Game 20 – Continental Star 1 Stourport Swifts 2 19/9/2015

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A poor day today for me but in the end the game just about salvaged something for me.  had intended to watch Charlemont Star in the morning but due to this chronic bad back I have been suffering I decided to treat myself to some extra bed rest. So after a little research I decided to do a Birmingham AFA cup game and singled out Norton Canes FC who were playing a side called Bluepool. So off I set for a 2.30 kick off just like last weeks game I had seen, to arrive at Yates Social where Norton Canes play to be told it had actually kicked off at 2pm and I Had missed two goals with the score at 1-1. I have to say I didn’t like the ground much , a single railed pitch on one side flanked by a caravan car park (travellers?)  and some dilapidated former shelter. So I decided to leave and rush to Continental Star, a team a lot of the time I really cannot be arsed to see after seeing them so many times in the past but it was my closest option apart from Pelsall.

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When I arrived at Dales Lane, I found admission had increased since my last visit to £6 , I presume to keep up with Rushalls rent demands.I cannot really see how a side like Star keep going with very minimal support. Star have also changed their kit from yellow to a fluorescent strip. Their opponents today were Stourport Swifts who were very impressive but wasted to many chances. They took the lead though on 19 minutes when James Gordon controlled the ball before lashing the ball into the roof of the net from 8 yards. The rest of the first half saw a lot of huffing a puffing but to conviction in the Swifts attack.

Norton Canes FC

Norton Canes FC

Norton Canes

Norton Canes

In the second half , things continued to go the same way with Swifts well on top and increased their lead through Robinson who scored with a long range stunner from outsider the box that screamed into the top corner, Swifts then hit the bar from close range as they desperately tried to increase their lead. Despite being on top all game the Swifts did concede in the 78th minute, when the ball was played to a Star substitute who fired home low from the right corner of the box.Swifts desperately defended for the last 12 minutes , in what was Star’s best period of the game. Continental Star drop to the bottom of the Midland Premier after this result , while Swifts move up to 4th.

Admission – £6  Attendance -52

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