Saturday, 4 February 2017

Tipton progress in Div 1 Cup

West Midlands Regional League  Division 1 League Cup

Tipton Town 3 Kington 1

It was quite an unusual day as we made our way to The Tipton Sports Academy,unusual in the sense of it being a lovely sunny day with blue skies and it didn't take long to see the visitors had come to make a game of it as they took the lead after 10 minutes with a superb volley.Game on. Tipton were not slow with their reply;within 5 minutes they were level.The visitors certainly belied their lowly league position with some carefully crafted midfield play,rarely hoofing it while the hosts were content to use their wide men to feed their 'bag of tricks' number 9.

Five minutes into the second half Town took the lead and from there on it was a game of to and fro with the visitors searching for a leveller which ultimately led to the hosts getting a third to wrap up the tie and progress to the next round.

This was a really good game for the neutral spectator with both teams committed to attack.

Entrance ; £3 concession
Programme ; N/a
Drink ; £1
Crowd ; 45 est
Referee ; 8/10
Entertainment value ; 8.5/10 

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Wolverhampton Utd win in a mud-fest

West Midlands Regional League Division 2

Wolverhampton Utd 3  Bewdley Town Reserves 2

We arrived at Prestwood Road for a 3 o'clock kick-off only to hear the ref blowing for half-time.I forgot during winter-time, games here start at 2pm. Never mind,we still saw an excellent game,albeit played in quagmire conditions, which were not helped by a couple of cloudbursts during the second half.You would have to feel for the visitors;they certainly did enough to earn a draw but fair do's to Utd who refused to buckle when the pressure was on.Credit to every player on the pitch for such efforts in appalling conditions.

There was no entrance fee and programmes were unavailable.

Crowd ; 25est
Referee ; 8/10
Entertainment value ; 8/10

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Steelmen put on a show.

     ⚽ West Midlands Regional League Premier Division ⚽

Bilston Town Community 5  Wellington 0

Following last weeks' incident-packed 9-0 win,Wellington were brought back down to earth with a considerable bump by a committed BTC side. The game was given a lift by the considerable following of the Bromsgrove group of Aston Villa supporters  who had decided to take in a NL game before their match at Molineux,boosting not only the atmosphere with their support of The Steelmen but also the bar takings! I doubt those same AV supporters would enjoy their game against Wolves half as much as this one .

A cracking game with plenty of commitment and no little skill was just what the doctor ordered on a cold January afternoon.The visitors had chances but were unable to break down a resolute BTC defence whereas The Steelmen had an ace up their sleeve in the guise of their number 9 who tormented the visiting defenders all afternoon with his pace and skill.
Wellington may feel hard done by the scoreline but Bilston were in no mood to give away anything and had that cutting edge lacking in the visitors.

Entrance ; £3 concession
Programme ; £1
Drink ; £1
Crowd ; 100 est
Referee ; 8.5/10
Entertainment value ; 9/10

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Sporting Khalsa progress in FA Vase.

            ⚽The Buildbase FA Vase 4th Round Proper

Sporting Khalsa 1 Tring Athletic 0

It was FA Cup 3rd round day but this NL equivalent was well worth the effort.Two extremely well-match sides put on a thoroughly exhilarating show.The visitors went for it straight from kick-off and it took Khalsa a good 10-15 minutes to get into their stride and master the visitors' ploy of lumping the ball up to their very nippy number 9.From that point on the hosts had the lions' share of the play without possessing the nous to break down an extremely well-drilled defensive unit.When the visitors ditched the hoofing  and played it on the ground they had much more success and also looked more threatening.The game always looked as though one goal would settle it and so it was as Khalsa converted a penalty about 10 minutes from the end.It was probably just about the right result but you had to feel for the visitors who really do look an excellent side.


Entrance ; £3 concession
Programme ; N/a
Drink ; £1.50
Referee ; 7.5/10
Crowd ; 200 est
Entertainment value ; 7.5/10


Saturday, 31 December 2016

Old Wulfrunians finish on a high.

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 West Midlands Regional League Division 1

Old Wulfrunians 4  Wyrley 1

First game of New Years Eve was this mid-day kick-off at Old Wulfrunians Memorial Ground,Castlecroft.It was an entertaining game and after thirty minutes it was looking as though the hosts were heading for a cricket score but the visitors then dug in and gradually pressed their opponents.Despite looking threatening they lacked a finishing touch where it mattered.The visitors were on it from the restart and got their just reward for some enterprising play within minutes of the kick-off and went looking for a second but they were again let down by their lack of a cutting edge up front.The home side tied things up with a fourth goal and that was that really. This was a highly entertaining game for the neutral spectator.

Entrance ; None
Programme ; N/a
Crowd ; 35-40 est
Referee ; 7/10
Entertainment value ; 7/10