Since joining the league it was only a matter of time before Wednesbury were competing at the top of Division One and in our first league game against them we knew they would have a point to prove. We went in with a strong team although missing Lutwyche in the goal, luckily we managed to get Morton to cover as an emergency signing who played very well in tricky conditions.
We started up the hill and against a strong wind, but put in our best performance for a number of weeks. We largely kept a very good Wednesbury front line at bay, although they did force a number of corners and half chances, as well as enjoying good possession in midfield. At the same time we carved out a number of excellent chances to extend our lead on the break, which had been given to us by a calm Locke finish following a good run by Coleman on around 15 minutes. However some lax finishing meant that it was only 1 v 0 at half time. HT 1 v 0
Having battled first half we were able to exert much more pressure at the start of the second and once we forced a second through a Tink header from an excellent Harris corner we took the game away from Wednesbury, scoring regularly. Firstly a huge kick from Morton got taken over the defender in the wind and Wiedeman cut in from the left and slotted in. We then made a couple of changes which allowed Wednesbury to get back into the game and create a number of good chances ,and although Wiedeman added a fourth to settle nerves they made it 4 v 1 when our defence were too slow to react following a great Morton save and the ball was squared for an easy finish. This led to more pressure from Wednesbury as they sensed they could find a way back into the game with 15 minutes left, however a great passing moved found Tink on the right who beat his man and chipped the keeper from a tight angle (Having taken myself off I will give him this one as deliberate as I had a great view!), great finish!
Overall it was a fantastic performance, much improved on previous weeks. A long trip to Renewal Solihull next week who we have not played for a number of years so it will be an interesting game.