12th October, 2019

Connect Sports overcame current leaders. Saint Michael, quite convincingly last week running away 5-0 winners whereas their opposition this week,  Corinthians S.K, suffered the pain of being knocked out of the League Cup on penalties against Monyhull Church. I am going for Connect to continue their fine form with yet another win.

(A special mention for Robert Zaleski the Saint Michael Club Secretary who submitted a match report despite their defeat having not done so in their previous 4 matches, having won them all. It’s nice to see that even in defeat people send in a match report…. although I wouldn’t have minded some reports when they were winning as well hahaha).

Saint Michael face another tough test this week coming up against St Mary’s who I reckon will win, and if Connect also win then we will have 3 teams all on 12 points at the top of the table.

“the attacking players of St Andrews who, with 1 goal in 2 games appear to be a bit like a spent firework ?” Those were my words on the 28th September in Kovacs Kolumn. Well, last weeks 12-3 win over Amblecote Nomads has me wondering if St Andrews Netherton have finally found the answer to their goal scoring issues. I think I will know a little more after they play Chawn Hill Church, who should prove to be a tougher nut to crack. Chawn had a good win in the League Cup last week beating Charlemont Star. I said at the start of the season that I expected them to have a good season. For me this is a very interesting match. I’ve already done my prediction but may well change it by the end of typing this!

Charlemont Star will be looking to bounce back from their defeat and may well fancy their chances against a Rowley College side I had written off pre season. Rowley look to have enough goals in their side to prove me wrong, but at the moment the relegation area for me, will remain interesting until the last match of the season. I reckon Rowley will win this one though.

Amblecote Nomads are finding life tough in Division One being the only team in the whole league to come away with a win. Can they get it this week ? Well, they face City Church who will be riding high in confidence having managed to get their first win last week by beating Clarendon 2-0. Amblecote could get off the bottom of the table with a win but I think they will still be their after tomorrows match. (Thanks to City Church for sending me in their team photo last week, see below. It is also now on their Club Page and it would be nice to get team photos for all teams).

Division 2 teams take a break from their Divisional matches this week but will be busy playing in the Division 2 Cup matches. It was decided to introduce this Competition rather than have them just play each other more times in Divisional fixtures.This week sees the first week of these matches and for those teams that may already be thinking that promotion may be beyond them, the maybe Cup glory is there to be grasped. (Match Result stands at Full Time for the Group Stages… No Extra-Time or Penalties required).

Delph Athletic will be looking to recover what all others would have classed as a shock defeat to bottom placed Selly Oak Methodist last week. Again, thanks to Joshua for his match report which reflects that Selly Oak totally merited their win and that Delph need to up their game. They come up against Living Hope Church United who had a free week last weekend. Like Selly Oak, they are near the wrong end of the table. So could this be 2 surprise results regarding Delph ?

The other match in Group ‘A’ sees a repeat of last weeks fixture where Dudley Lions beat Brierley Hill A.O.G 3-2. Steve from Dudley sent in a match report and once again the insight gained from this leads me to conclude that this is going to be another close match. I am going for a reverse of last weeks match winners.

St Thomas Aldridge stay on top of the League courtesy of Selly Oaks win but the focus now is their Cup game against Christ Church Coseley.  I’ve just clicked into my prediction sheet to see what I had this down for and it was blank ! A draw it is then… hahaha !

An interesting game at Rowheath sees Monyhull Church, fresh from their win over Division One side Corinthians S.K last week face Selly Oak Methodist who got their first win of the season against high flying Delph. I went for a Selly Oak win but I am not sure they travel well ? Wonder what I decided ? Well, the Predictions are below… thanks to Phil Bostock from Corinthians S,K for being this weeks Challenger. I gained 1 point on the Club Secretaries last week scoring 4 points to Steve Helsdons 3, current running total is Club Secs 22, myself, 21.

 

12th October, 2019
Neil Kovacs
Division One
Charlemont Star 1 Rowley College 4
Chawn Hill Church 2 St Andrews Netherton 3
City Church 1 Amblecote Nomads 1
Corinthians S.K 1 Connect Sports 3
St Mary’s 3 Saint Michael 1
*******
Division 2 Cup Group ‘A’
Delph Athletic 2 Living Hope Church Utd 0
Dudley Lions 1 Brierley Hill A.O.G 2
*******
Division 2 Cup Group ‘B’
Monyhull Church 1 Selly Oak Methodist 2
St Thomas Aldridge 2 Christ Church Coseley 2
*******
*******
Club Secretary (Phil Deeley From Corinthians S.K)
Division One
Charlemont Star 3 Rowley College 1
Chawn Hill Church 1 St Andrews Netherton 3
City Church 4 Amblecote Nomads 2
Corinthians S.K 2 Connect Sports 2
St Mary’s 3 Saint Michael 1
*******
Division 2 Cup Group ‘A’
Delph Athletic 5 Living Hope Church Utd 2
Dudley Lions 1 Brierley Hill A.O.G 2
*******
Division 2 Cup Group ‘B’
Monyhull Church 3 Selly Oak Methodist 0
St Thomas Aldridge 3 Christ Church Coseley 2

 

 

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