02/04/2016 – WMRL – Bilston Town 1 Malvern Town 2
Not for the first team this season the Steelmen didn’t get the rewards their endeavours deserved, against high flying visitors, Malvern Town, in Scott’s first game in charge at Queen Street.
Malvern started the game at a high tempo and were perhaps surprised that their efforts were more than matched by the men in orange, who hassled, chased and tackled as though their lives depended on it.
As the half wore on so Bilston posed the visitors problems of their own with Danny Moy breaking clear to bear down on goal, only to be clipped out of his stride before he could get a shot off but certainly Danny was a regular thorn in their side.
The deadlock was broken on the half hour, when some good build up play was completed with clinical finishing to give the visitors the lead.
No heads dropped despite that setback, in fact, Bilston upped the tempo still further with Lewis Archer’s pace seeing him break free, only to pull his shot wide of the post.
Within five minutes of going behind Bilston were level again, Danny Moy again beating his marker only to be felled in the box to earn a penalty, which Lewis Archer despatched with ease, taking the teams in all square at half time, 1-1.
The second half was very much in the same mould as the first, with Malvern starting strongly, while Bilston was resolute in their efforts to deny them the time and space they wanted – perhaps expected.
Both sides created chances but, in similar fashion to the first half, Malvern took the lead thirty minutes in with a deep cross from the right being met with a looping header that sent it back in the direction it came, over Getz and into the corner of the net.
Once again, Bilston upped the ante, throwing on Kyle Wainwright and Tom Piggott in search of the equaliser and it so nearly came late in the game, Piggo twice shooting just over the bar as Malvern spent the latter stages of the game defending deep to preserve their lead, a task they managed to do, however undeservedly.
A good performance though, feisty and determined, which the crowd responded to.
We have a huge game Wednesday night at Wellington Amateurs, if we can repeat that level of performance, the rewards will come.
It would be great to see the Orange Army at Wellington on Wednesday – Bilston aye we!
Article taken from Bilston Towns Official Facebook.