5th Team Vs West Bromwich 4

Date 14 January 2017
Team 5th Team
Opposition West Bromwich 4
Fixture Away
Venue Aston Uni
Start time 13:10
Result D 2 - 2
Time played
Match Report

The fifths arrived at a very cold Aston Uni pitch to play West Brom Fourths, against whom they had enjoyed a very competitive 4 - 4 draw in the first league game of the season. Returning to the team tradition of starting the team talk with introductions, Captain Hamilton set us up to press West Brom and push them back towards their own goal. We eventually achieved this, but not until we had conceded a number of short corners and gone 1 - 0 down as a result of a missed clearance from one of these. Once we got our act together we did push West Brom back into their own half and won a short corner; Richard Artist played a controlled pass toward the right of the goal, and James Fisher sped in to deflect the ball into the goal (might almost have been practised before the game....). OW continued to dominate the game, and early in the second half we took the lead with a well struck short corner by Nic Anderson. About 10 minutes to go and West Brom were awarded a short corner during one of their, by now, rare incursions into our defensive D; Steve Saunders made a good save from the first shot, but could not get to the second shot from the rebound. So a 2 - 2 draw this time and another competitive game. Special mention to Ben Wall, making his debut with Fifths and more than justifying his selection.

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