Winter Sheild 2017
Harsthill Strollers v Birmngham over 60's
Sunday 15th January at Summerhill School
Result:- Hartshill 1 – Birmingham 1
The game opened with Strollers doing most of the attacking with John Cooper making several unsuccessful attempts on goal; the pressure eventually paid off with the Strollers goal coming from John Cooper. Birmingham came back in the later period of the first half.
1 – 0 at the break.
Birmingham started much brighter in the second half and put some pressure on the strollers defence; this eventually resulted in a defender stepping in the box with the referee (Mark Glazier) awarding a penalty to Birmingham. Goalie Dave Seddon made a superb save diving low to his right.
About midway through the second half there was some 'afters' between stroller's Steve nicholls and an opponent; the ref had no hesitation in sending both players off the field.
Late Birmingham pressure was rewarded with a goal and the game ended in a 1 – 1 draw.
Squad: Dave Seddon; John Green; Barry Geyton; Steve Nicholls; Richard Delehaye; John Cooper;
Following this game we held a friendly match for the over 65 team again versus a 65+ team from Birmingham.
Birmingham took an early lead and were always in command with just a few rare chances to Strollers. Late in the first half a long range speculative shot from Richard Delehaye took a wicked deflection and and bounced beyond the goalkeeper for a Strollers equalizer.
The second half saw Birmingham build on their superiority and went on to score 3 further goals.
Strollers 1 – Birmingham 4.
Squad;- Dave Seddon; Bernard Bustin; Les Evans; Richard Delehaye; Bob Haywood; Mick Burdis; John Moore.