Thanks to Halesowen Zion and ref Graham Tolley for a decent runaround in the Spring sunshine this morning. Though at times it had that Friendly vibe it was also a useful opportunity both to tick over and try things out. We made a good start and might have scored early when first Matt Jones had a rasping drive well saved and later when Dave split their offside trap only to clear the bar. However, Halesowen remain a decent side and as we moved things around they moved into the game and took the lead just before half time. Turning around down the slope we were intent on getting back in the game and playing some half decent stuff without ever being convincing. It took a penalty to level it: Christie was pushed and despatched it! Though both sides tried neither quite did enough to win it. Best wishes to Dave and his lads for the run-in.