With a small amount of holidaytime, I took in my first Sunday league game in a long while as I took in my pal Leighavfc’s Sunday league outfit the KGB Allstars who ply their trade in the Senior Amateur League which Is part of the Birmingham Festival League.
They were away at fellow strugglers Great Barr who are one from bottom. This took place on Ray Hall Lanes side pitch in the shadow of the M5 Motorway. Great Barr in the dark green fielded a bare squad with just ten starters and 2 of those were in multicoloured shirts .
KGB couldn’t have hoped for a better day as Rangers were woeful. KGB in the fluorescent strip took the lead on 6 minutes when John Hawthorne found space to turn and shoot.It was 2-0 on 14 minutes, after Rangers impressive keeper made a good save the ball spilled to Nathan Preston who put in the rebound. The game was beyond Rangers on 33 minutes, when a low ball from the left of box was bundled into his own net in a comedy error. On 39 minutes, a deep ball into the box from the right, was met by a connection by Callum Dowler that squeezed under the keeper.The referee decided to call halftime after 41 minutes for some reason.
At half time, we had stroll around the pitch, there is a ramshackle field housing horses behind the goal. KGB couldn’t muster the fire power of the second half but managed to add two more. After bringing another fine save out of Rangers keeper, Jason Madden swept in the loose ball. The final goal was probably the best from a 30 yard free kick, which was struck by Kevin Reid for a decent finish.All in all an enjoyable Sunday league game, which usually I cannot do due to work so made a nice change on a winter morning but I somehow feel KGB won’t find many sides worse than Great Barr Rangers to play.