15/10/16 15:00 Wellington Amateurs 0 Bilston Town 2
A much needed – and fully deserved – three points collected today with a solid team effort right across the board securing a 2-0 victory and a clean sheet for debut ‘keeper, Simon Hands, who made one outstanding second half save and organised the defence as well as dominating his box throughout the game.
After the initial start to the game Bilston pretty much dominated the first half and the only thing lacking was a goal to prove it until Charlie Hemmings picked up a loose clearance on the edge of the Wellington area and drilled a shot through a packed defence to give the Steelmen the lead they deserved.
Todd Perry doubled that lead when he rose high at the far post to head home from a corner ten minutes before the break and, just before the half ended, Dan Elwell thought he netted a third, breaking clear to draw the ‘keeper before dinking it over him but, as he was about to wheel away in celebration, a Wellington defender racing back somehow managed to hook it off the line.
The second half, as expected, saw Wellington start off in determined style and the opening ten or fifteen minutes saw them on the front foot but the Bilston defence, marshalled by Todd, was resolute and never looked like being breached.
After that initial rally, Bilston again took control of the half and the last ten minutes or so was particularly pleasing as they managed the game well, showing a little more nous than we’ve previously seen and were fully deserving of the points and the clean sheet.
Onto Wednesday now and no doubt after they hear of our result, Port Vale will be quaking in their boots at the thought of visiting Queen Street, home of The Steelmen!!
Get yourself down to this David v Goliath game just so you can tell your kids that you were there when Bilston beat Port Vale(?!).
7.45pm kick-off, spread the word, lets get the place packed out and rockin’ – Bilston Aye We!
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