Sunday 21st December 2002


Birmingham County Football Association Sunday Minor Cup: Coventry Sphinx Juniors moved into the last sixteen of the County cup after a polished performance that helped them to a 5-2 defeat of Lodge Park. Despite being able to field only ten players, Andrew Buswell and Steven Kingham both score twice with Chris McGowan adding the other goal as the Sphinx joined North Warwickshire College as the sole league representatives in a competition won by member clubs for the last three years.

Coventry Sphinx Juniors 5 (Andrew Buswell 2, Steven Kingham 2, Chris McGowan) Lodge Park 2


Under 9 Red: Christ the King 5 (Mason Kerr 2, Oliver Comyn 2, Dane Kenny) Wyken FC 1 (Calum Mason), Whitley Juniors 0 Coventry Jaguar Youth 3 (James McArthur 3)

Under 9 Blue: London Road Lions kept their winning streak going with a 4-2 win in a very competitive game with Ernesford Dynamos. A brace from Daniel Read coupled with single strikes from Alex O’Connor and Cameron Young swung the game the Lions way as David Ollive netted twice for the Dynamos. Dunlop Jets and Finham Park Colts produced a close and entertaining game. With Jordan Knott and Daniel Westley in good form for the Jets, Finham found it difficult to break through, eventually doing so when a corner kick landed in the penalty area, leading to the first goal. In the second half, Jordan Hurst levelled the score for Dunlop and a share of the points looked on the cards as both teams played neat football, but with five minutes to go, Finham grabbed a 2-1 win when a shot from outside of the penalty area hit the back of the Dunlop net.

Dunlop Jets 1 (Jordan Hurst) Finham Park Rangers 2 (William Hine, Jack Orford), London Road Lions 4 (Alex O’Connor, Daniel Read 2, Cameron Young) Ernesford Dynamos 2 (David Ollive 2), Whitley Juniors 3 (Jayden Bickley 2, Liam Rock) Christ the King 0


Under 10 Red: Kenilworth Wardens 7 (Adam Newbold 4, Matthew Hobbs 2, Harry Steel) London Road Lions 1 (Jordan Deehan)

Under 10 Blue: Coventry Jaguar Youth produced a fine performance to see off Dunlop Juniors. Aaron Jones and Reece Simpson gave the Jaguar a two-goal lead but Ricardo Caldarello pulled one quickly back for Dunlop. Two more Simpson strikes put the Jaguar 4-1 up at Half time. The second half saw Coventry Jaguar Youth increase their advantage as first Amman Sarkaria scored and then Daniel Carlyon grabbed four more to record a 9-1 win.           

Dunlop Juniors 1 (Ricardo Caldarello) Coventry Jaguar Youth 9 (Amman Sarkaria, Aaron Jones, Daniel Carlyon 4, Reece Simpson 3), Morris Rangers 0 Caludon Youth 8 (Ben O’Hara 3, Shaun Russell 2, Ryan Bromley 2, Ryan Leybourne)

Under 10 Green: Front-runners, The Boat FC Juniors were pushed all the way by Coventry Jaguar Youth. It was well into the second half before the Boat finally broke the deadlock when Mason Price pushed through to a one on one with the Jaguar goalkeeper, kept his composure to slide the ball into the net. Although Declan McCann and Joss Selby bossed the midfield, Curtis Hayward in the Boat goal was forced into making an excellent save to deny the Jaguar a point.

Coventry Colts 0 Finham Park Colts 2 (Luke Norris, Tom Openshaw), Pinley NDC 1 (Jordan Greatrex) Brinklow Juniors 4 (William Main, Luke Tailby, Glenn Wright 2), The Boat FC Juniors 1 (Mason Price) Coventry Jaguar Youth 0


Under 11B: Coventry Jaguar Youth 2 Pinley NDC 3


Under 12A: PSA Peugeot Citroen 5 Chapelfields Colts 3

Under 12B: Finham Park Colts 1 (Kieran Merrick) Coundon Cockerels 5 (Troy Lally, Mike Connelly, Luke Thompson 2, Martin Gormley)


Under 13A: Whitley Juniors 7 (Danny Loney 4, Ainsley Carpenter, Luke Sealey 2) Central Ajax 1 (Simon Swinson)


Under 14A: PSA Peugeot Citroen showed why they are the league leaders with a confident 6-0 defeat of Rugby Town (2002). A twenty minute spell midway through the first half ensured the three points for Peugeot but the score does not reflect the full part played by Rugby. After the visitors had gone 2-0 up, first an upright and then a brilliant finger tip save by the PSA goalkeeper kept the hosts, led ably by Alex Donaldson, goal less. Tom Mason bagged a hat trick with Adam Harris, Tom Ison and Alex Nicholson also on target.

Rugby Town (2002) 0 PSA Peugeot Citroen 6 (Adam Harris, Tom Ison, Tom Mason 3, Alex Nicholson)


Under 18 Red: A last minute own goal condemned Hillmorton to defeat in a game that they should have won. Although Castlehurst Colts enjoyed a lot of possession, Hillmorton created more chances and until the late sucker punch seemed set for a share of the points.

Hillmorton 0 Castlehurst Colts 1 (own goal)

Under 18 Blue: Finham Park Rangers 3 (Tom Bailey, Richard Sutherland 2) Coundon Court Old Boys 2 (Steve Quinney, Paul Sowerby)


Tamworth Invitation Trophy:

Under 11: Dunlop Juniors bounced back from some indifferent league form to move convincingly into the quarterfinal stages of the under 11 competition.  Dominating from the start, Jake Holt scored five times, Luke Ellis and Ryan Cowley two apiece with Stephen O’Sullivan, Ben Lyons and Jack Shilton also getting on the scorecard.

Whittingham 1 Dunlop Juniors 12

Under 16: The Griff reached the Tamworth Trophy semi-final after edging Blackwood Bullets 2-1 in a tight cup-tie. Iain Green and Ricky Somal scoring the all-important goals.

Nuneaton Griff 2 (Iain Green, Ricky Somal) Blackwood Bullets 1