McMillan double gives FC Stratford cup revenge
FC STRATFORD enjoyed a taste of revenge by dumping Northfield Town out the Midland League’s Presidents Cup.
Northfield took the points when the sides met in Division Two last weekend but FC Stratford progressed in Saturday’s cup-tie 3-2 at the Arden Garages Stadium.
James McMillan scored twice and former Stratford Town striker Jazz Luckie also netted.
The hosts had to defend well but also took their chances to progress into round two despite falling behind.
Alcester Town, however, bowed out of the Challenge Vase, losing 4-2 at home to Bartestree.
Tom Keogh scored twice for Alcester but two goals in quick succession settled the tie in favour of the Herefordshire visitors.
Shipston Excelsior’s search for a first win in Division Three after a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Leamington Hibernian.
Connor Grant netted for the hosts with Jordan Featherstone on target twice for Hibs.
The result leaves Shipston five points adrift of second-bottom Hibs.
Central Ajax moved into the top five after Alex Andrews’ hat-trick sealed a 3-1 home win against Coventrians.
Ajax’s Lewis Fathers had an effort cleared off the line in a first half of few chances but two goals in as many minutes put the hosts in charge.
Andrews drilled an angled finish into the net for the opener on 67 minutes and then he doubled the lead from Fathers’ pass.
He completed his treble four minutes from time after collecting Jack Banks’ through-ball and rounding the keeper.
Coventrians bagged a late consolation two minutes later.