4th October – Review and Predictions

A shorter review and preview this week.

Last week saw Saint Michael overcome St Andrews Netherton 4-3 to maintain their impressive 100% start to the season. They come up against Connect Sports this week and should they win that then must start coming under consideration for the title. It’s early days in the season but are they the new Leicester City. Connect probably need to get something from this game to enhance their title credentials. I will be awaiting this result with a lot of interest.

Amblecote Nomads had their first win of their season snatched away from them with the last kick of the game last week when drawing 3-3 with Rowley College. The last kick of the game being a penalty for Rowley to grab a point. However, it’s their first point of the season, now, can they build on it against St Andrews Netherton ? It may be a bit early in the season to clash this as a relegation clash but both teams sit at the bottom of the table, so yes, at this moment in time this could be a decisive match for either side.

It’s unusual to see Clarendon lose such has been their dominance of recent seasons. But like the leaves falling off the trees when Autumn comes around maybe this is the wrong season for them having already lost 2 games out of their 3 matches so far. They travel to face City Church but my mind has wandered off from the match and quickly thought ‘will the games at Rowheath be on with all the rain we have had’ ?  I hope so. City Church are also languishing near the bottom having 1 point from their 2 games. Having looked at that I am mindful to change my prediction ! Bit no, I will stick with it.

Just one game in Division Two sees Selly Oak Methodist host Delph Athletic and again I wonder if this will be played. Selly Oak are continuing to struggle whilst Delph will be looking to take advantage that other Clubs near the top are not playing in the League. I think that they will be out on their own at the top after tomorrows matches.

Only 4 Divisional matches being played because the road to the League Cup Final starts this weekend. The First Round sees 3 fixtures being scheduled so that the next round will consist of 16 teams. The Second Round has already been drawn and is visible on the League Cup Page in the Fixtures/Results Section.

Brierley Hill A.O.G had a convincing win last week and none more so than Nathan Flavell who scored all 6 of the Hill’s goals. When you have someone who knows where the net is you are never out of contention. Again, having written this I am mindful to change my forecast. Last week saw Dudley Lions team talk fail regarding keeping an eye on prolific strikers. Do so again and they will not be progressing.

We do have a Division One versus Division Two tie in newly promoted Corinthians S.K hosting Monyhull Church. Corinthians have settled well in Division one and last weeks 5-2 win over Clarendon will give then lots of confidence going into this match. I mentioned about goal scorers earlier and Monyhull do possess a goal scoring threat. Another game that has me now thinking that maybe I should do my write up before my predictions !

The last match in the Cup sees last seasons losing finalists, Charlemont Star host Chawn Hill Church who have won the Cup numerous times but the last time being back in the year 2000. I think this will be very tight game.

Last weeks challenger, Steve Knight from Chawn beat me 4-3 meaning the Club Secretaries currently lead 19-17.

Thanks to Steve Helsdon for being this weeks Prediction Challenger.

 

4th October, 2019
Neil Kovacs
League Cup
Charlemont Star 1 Chawn Hill Church 2
Corinthians S.K 3 Monyhull Church 1
Dudley Lions 2 Brierley Hill A.O.G 1
*******
Division One
Amblecote Nomads 2 St Andrews Netherton 4
City Church 2 Clarendon 2
Saint Michael 1 Connect Sports 3
*******
Division Two
Selly Oak Methodist 0 Delph Athletic 4
*******
*******
Club Secretary (Steve Helsdon from St Thomas’ Aldridge)
League Cup
Charlemont Star 2 Chawn Hill Church 1
Corinthians S.K 4 Monyhull Church 2
Dudley Lions 3 Brierley Hill A.O.G 0
*******
Division One
Amblecote Nomads 2 St Andrews Netherton 5
City Church 0 Clarendon 3
Saint Michael 2 Connect Sports 3
*******
Division Two
Selly Oak Methodist 1 Delph Athletic 4

 

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