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Holdcroft bags five as Sundats run riot

By Nick Elwell | Grassroots | Published:

A stunning second-half showing powered Codsall Legion Sundats to victory in a goal-laden clash with Castelcroft.

Jay Holdcroft

The Wolverhampton Sunday League Premier Division contest served up a staggering 19 goals with Sundats running out 16-3 winners.

Jay Holdcroft took the individual plaudits after hitting the net five times while Ash Evans also bagged a treble for Sundats.

The game started at break-neck pace and was all square at 3-3 with 20 minutes gone, with Castlecroft’s Nick Topi netting a hat-trick.

Sundats struck three more times before the break but then ran riot after the interval as they bagged 10 unanswered goals.

Ashley Stewart (two), Lee Butler (two) Jordan Uppal, Giles Harvey, Carlo Franco and Harry Cunningham added Sundats other goals – the pick of which was a superb 40-yard strike from Butler.

TK Wanderers have climbed to the top of the early standings following a 6-1 victory at home to Bilbrook Spartans, with Jordan Dixon and Zak Horrobin bagging a brace each.

AFC Jacks found their shooting boots to beat Royal FC 9-0, while Warstones Wanderers Sunday were 4-1 winners at JJ Village.

FC Academy Boys are two wins from two in Division One.

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Jay Williams, Luke Whitehouse and Joseph Faulkner were on the mark in the Boys’ 3-0 victory against Azaad Sports.

Alex Imerfreys struck four times in Wednesfield’s 6-1 win at home to Concero.

Luke Ellis and Aaron Wills added to Imerfreys’ haul.

Barley Mow and Dynamo 50 shared the spoils in a lively 3-3 draw.

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Dynamo raced into a 2-0 lead through a Sam Findell penalty and a strike from Tom Tonks.

Barley responded when Grant Timmins headed home and were level by the break when Ollie Monk netted.

Adam Lindsay then fired Barley in front only for Dynamo to hit back late on through Shaun Eatly late on.

Punjab United returned home with the spoils following a 5-1 triumph at Belgrade.

Elliot Penberthy (two), Sukhraj Singh, Yusuf Saraf and Reiss Kumar scored for United.

Essington WMC edged a 10-goal thriller with Connaught United.

Paul Harris scored all four of United’s goals but end up on the losing side as strikes from James Colauto (two), Jak Jeyes (two), Callum Hannen and Zak Wilkes earned WMC the points.

Churchill Royal Oak and KT Rangers both made it two wins out of two in Division Two.

Churchill beat Dudley United while Rangers saw off Royal George 3-0.

Darrell Gillet, Jon Benton and Liam Smith fired Black Country Fusion to a 3-0 win against Pilot.

RG FC beat Tipton Town Sundays 4-1 thanks to strikes from Chad Davis, Jamie Turner and Carl Guinn (two).

ECC Sports edged out Tettenhall Royal Oak 2-1.

Sandwell Athletic hit the goal trail to move to the top of Division Three.

They eased to a 12-1 win against WV Warriors – Sam Armstrong topped the score charts with a hat-trick. Adam Whitehouse (two), Daryll Westwood (two), Ben Dutton (two), Anton Hewitt, Cameron Ralley and Alex Woodall added the others.

Ryan’s Rhinos won by the odd goal in five at AFC Bradmore to go second in the table behind Sandwell on goal difference.

Strikes from Alex Banks, Warren Beards, Craig Radford cancelled out efforts from the home side’s Tom Southern and Phil Dinger.

Kings Arms were 6-2 winners at Saint Michael.

Sporting Phoenix won a seven-goal thriller at Woodman Inn. Sam Davies and Abba Ashmeade were the match-winners for Sporting with two goals each.

Hill Top and Tettenhall had to settle for a point each after a 3-3 draw while Rushall Athletic beat hosts Coseley Tavern Athletic 7-2.

In Division Four, Balls to Cancer, AFC Bentlands and Ashmore all secured their second three-point hauls of the season.

A hat-trick from Alex Foreshaw and singles from Josh Brown, Nathaniel Miles, James Miles and Ashley Chambers saw Balls to Cancer to a 7-0 win at home to ECC United.

AFC Bentlands beat Wednesfield 5-0 – Dan Burgwin (two), Conor Wetherstone (two) and Rory Sweeney the men on target.

Ashmore won by the odd goal in seven in an entertaining clash against visiting Golden Lion AFC.

Reece Graham and Jordan Dowen secured a 2-1 win for AFC Perton at home to Wolves Pride.

WV Punjab FC went down 4-2 on home soil to Wolverhampton GNST.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor

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