Monthly Archives: November 2016

Pegasus Juniors 0-1 Bilston Town

19/11/16 15:00 – Pegasus Juniors 0 Bilston Town Community 1

A single strike from Dan Elwell, fifteen minutes into the game, secured a fully deserved three points for The Steelmen at high flying Pegasus, which is never an easy place to get points from.

If Dan’s goal decided the outcome, the game was won by fourteen players who chased and harried every ball, contested every challenge and ran themselves into the ground for ninety six minutes.

This was the Bilston we’ve seen more and more of this season, a Bilston team proud to represent the Club, who outworked Pegasus, outfought Pegasus, and ultimately outplayed Pegasus.

We’re midway through a tough run of games but having taken a point at Wolves Sporting, deserving of a point last week against Malvern and having now taken all three points (and kept a clean sheet) at Pegasus, the lads can look at themselves and feel rightly proud – with the magic formula being the harder we work, the better we are!

In the opening ten minutes, Jayden twice went past his full back to get in good crosses, then on fifteen minutes, a through ball to Dan tempted the keeper to leave his box to clear but Dan, chasing hard, blocked the attempted clearance and ran the ball home.

Debut ‘keeper, Ben Holden fielded any balls into his area, with Luke and Todd in unbeatable form to protect him from any serious attempts on goal.

Billy and Rivaldo, two of the smallest players on the pitch, were huge in their selfless running and harassing, allowing Ross to dictate the play in the middle of the park.

Every player, whether mentioned by name here or not, played their part in securing our first ever points against Pegasus – home or away.

As the game closed out, we saw Corey Ensor come on to make his debut and it was also the first ‘official’ outing for Jack Weaver, our very own ‘Bilston Bear’ mascot!

A final mention – and thank you – to our wonderful travelling supporters who, again, helped the lads over the line with their vocal and encouraging support – it really is appreciated.

Onto Wednesday now with a league cup tie at Queen Street with Black Country Rangers the visitors before we get back on the coach for a trip to Ellesmere next Saturday – see you there!

Article taken from Bilston Town’s official Facebook account. (C) Bilston Town Community

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Wolves Sporting 1-1 Bilston Town

05/11/16 15:00 – Wolverhampton Sporting Community 1 Bilston Town Community 1

A tremendous team display from every Steelman on display saw Bilston earn a much deserved point at the title favourites in an enthralling encounter, thoroughly enjoyed and cheered on by the faithful Orange Army, who were rewarded for that support with 110% effort from every player out there.

The first half saw both sides going toe to toe with Todd Perry and Luke Davies formidable in the centre of defence, completely nullifying the threat of hot shot Westwood

Midway through the half, with Bilston every bit as dangerous as the home side, a good right sided move saw Keighnan Royles hit a sweet shot on the turn that beat Gettings in the Sporting goal only for the ball to canon off the cross bar.

Jayden McCalla and Adam Breeze were causing chaos for the home defence, ably supported by a hard working midfield and resolute defence and when Sporting finally breached that defence just before the break, Karl Frankham in the Bilston goal was more than equal to it with a smart save.

Goalless at half time the second half was equal to the first, in terms of creation and graft, was a pleasure to see and much appreciated from the Bilston supporters, who were easily out-cheering their home counterparts.

Just on the hour Sporting broke the deadlock with a left field move, their guy cutting inside to curl a shot into the far corner of Frankham’s goal but rather than allow their heads to drop, the lads regrouped and came again, coming close to equalising when Adam Breeze got in behind the defence, forcing an excellent stop from Gettings to deny him the goal.

With a unified determination that was a pleasure to watch, they finally got the equaliser they deserved, when Danny Elwell created confusion and hesitation in the sporting defence to pounce on that hesitation to rifle home the goal that saw the Orange Army ecstatic, and raise the volume still further.

The last ten minutes was a real hammer and tongue job with both sides going for the winner, Frankham twice being forced into impressive saves to maintain the scoreline though it would be wrong to say that Bilston were hanging on, they gave as good as they got for the whole ninety five minutes, a fact acknowledged by the Bilston support who stayed to cheer the lads off the field after the final whistle.

A great team effort, a great team performance and an indication of what can be achieved if these lads play for each other like that every game – bring on Stafford Rangers Wednesday night in the Walsall Senior Cup, 7.45pm at Queen Street – see you there!

Article taken from Bilston Town’s official Facebook account. (C) Bilston Town Community

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Smedley Crooke Memorial Cup News.

Following Boldmere’s expulsion from the Smedley Crooke Memorial Cup we now travel to COTON GREEN in the 2nd round on Wednesday 30th November 2016 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Full details of the venue and our opponents will be in future programmes and posted on this page nearer the time – for those curious, Coton Green play over the road from Drayton Manor Park.

** Official Announcement Via The Cup Committee **

Following the last fixture (Boldmere S&S Falcons -v- Bilston Town) it came to light that Boldmere S&S Falcons had fielded a player who had previously played for another team in this seasons competition. Rule 15(e) states that “in any one season a player shall not play for more than one competing club”.
The Management Committee have concluded that Boldmere S&S Falcons have been disqualified from this seasons competition for fielding an illegible player. Their place in Round 2 will now be filled by Bilston Town.

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