Hartshill Stroller -V - Boldmere
Second league game of 2018.
Hartshill Stroll to victory
Boldmere 0-5 Hartshill Strollers (scorers Clive Stokes 2, John Green 2, John Cooper)
Dave Seddon, Clive Stokes, Steve Nicholls, John Cooper, John Green, Ian Trevor, Barry Geyton.
At the last League meeting it was decided that all future fixtures would take place with a rule change on the pass to and from the goalkeeper. It is now an indirect free kick if a player passes the ball to the goalkeeper, then receives back without it touching another player.
The second match in the 2018/19 league was played at Boldmere St Michaels kick off 5 pm. Hartshill came out on top a newly formed Boldmere side who gave their all in the first half and restricted Hartshill to a solitary goal scored by John Cooper, after a sustained period of pressure and possession and he finished off a slick passing move involving all of our players.
Fitness told in the second half and Hartshill totally dominated creating numerous chances but only scoring another 4 goals. Clive Stokes scored 2, John Green scored 2. The talk afterwards was more about the chances missed rather than the goals scored. Goalkeeper Dave Seddon had only touched the ball a couple of time in each half.
A sad note was that a player from Boldmere collapsed in one the Over 50s games taking place on an adjacent pitch. The player received CPR on the pitch and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Unfortunately he passed away said to be of a heart attack, Our thought and prayers are with his family and friends.
Manager Barry Geyton.