Sandwell United 0-5 St Matthew’s Walsall

A shortened (and delayed) match report from us this week due to work commitments.

Saturday’s game was a strange one. Not the best conditions, Sandwell United only starting with 8 players (boosted to 9 after a few minutes, this including Myles in goal!), it was difficult for our players to get in the right frame of mind for the game.

To their credit, Sandwell actually came out of the blocks quicker than ourselves without really troubling our goalkeeper. We started to get into our stride around the 20 minute mark yet goals when they came were quite scruffy, one from a corner and a rebound from a save for the goalkeeper.

Better goals followed courtesy of Hathaway and Humpage and it was 4-0 at half time.

Humpage went on to complete his hat-trick in the early stages of the second half before we tried our best to self destruct by having 2 players sent off for not following the golden rule of the WMCFL, even though they’ve been told on countless occasions.

The game petered out to finish 5-0. A game played in good spirits for the most part. Credit to the Sandwell United team who never stopped, they have the makings of a good side if they can get 12/13 lads there every single week. Also, credit to the officials who all did well and we have no complaints at all with the 2 dismissals.

So onwards and upwards, hopefully a few lessons learnt and on to the challenge of Zion City on Saturday.

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