Byron brace helps Brockworth close gap, Lydney beaten & Civil Service score five in Reg Davis Cup

Byron Lloyd made in three in his last two games for Brockworth Albion as they closed to within a point of the top of Group B in the Reg Davis Cup.

Lloyd, who scored the winner for Albion in midweek against Charlton Rovers scored two more as his side beat Falcons 4-1 to take advantage of Smiths being held to a 2-2 draw with Andoversford.

The results mean that Smiths remain top but only by a point as Brockworth continue their decent recent run of form.

Frampton United Reserves moved up to 4th with a 3-1 win at Charlton Rovers, leaving them three points behind the 3rd placed Rovers.

Bibury moved off the foot of the group with a 2-0 win over Upton St Leonards, who drop to bottom place.

The remaining games in the Reg Davis Cup before the summer break sees Brockworth host Upton on Wednesday night, whilst Smiths host Charlton Rovers and Frampton United Reserves welcome Falcons.

The group’s final game before the break sees Andoversford host Bibury on Saturday.

In Group A English Bicknor became the first team to take points off Lydney Town Reserves and they did it win a 2-1 win as the pack tried to take advantage.

Harrow Hill are now 5 points off the top spot with their 3-1 win over Broadwell Amateurs Reserves including a goal from his own box by Harrow Hill’s Jamie Merry.

Elsewhere Woolaston kept up with Bicknor and Harrow Hill with a 4-2 win over Lydbrook Athletic and Staunton & Corse claimed their second win of the competition, winning 1-0 at Whitecroft.

On Wednesday night Harrow Hill host English Bicknor whilst Lydney Town Reserves host Woolaston in a pivotal night that sees the top four all playing each other.

Also Whitecroft host Lydbrook and Staunton & Corse head to Broadwell Amateurs Reserves.

Then on Saturday Woolaston host Lydney Town Reserves in the re-arranged fixture from a few weeks back. So Woolaston could be as many as 12 points off Lydney or as little as level on points with the current leaders come Saturday afternoon.

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Dursley’s lead in Group C has been extended to 10 points after their 6-3 win over Kings Stanley, with goals from Kerien Austin, Aaron Booth, Aaron Nash, Adam Philp and Ryan Stevenson.

The lead was extended to 10 after Chalford were held to a 2-2 draw at Charfield, meaning they have slipped down to 3rd after Berkeley Town beat Cam Bulldogs 2-1.

Elsewhere Taverners put 7 past Leonard Stanley running out 7-2 winners.

Group C still has a few games left before the break with games this midweek and next.

This midweek sees Taverners host Chalofrd, Dursley head to Cam Bulldogs, Berkeley head to Charfield and Kings Stanley welcome Leonard Stanley.

Next week sees Chalford vs Cam, Berkeley vs Taverners and Charfield vs Kings Stanley in the games in hand over Dursley.

And in Group D Cheltenham Civil Service are back on top after a 5-0 win at Longlevens Reserves, who are now two points off the top spot following two heavy defeats back-to-back.

Abbeymead are 2nd on goal difference after beating Stonehouse Town Reserves 1-0.

FC Lakeside remain a point behind 4th placed Bredon after their 3-1 win over Winchcombe Town because Bredon beat injury hit Barnwood United 7-2 at the Walls Club.

The remaining games before the break in Group D sees Winchcombe host Abbeymead Rovers, Longlevens Reserves host Barnwood United, Cheltenham Civil Service heading to Stonehouse Town Reserves and Bredon hosting FC Lakeside on Wednesday night.

On Saturday Abbeymead host Winchcombe in their return match and next Wednesday night sees Bredon head to Cheltenham Civil Service.

Check back on Severn Sport on Thursday to see how things are shaping up in the Reg Davis Cup ahead of the final few fixtures before the break.

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