Deegan hat-trick in Express high-scoring draw

11:04am Thursday 3rd April 2014

KIERAN Deegan cracked a hat-trick for Inter Express in their thrilling 4-4 draw at St John’s in McDonald's Worcester and District League Sunday Division Two.

Malvern side Express are now eighth in the table ahead of this weekend's home game with runaway leaders Worcester Raiders.

But there was a 5-1 defeat for Malvern Rangers at the University of Worcester.

West Midland hammered Hornets 8-2 with Josh Homans netting four times and Simon Hill and Ben Trainer both notching doubles.

Leaders Raiders suffered a 2-0 home reverse to second-placed Claines with Darren Palmer and Gordie Beauchamp on target.

In Division Three, Foresters Arms earned an enthralling 5-4 home win over GDL Athletic in a mid-table clash.

Lee Hammond fired a treble for Foresters with Tom Doughty and Russ Johnson grabbing doubles for GDL.

High-flying Falcons beat Worcester City Wanderers 4-2 and Powick Reserves drew 0-0 at Colwall Village.

There were goals galore at Worcester Lynx in Division One where visitors Hallow won a 12-goal thriller 8-4.

Tyler Attwood netted five for Hallow, while Luke Bailey hit a hat-trick for Lynx.

Stuart Harvey and Sam Rathbone both scored twice for Powick as they ran out 4-3 winners at CMB Sports. Jordan King followed suit for mid-table CMB.

Leaders Droitwich Spa Eagles were 2-0 down at home to Kempsey, but a Mike Sealey double salvaged a point from a 2-2 draw.

Dan Polan's brace saw WCT Raiders move a step nearer to retaining their Premier Division title with a 3-1 win against Colwall St James.

Malvern Radar failed to follow up their 4-0 beating of Heenans as they went down 4-1 at New Inn and slipped to third in the table.

In Division Five, Clinton Homer hit a hat-trick for Westside, who lost 7-4 at home to St Peters.

Ben Broadish grabbed the only goal as Spa Gas won 1-0 at Worcester Rileys and bottom-of-the-table Sport Dysons lost 3-1 to Five Fathers.

Meanwhile, VBL Sports and Foregate will contest the Saturday league's Phipps Cup final next Tuesday at Pershore Town (7.30pm).

In the winner-takes-all final group match, goals from Darren Palmer and Craig Collins gave VBL a 2-1 victory at Malvern Hills.

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