BROMSGROVE Blades under-12s opened their account with a 5-3 loss against Glades United.

Goals for Curtis Smith and Evan Houghton had fired Blades into a 2-0 lead but their opponents pulled one back before half-time.

Curtis scored again after the break but United hit back with a flurry of goals.

Santiago Colts also got underway with a host of matches. The under-9s Colts Green side losing 3-0 to Woodbourne, with Tom Fowke was man of the match. Santiago Colts White under-9s lost 6-3 to Coldland Colts Black, despite Ryan McCarthy (2) and Regan Jennings scoring. Jake Stewart was man of the match.

Tom Broomhall and Rebecca Chalinor as Santiago Colts Shamrocks under-11s beat Smithswood Boys 2-1.

Santiago Colts Hotshots went down to Boldmere Falcons Colts U12 3-0. Lewis Panting was man of the match.

Man of the match Nathan Timmington scored as Santiago Colts under-12s went down 6-1 to Castle Bromwich United.

Santiago Colts under-13s beat Coppice Hawks 1-0, with Shane Robinson bagging the all-important goal.

In a thrilling League Cup encounter, Santiago Colts Northfield lost 2-1 to holders Kingshurst Sporting.

Santiago Colts Lickey opened with a good team performance to beat Moor Green Colts 6-3 in the League Shield, with Daniel Wintle (2), Daniel White, Bradley Stevens, Charley Hood and man of the match Daniel Kimber on target.

Santiago’s under-16s were edged out 4-3 on penalties to Shirley Town Juniors after a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Open Cup. Man of the match Astley Rana (2) and Farron Dokhi hit the back of the net.

Droitwich Spa Boys and Girls FC are currently looking for coaches in a number of age groups. Anyone interested can call Mark Wheatley on 07595 650854 or