OAK Apple FC are the new front-runners in the McDonald’s Worcester and District Football League Premier Division – but missed the chance to open up a three-point lead.

With previous table-toppers Fernhill Heath Athletic not in action, Oak Apple hosted St John’s knowing a point would be enough to leapfrog their rivals.

A double from Tyler Atwood saw the hosts move 2-1 in front at half-time. Attwood completed his hat-trick in the second period but Dan Baker’s treble secured St John’s a 3-3 draw.

Braces from Will Griffith and Josh Stafford were not enough for Clifton Rovers as they 7-5 to Worcester Athletic at The Pavilion.

FC United of Worcester slipped off the top of Division One after drawing 2-2 with visitors PT Eagles.

Sam Hayes and Charlie Tomlinson got on the scoresheet for the home side only for Sebastian Douglas and Connor Smith to reply for Eagles.

Pillar FC took full advantage of United’s slip-up as they won 3-1 at FC Korono thanks to goals from Harry Burchell, Kevin Owens and Conrad Stewart.

Division Two basement boys Kempsey Colts United ended their winless run with a 3-0 victory over fellow strugglers Worcester Saints.

Luan Gashi, Dean Roberts and Nathan Harvey netted in the home triumph.

Worcester City Wanderers failed to close the gap on leaders Colwall Wanderers as they went down 4-3 to GDL Athletic.

Droitwich Spa BGFC were held 2-2 by Riflemans FC while Perdiswell FC Colts beat Lower Teme and Martley Athletic 2-1.

There were bumper home wins for AFC Brickfields, Droitwich Spa BGFC Town and Grosvenor Sports FC in Division Three.


Worcester Nursing Junior Cup: Arrow 2-2 (5-4 on pens) Eaton, Callow End 3-4 Chaddesley Ravens, Drakes Broughton Rangers 1-3 The Bell, Perrywood 2-2 (4-5 on pens) Bromsgrove Athletico, Bromsgrove Corinthians (BDFL) 3-2 Express Falcons FC, Malvern Vale FC 2-4 FC Malvern.

Worcester Nursing Minor Cup: Blackpole Sports FC 4-3 Cofton Old Boys, Droitwich Spa Eagles 2-1 Malvern Radar, Hornets 4-2 Droitwich Spa Eagles Reserves, Drakes Broughton Rangers Reserves 4-4 (1-4 on pens) Meadow Park (BDFL).