8th July 2018 BCWFL League Cup at Bedworth
Hartshill were drawn in a group with sides from Bedworth Utd, Coleshill Town and Birmingham WFC. On a baking hot day with temperatures in the region of 30 degrees, Hartshill started brightly against Bedworth and quickly raced into a 2 goal lead with goals from Steve Nicholls and John Cooper, and although there were numerous chances, no more goals.
Our second and third group games were tight affairs both ending 0-0. The group finished with Hartshill and Coleshill at the top with identical points and goals so a coin was tossed Barry Geyton called heads and Hartshill claimed 1st place. The semi- final matched Hartshill with the other Coleshill team in a game of few chance that finished 0-0 and so went to penalties. Again Hartshill won the toss and elected to go second in the shoot-out. Paul Roche Hartshill goalkeeper was the hero saving the 1st penalty. Hartshill scored all 5 penalties to progress to the final. Scorers were: Richard Delahaye, Steve Nicholls, John Cooper, Dave Seddon & Barry Geyton .
The final against a Birmingham side featuring many of their 1st choice players also ended without goals and also went to penalties. This time Hartshill lost the toss and had to go second. Paul Roche was again the hero saving one and doing enough to put the player off who shot wide. Hartshill kept the same order for the penalties. This time the shoot out went all the way after Steve Nicholls was unlucky as his spot kick hit the bar and rebounded wide of the goal. Scorers were: Richard Delahaye, John Cooper, Dave Seddon & Barry Geyton.
This was a fantastic effort by the Magnificent Seven: Paul Roche, Dave Seddon, Barry Geyton, Tony Drew, Steve Nicholls, Richard Delahaye, John Cooper