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Weekend football round-up

CENTRAL Ajax progressed into the semi-finals of the Challenge Vase with a 3-2 victory over Coventry Plumbing at Ajax Park on Saturday.

Tom Coles' side led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Adam Trinder and Matt Layton. Trinder got his second halfway through the second half before the visitors scored two late on to set up a nervy finish.

Ajax will play either Shipston Excelsior or Leamington Hibernian in the last four.

Shipston meanwhile remain rooted to the foot of the Midland League Division Three table following a 3-2 defeat at WLV Sport.

Shaye Eden and Michael Pearson were on target for Shipston, but the Wolverhampton-based side took all three points with goals from Adeola Diya (2) and Brandon Ball.

Alcester Town bowed out of the Les James Challenge Cup as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Inkberrow. Callum Burston-Keeley netted for Alcester but Inkberrow progressed to the next round thanks to a brace from Nathan Davies and a single from Jack Neal.

FC Stratford suffered their fifth Midland League Division Two defeat of the season as they went down 3-0 at Fairfield Villa.

Villa were 2-0 up inside ten minutes through Ryan Molesworth and Alfie Bloomer and Connor Collins made sure of the points with a third two minutes from time.

Earlswood Town booked a Presidents Cup semi-final date with GNP Sports after beating Moors Academy on penalties. The game finished 3-3, with Earls coming out on top 4-2 on spot-kicks.

It is now ten Midland League Division One defeats in a row for Littleton, who went down 3-2 at Atherstone Town.

The visitors led 2-1 at the break, but Atherstone hit back to win it with goals from Kieron Brehon, Alex Naughton and Kartell O'Neil-Martin.

Racing Club Warwick ended Heather St John's unbeaten start to the season with a deserved 2-1 win at Townsend Meadow.

Warwick went behind to a Matt Gardner goal, but Ben Mackey's double earned them all three points.

Studley had to settle for a point as they fought out a 2-2 draw with fellow mid-table side Hinckley AFC at Leicester Road.

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