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