|Date||18 February 2017|
|Venue||Small Heath Leisure Centre|
|Result||W 4 - 1|
In a week when both our 2nds and 5ths had no league fixtures, a combined 3.454th team was pleased to have a fixture against Yardley 2nds. Yardley had a number of young players ably supported by a couple of experienced defenders and well led by the significant presence of their captain. The game proved to be competitive, and we created our best moments when we moved the ball into space early to take advantage of the off the ball running by Sam Buckley and Chris Nightingale.
We took the lead from a rare goal by Alex Thompson, added a goal from a short corner by Chris Nightingale and another from open play by Simon Heron; half time 3 - 0 up, but we were wary of being caught out by some the of skill on display from the Yardley players and their determination.
Into the second half and a clinical short corner strike from Chris Tibble took us to 4 - 0 before a similarly clinical short corner strike by the Yardley captain made it 4 - 1; and that is how the game finished.