched a hat trick for Zion City. Sadly, Bawo’s mother passed away during the previous week and it says a lot about this man that not only did he turn up and play but had a significant impact upon the game. I am sure your mother would be proud of you.

We finally managed to get 3 of the Quarter-Final games on yesterday with possibly the favourites in each tie getting through to the semi’s. Last seasons winners All Saints Olympic are not letting go of the Cup yet narrowly beating City Church 2-1 with goals from Craig Hickman and Daniel Stanton, Chris Yeo replying with City’s goal. Match Report received from Martin Ogbourn of City Church.

2 goals for Corinthians SK from Chris Freeth and Thomas Pencheon were not enough to help them progress to the next round with Zion Athletic’s Greg Timmington scoring twice and Leon Naylor in a 3-2 win for Zion. So we have a repeat of last season Cup Final in this seasons semi’s with All Saints meeting Zion Athletic.

The last Quarter Final game played was between 3rd Division Dudley Lions and Clarendon. You would have expected this to be a turn up and progress to the next round game for Clarendon but a narrow 2-1 win with an injury time winner appears to show that this was not the case. Dudley Lions should take great credit from their performance and shows that sometimes in a 1 off game it doesn’t matter what Division you are in. Steve from Dudley has submitted a Match Report, viewable in the Match Reports Section.

St Mary’s continue to dispatch each game and opponents as they chase the Division 1 title, applying more pressure on the chasing pack to keep winning with a 3-1 win over visitors Amblecote. Phil from Amblecote has sent in a Match Report and it would appear that Stuart Palmer, their goalkeeper, gave his all to keep a clean sheet, albeit in vain as Mary’s Wiedeman, Morrison and Coyne notched a goal each with Silva replying for Amblecote. For Amblecote, it is back to looking over your shoulders time. Report received off St Marys.

Cockcroft, Spicer and Austin goals in Halesowen Zion’s 3-1 win over bottom placed Sandwell United is the reason why Amblecote may be getting concerned. This win for Halesowen leapfrogs them above Amblecote and gives them a 5 point cushion from the last relegation place.

Congratulations to Chawn Hill Church who are confirmed as Division Two Champions. Whilst they did not play yesterday, the only team able to catch them, Connect Sports, lost to Charlemont Star. Andy from Charlemont has sent in a Match Report regarding their 4-2 win over Connect. Willis from Connect must refocus his lads on the task of promotion now that the title chance has slipped away. With Charlemont taking 4 out of 6 points from the top 2 teams, could they yet make a dramatic push for promotion themselves.

In my eyes the promotion race took a strange twist with Rockmount United beating Wolverhampton and Perton 3-2, courtesy of goals from Radway, Palmer and Cousins. Wolverhampton have 3 games left and need to get back to winning ways to keep their promotion hopes alive. With this result, Rockmount have taken the advantage in the race to stay in the Division.

Living Hope Church keep their challenge for the title alive with 4-1 win away to Saint Michael so they have 2 games in hand on current leaders Pye Green Towers and are 4 points behind. This race for the top could go all the way to the last fixture of the season.


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