I popped into Perry Barr Hub ground to catch the first half of this game in the festival league with my daughter. After suffering pain I cane home but the first half was fairly enjoyable. Continental in the yellow wnf red were 3 0 up when I left at half time but the half was more even that the scoreline suggests. Continental took the lead shooting in at the near post. Their second goal came when they beat a defender before slotting beyond the keeper. The final goal came when they cut in from the left , skipped around the keeper before rolling the ball in.
Attendance – 3
Connect will scratch their heads on how they lost this game against a poor Selly Oak side. I was happy to do a game as i have been quite poorly the last 2 weeks with severe sciatica that has been driving me round the bend .This morning I decided to visit the South Birmingham suburb of Bournville to see Top of the Christian League 2 Selly Oak who play at the Rowheath Pavillion which is essentially a playing field but not a bad one at all. The visitors today were recently relegated Connect who I watched lose 9 1 last week.
Selly Oak had won their opening 2 games and started with a 17-1 win so I thought goals would be on the cards. On the other pitch Moneyhull were entertaining Charlemont Star and as I passed I saw Charlemont take the lead. Sadly, the game I saw wasn’t the goalfest I had hoped.
Connect in the green strip, completely destroyed a very poor and abject Selly Oak side in the first half but with respect to Connect they are hopeless finishers and wasted their 20 or so opportunities time after time , they were also given a hand when Selly Oak went down to 10 men , their number 8 sent off for bad language.
HT Selly Oak … 0 Connect Sports …0
As they say, if you don’t take your chances you will be punished as Connect collapsed when a shockingly poor penalty was given by beleaguered referee. Soon it was 2-0 , taking the ball around the keeper and tapping home as Connect couldn’t believe what was happening. It was 3-0 after with a bullet header from a corner.
Connect got a goal from a substitute with a chip across goal but they were done again by hopeless keeping , a tame effort was fumbled into the net by Connects keeper. All in all Connect really need to put chances away as they have a massive losing mentality and will winder how they lost this game. Selly Oak really surprised me at how poor they were but obviously they will be delighted they won.
Midland League Division two leaders NKF continued their form against a spirited Borough side. Another new ground, the Mettis Aerospace club , a nice little ground behind a social club with a small area of covered standing and a small burger bar.
NKF in the orange took the lead on 14 minutes prodding in at close range. On 29 minutes, NKF scored from the penalty spot putting the ball to the keepers right. Borough scored with a shot from about 14 yards before the break . The second half was a drab affair and NKF got a goal from a break down the right , finishing a good move from close range.
Admission – free Attendance – 80ish
After a brief absence from football watching, I returned by turning up at Coseley Leisure centre for this game in the West Midlands Christian League. Last season, I visited whipping boys Connect quite regularly for some goal whoring. Connect have recruited several new players but it seems to have made no difference.
This is a basic set up at the back of the leisure centre, couple of pitches and trees but little else. We were serranaded by a brass band playing in the distance during the game and the weather was very mixed with frequent showers.
Hope in the blue were ahead on 6 minutes, from a corner they smashed in a fierce volley. They were 2-0 up on 41 minutes, from another corner ,hope put it into the top corner. Suprisingly Connect got a gosl before half time bundling a shot into the bottom corner but it was all downhill from there.
They made it 3 1 with a shot from the right, then 4 1 after a shot came off the post the rebound was stuffed in. It was 5 1 from low shot before it was 6 1 shooting into the top corner. It was 7 1 from a placed shot beyond the keeper after a cross from.the right. Then it was 8 1 a player meeting a shot on the half volley that bounced up over the keeper. The final goal came from a special overhead kick compounding a miserable day for dismal Sports.
Apologies for the slow period I gave just been very busy. Took the kids to Brean last week and I have been suffering from a very bad back that has kept me off work. Hopefully I’ll get back to normal soon and get some proper football action on the blog . If you are still following comment on this post say hi and give a shoutout
Yesterday i attended this fixture In the Lea James Cup between two Midland League Division 3 sides at Boldmere Social. I have done the ground many times before but after leaving my nephews birthday party after 2 it left me with little option’s.
CT Shush in the yellow are a side I know very little about and what is the name about? If any one can enlighten me. CT looked better early on but did nothing with there possession. Boldmere took the lead with a overhead kick after the ball came back in after a cross from the left . They added a late goal to extend their lead but this was a largely uninspiring game.
Attendance – 30 h/c