Sunday 17th September, BCFA League Round 4.

Today both of the Hartshill Strollers teams travelled to The Heartlands Academy, Nechells, Birmingham, to play the fourth leg of the league games. Each game was 20 minutes straight with 7 players plus subs. 

Due to players being injured or ill, Kevin Weston dusted off his gloves for a stint in goal.

Suttons Finest failed to show up, as they couldn’t get a team together for today, which resulted in some re-scheduling of the games. Therefore Hartshill B team ended up only playing one game, missing out on their friendly against Bedford B Team.

Team A

Mark Grazier, Gary Davis, Adrian Chilton, Rob Dunning, Pete Grove (C), Mark Mullett, Ivan White, Ray Woodhall, Dave Shaw and Kevin Weston.

Team B

Dave Seddon, Terry Smith, Paul Whitehead, Eddie Tromans, Bernie Bustin, Steve Nicholls, Adrian Heath and Barry Geyton.

Game 1

Hartshill’s A and B teams were scheduled to play against each other today: Hartshills A team started strong and dominated the first part of the game, this had several near misses from Gary Davis and Adrian Chilton, some of which were expertly deflected by Dave Seddon, B Team Goalie.  However the B team managed to find their form and took control of the game for a while, with Barry Geyton having an excellent shot at goal but this was saved by Kevin Weston. The A team managed to hold their own and went on to win the game 1-0.

Goal Scorer: Mark Grazier.

Game 2

Hartshill Strollers A Team v Bedford B Team. 

This game was taken from the October schedule, so this is the last League game for the A Team.

Hartshill took immediate control of the game and took an early lead with Rob Dunning smashing the ball into the back of the net. This was closely followed by both Adrian Chilton and Mark Grazier following suit and booting 2 more goals home. The Bedworth defenders had their work cut out against our strikers, however they did manage to get one past our lads and took it all the way to the other end of the pitch slipping one past our goalie. This was an enjoyable game to conclude Hartshill A Team’s season. Final score: Hartshill Strollers A 3 – 1 Bedworth B Team.

Goal Scorers: Rob Dunning, Adrian Chilton and Mark Grazier.


*Man of the Match and top goal scorer of the day: Mark Grazier*


*We would also like to thank Matt Price from the WFA for organising the League games.*

The remaining fixtures and the current results for the League games can be found via a link on the Hartshill Strollers Website.


Written by: Fiona J Weston.