Stratford Alliance round-up: Beqi's the hat-trick hero as AFC Bromsgrove down lowly AFC Alcester Town
BRIGEN Beqi came off the bench to score a hat-trick as Stratford Alliance Aquaid Division One leaders AFC Bromsgrove claimed a 3-1 win at basement boys AFC Alcester Town.
After a goalless first half, the visitors brought on Beqi who made his mark by scoring three goals to condemn Alcester to a tenth defeat from ten games.
A James Clarke hat-trick and strike from Finley Fowles helped Bretforton Old Boys to a 4-3 victory over Shipston Excelsior.
Jake Bradley and Calum Jones scored for Excelsior, who also benefited from an own goal.
There was a shock at Ajax Park as reigning champions FC Wickhamford crashed to their first defeat of the season, going down 3-0 at the hands of Central Ajax Reserves.
Christopher Stringer (2) and substitute Victor Otero got the goals for Ajax, who finished with ten men after Nicky Pepper was shown a red card.
FISSC Reserves stretched their unbeaten Walls & Ceilings Division Two run to ten games as braces from Dino De Angelis and Paul Rowe fired them to a 4-1 win at Bearley United.
Benjamin Earls was on target for bottom-of-the-table Bearley who are yet to register a single point this season.
Stratford Town Colts made it back-to-back wins as they got the better of Claverdon Reserves 5-3 in an eight-goal thriller at Langley Road.
Tom Gardner helped himself to four goals to inspire Tysoe United to a 7-4 success at home to Shottery United.
Thomas Dyble, Sam Jones and Jordan Rooke completed Tysoe’s scoring, while Alex Povey (3) and Connor Hughes were on target for Shottery.
Elsewhere, Shipston Excelsior Reserves enjoyed a 4-2 victory over visiting Inkberrow Academy.
Andrew Oxley and Adrian McNally got on the scoresheet for Inkberrow.