25th September 2019 - Les James League Cup Second Round Draw

The second round draw for the Les James League Cup sponsored by Boca Teamwear is as below.

  • Broadwell Amateurs v Gala Wilton
  • Frampton United V Wick
  • Sharpness V Ruardean Hill Rangers
  • Patchway Town v AEK Boco

All games to be played on Saturday 21st December with a 2 PM kick-off (TBC)

Les James League Cup sponsored by Boca Teamwear

7th September 2019 - Brown Brace see's Ruardean progress

Ron Holpin

Ruardean Hill Rangers are in round two after a 3-1 win at Hanham Athletic. The visitors started very lively and forced two corners in the first 2 minutes. Rangers thought they had taken the lead on 5 minutes when Luke Brown strode forward from midfield slipped the ball to Luke Johnson who coolly planted the ball into the net but he was just offside. The home side them had a good spell forcing three corners at the other end but none resulted in a goal. Then in the 27th minute Luke Brown picked up the ball 30 yards out just burst past four defenders and coolly slid the ball past home keeper Ashley Bamford a brilliant individual goal.

In the second half Rangers hit the home side with two quick goals Luke Brown broke down the right flank rounded the full back and pulled the ball back for Mitchell Griffiths to fire into the Hanham net. Just two minutes later it was three when Luke Brown hammered the ball past Bamford from ten yards. The home side were stunned but pulled themselves together and started to pass the ball around very well and almost got a goal back in the 57th minute but Jamie Fry headed just wide from a really good cross from Ben Francis. Their persistence paid off and on 67 minutes a great 20-yard shot from Sam Brown hit the back of the Rangers net. On 74 minutes the home side had a great chance to make it 3-2 when Connor Hartley was pushed down in the box for a penalty. Sam Brown then had the chance from the spot but his shot was brilliantly saved by Rangers keeper Aaron Underwood. The home side continued to attack but could not find a way through.

Last season’s winners Little Stoke went out at the first hurdle to Wick after the result ended 1-1 on 90 minutes. A very lack lustre first 45 minutes, and it failed to create very little until the 87th minute when Stuart Nelson’s through ball sent Blaine Skuse free to put the home side one up. Within 2 minutes Wick levelled the score from a Dan Sheldon 25-yard shot after the first effort had come back of the crossbar. It went to penalties and Wick go through 5-4.

Last season’s runners up AEK Boco travelled to Quedgeley Wanderers and after the final score finished 2-2, they progressed to the next round 5-4 on penalties. Boco went into the break with a 1-0 lead after Jake Slocombe had turned in a Kane Manning cross. In the 71st minute Wanderers levelled the score when Kyle James-Bryan slotted home from a good cross into the box. Slocombe then gave Boco the lead before Dorian Colling levelled for Wanderers once more. Wanderers had another great chance but Collings header went just wide and Josh Wilson hit the side netting.

Bromley Heath United’s first home game of the season was against Frampton United a team that they had met earlier in the season at Frampton and in that encounter, they were beaten 4-0. Things were just a little different today and they went ahead after 10 minutes from a free kick on the edge of the box fired low into the Frampton net by Luke Bessell. A Craig Mills half volley on 20 minutes levelled the score and then Bromley Heath missed to really good chances before Manolo Espada put Frampton 2-1 up with a rasping shot from the edge of the box. Just before the break home keeper Ryan Hall pulled of a great save to deny Frampton’s Adam Day. On 54 minutes the home side were on level terms as a long free kick from Luke Bessell was headed across goal by Jack Wooley and Sam Edwards scored with a half volley. Frampton pushed hard and Bromley had to clear off their line to stop them taking the lead again. Frampton pulled of a very good win in time added when the ball was whipped in to the near post and Craig Mills headed home.

Sharpness go through after a 3-1 win at home to Hardwicke. The home side had the ball cleared off the line in the first couple of minutes and then took the lead on 10 minutes when Finlay Small turned in a Dan Gayner cross. 15 minutes into the second half Hardwicke levelled the score when Steve Bick’s shot took a wicked deflection wrong footing the keeper. The home side retook the lead on 65 minutes when Dan Gayner followed up after Alex Gayner’s shot had come back off the crossbar. On 82 minutes the home side wrapped the game up from a Tom Freeman cross that the keeper spilled and Finlay Small was on hand to knock the ball home.

Broadwell Amateurs were paired against Rockleaze Rangers and progressed to the next round with a 2-0 win. They should have taken the lead on 40 minutes from the penalty spot, but Liam Thomas’s spot kick was brilliantly saved by Lewis Brodie. Thomas gave his side the lead on 61 minutes when he latched onto a loose ball in the box and gave Brodie no chance. His second on 80 minutes was a spectacular overhead scissors kick to send his team into the next round.

Gala Wilton are on a high at the moment and knocked Henbury out of the cup with a 3-1 home success. They started badly and a mix up in defence after just 2 minutes which gave Dawid Regula the chance to round the keeper and slide the ball into an empty net. They hit back on 14 minutes with a low drive from the edge of the box from Martin Smith. On 27 minutes they were in front Martin Smith and Ryan Dobbins combined to set up Kieran Brice-Ingles to make it 2-1. Gala scored a third on 66 minutes when Ryan Bobbins headed James Bowers cross in off the crossbar.

31st July 2019 - Les James League Cup First Round Draw

The first round draw was made at the pre-season meeting last evening with the League Chairman Peter Langley drawing the home teams and League Treasurer Mike Wheatley drawing the away teams.

First out of the hat were league newcomers Sharpness with Hardwicke drawn to make the short journey down the A38.

Hanham Athletic were the next home side drawn and they will face Ruardean Hill Rangers who face a long trip from the Forest of Dean.

Last years Semi-Finalists Gala Wilton will face Henbury.

Another new side Bromley Heath United will entertain last years League runners-up Frampton United.

Broadwell Amateurs will welcome Rockleaze Rangers to their upgraded ground.

Quedgeley Wanderers complete the set of new sides being drawn at home and they will welcome last years cup runners-up AEK Boco.

Little Stoke will begin the defence of the Les James League Cup at home to Wick.

Last out of the hat were Patchway Town, who recieve a bye and so become the first team in the Second Round.

All games to be played on Saturday 7th September with a 3 PM kick-off

League Cup Sponsor

The Les James League Cup is sponsored by Boca Teamwear

Les James Cup 2019-20

Round Two
Broadwell Amateurs Gala Wilton
Frampton United Wick
Sharpness Ruardean Hill Rangers
Patchway Town AEK Boco
Round One
Sharpness 3 Hardwicke 1
Hanham Athletic 1 Ruardean Hill Rangers 3
Gala Wilton 3 Henbury 1
Bromley Heath United 2 Frampton United 3
Broadwell Amateurs 2 Rockleaze Rangers 0
Quedgeley Wanderers 2 AEK Boco 2 AEK Boco win 5-4 on penalties
Little Stoke 1 Wick 1 Wick win 5-4 on penalties
Patchway Town BYE Patchway Town have a Bye to the second round

Les James League Cup Honours List

Season Cup Winner Runners up
2018-19 Little Stoke AEK Boco
2017-18 Thornbury Town Frampton United
2016-17 AEK Boco Broadwell Amateurs
2015-16 Hardwicke Rockleaze Rangers/td>
2014-15 Thornbury Town Cheltenham Civil Service
2013-14 Longlevens Rockleaze Rangers
2012-13 Kings Stanley Taverners
2011-12 Cribbs Friends Life Longlevens
2010-11 Henbury Thornbury Town
2009-10 Taverners Kings Stanley
2008-09 Kings Stanley Henbury
2007-08 Hardwicke Ellwood
2006-07 Patchway Town Yate Town Reserves
2005-06 Highridge United Lydney Town
2004-05 Patchway Town Ellwood
2003-04 Patchway Town Tytherington Rocks
2002-03 Henbury Old Boys Roman Glass St. George