Received 1 match report so far from the ever reliable Pete Bennett from Rowley but it is in Division 2 where I start this weeks review, (off on nights in a bit so it may be in 2 parts).
Performance of the week without a shadow of a doubt has to be St Thomas’ Aldridge drawing 4-4 with St Matthew’s Walsall. A tremendous result as St Matt’s sit mid-table, only a couple of wins off 2nd place with a few games in hand and have only previously dropped points against Zion City. In St Thomas’ position it may not have been a win and 3 points but the single point they got means a win would take them off the bottom. So imagine how their lads must have felt at half time, bottom of the table, just 1 win all season and 4-0 down against St Matt’s. I’m not sure about performance of the week but it’s probably 45 mins of performance of the season, 2 goals for Luke Helsdon, 1 each for Jordan Sedgwick and Joseph Moriarty for the Aldridge lads meant the game finished 4-4. Quite a comeback for the bottom placed lads!
If St Matt’s are aiming for the top it could still be an important point gained though, as leaders Maple Leaf Rovers Q.M.C suffered only their 2nd defeat in Div 2 at the hands of Zion City, who themselves should be classed as Champion contenders. Oritse Jarrett for Zion and Kiran Kellman for Maple Leaf both scored twice but other goals for Thomas Queensborough, Darren Hill, Amrik Sanghera and Leigh Edwards for Zion City means they move into 2nd place only 2 points behind yesterdays opponents with a game in hand.
Brierley Hill A.O.G lose ground on the top teams being beaten by Corinthians S.K. Daniel Byrne and Philip Bostock scoring for Corinthians in their 2-1 win at South Rd, Josh Smith scoring the Hill’s goal. 3rd to 8th are only separated by 3 points so this result keeps Corinthians in touch with the other teams thinking about promotion.
A convincing 7-2 away win over Living Hope Church United keeps Saint Michael in that pack. Lukasz Liberadski hitting the net 3 times for his hat-trick. Rob normally sends a report in so look out for that. So a result that keeps Saint Michael in the hunt but probably ends Living Hopes hopes of getting promoted with this being their 5th consecutive defeat.
Part 2, with Pete’s report and hopefully some more, may follow tomorrow or Tuesday, but I’m off on night shifts now so following in Ed’s style……..More To Follow