Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bilston Town 5-4 Wellington Amateurs

24/08/16 19:45 Bilston Town Community 5-4 Wellington Amateurs

Not going to go into detail on tonight’s match as there are many of us who might not survive reliving that second half!

At times we looked as good as Barcelona Under 14’s, at times we looked like the Keystone Cops Reserves but it goes without saying that the last minute winner from Kizza Clarke was more welcome than a cold beer in the Sahara……the relief on the field was evident, the get out of jail card was played on a night it should never have been needed.

Hopefully the winning goal will turn the tide and give the lads the confidence to bolt the doors shut when ahead in games although any neutrals in the stands will be hoping for more of the same, one thing we can’t be accused of is taking money at the gate and not providing value for money.

That said, we will happily take a couple of boring 1-0 wins just to get the blood pressure back down to somewhere near normal…….so it’s nine at the back and Kizza up front on Saturday at Wellington then!

Thanks for the support as ever, stick with Scott and the lads as we ride this August rollercoaster!

Article taken from Bilston Towns Official Facebook. (c) Bilston Town Community.

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AFC Bridgnorth 3-3 Bilston Town

16/08/16 19:45 AFC Bridgnorth 3-3 Bilston Town Community

So where do you start with this game of two halves?

After withstanding early pressure involving cross after cross into the Bilston box, Dan Elwell fired home to give the visitors the lead after growing into the game and looking dangerous on a few occasions prior to the goal.

Kizza Clarke then bagged a second for the visitors and with the home side looking vulnerable, Dan Elwell popped up with the best goal of the night, controlling a long goal kick before firing home from 20 yards out.

The second half was a different story and there is no doubt the substitute Bridgnorth winger caused most of the problems for the Steelmen, bagging a goal early in the half to bring the home side back into the game and a real threat for most of the second half.

With just under 20 minutes to go, and just moments after Matty Barnett had gone close to a 4th, the home side scored again to set up a frantic finale.

With just over 10 minutes left the equaliser arrived with a header into the far corner of the Bilston net, again shortly after Bilston went close with Tshane Clayton heading just over the bar.

The Steelmen held out for the remaining 10 minutes for a point that could so easily have been 3 – but while the focus may be on giving up two points from a very strong position at half-time, we must look at the positives and get behind the youngsters as they face these harsh lessons.

Nobody said it was easy being a Bilston fan!

Next up is Shifnal Town at Queen Street on Saturday, see you there!

Article taken from Bilston Towns Official Facebook. (c) Bilston Town Community.

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Bilston Town 4-2 Stone Old Alleynians

06/08/16 15:00 Bilston Town Community 4-2 Stone Old Alleynians

A good day all round at Queen Street for the opening fixture versus Stone Old Alleynians which also saw the Steelmen ‘launch’ their new fence and facilities with numerous invited guests and friends.

The new fence was officially unveiled by June Bowkley, wife of former Bilston legend Kenny Bowkley and we had match day mascots via Kelsey and Anya Barrington as well as the girls’ father, Andrew Barrington joining us to unveil the Greenhous VW signage recently installed at the ground.

After such high profile pre-match ‘entertainment’ the onus was on the team to carry that feel good factor onto the pitch, and they delivered with interest!

In fact, the first half hour could have seen us out of sight and Stone throwing in the towel, such was the high tempo, attack minded style of play we were witness to.

The front three, of Kizza, Jayden and Keighnan – orchestrated by the creative play of Matty Barnett – saw Stone tackling shadows!

Goals from Kizza and Keighnan put us 2-0 within fifteen minutes with further opportunities hitting the bar, hacked off the line, or saved, as Bilston cut Stone open almost at will.

We couldn’t increase that lead and just before the break, Stone pulled a goal back and when they levelled five minutes into the second half we wondered if we’d pay the price for those spurned chances.

But credit to this new look side, they recovered, regained control and as the half wore on, took control once more and when Dan Elwell made it 3-2 with seven minutes remaining, it was no more than The Steelmen deserved.

In the final moments, with Stone pushing forward for the equaliser, Kizza broke away, bore down on goal and was only denied by being brought down in the box.

He picked himself up to convert the spot kick to give the final score line of 4-2, a more realistic look.

All in all, a good day down at Queen Street, well done to Scott and his new lads, a new dawn rises over Bilston.

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Article and image taken from Bilston Towns Official Facebook. (c) Bilston Town Community/ThreeFiveThree Photography.

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