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Dudley Town 1-7 Bilston Town

18/02/17 15:00 Dudley Town 1-7 Bilston Town Community

They say that it’s not a defeat that matters but how a team reacts to that defeat and, after the mauling received last week, the Steelmen showed real character to rout a bewildered Dudley side.

The hosts were simply worn down to the point of submission by the determined Bilston lads, urged on by the tremendous Orange Army.

A bright start was rewarded after fifteen minutes with a slick move putting Roland in on goal only to see him brought down before he could pull the trigger but, despite a bit of gamesmanship by the Dudley ‘keeper, Roland gave him no chance with the penalty.

That lead though, lasted just a minute, as Dudley applied a good finish to a right side move to level the scores and the next ten minutes saw Dudley have their best spell of the game, though they couldn’t add to that solitary goal.

On half hour, Jayden swung in a right wing corner, Todd got a flick to it and Luke was at the far post to slam the ball home to restore our lead and, just three minutes later, Aaron Hughes extended that lead hitting a screaming shot from 25 yards that crashed back off the bar, struck the keeper (who was still diving for the original shot) and nestled into the net – would be harsh to deny Aaron the goal after a shot like that (Eddie take note!)

The second half really was one-way traffic.

With confidence high, the lads really put some lovely football together and Roland got the killer fourth goal just before the hour mark and any semblance of resistance from Dudley faded from there on in.

‘Bully’ capped a great individual performance by going past his full back, cutting inside to beat another defender, then ‘megsing’ the keeper to make it five.

Jayden netted the sixth and Roland completed his hat trick in stoppage time.

A great response to our heaviest defeat of the season was to go out and secure our biggest win of the season which rewarded the traveling Orange Army who, again, turned out in numbers to cheer the lads on.

We actually have a home game next week, against Bridgnorth, hope to see you there.

Well done Scott and the lads – yet again, a pleasure to watch.

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

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Stone Old Alleynians 2-2 Bilston Town

04/02/17 15:00 Stone Old Alleynians 2-2 Bilston Town Community

Another great away day display from The Steelmen where their determination and attitude saw them comeback from a harsh 0-2 scoreline to deservedly take a point in what was a great game of football to watch.

Stone are a big, well organised side and we played some good football to edge the first half but just couldn’t capitalise on the chances we had.

Lewis twice had opportunities to take us into the half time break in the lead, firstly charging down an attempted clearance from their keeper and heading the loose ball just wide, then, just before the break, a slick move saw him break free of his marker and with the keeper committed, Lewis lifted the ball over the keeper but wide of the post.

At that point it was an enthralling game to watch but too close a contest to actually enjoy watching – if that makes sense!!

Five minutes after the restart and the deadlock was broken, in Stones favour, when a deep corner was met with a looping header that lofted over everyone but under the bar.

Harsh, as we were playing as good a game as we have all season, but this is the ‘new’ Bilston, Steelmen with a capital ‘S’, and we raised the tempo still further so it was gutting that, just on the hour, despite all play being around the Stone goal, a long clearance from their keeper was headed on and then buried by their striker to double the lead – cruel in the extreme.

But, as already stated, this is the new Bilston and we simply upped the game again.

Scott threw caution to the wind, bringing on Jayden, Taimoor and new signing ‘Bully’ and, urged on by the fantastic travelling Orange Army, we went for the throat and, with fifteen minutes left, slick passing down the left saw a low cross met by Roland to halve the deficit – game on!

With Stone wasting time at every opportunity the referee made it clear at ninety minutes he would be playing over six minutes stoppage time.

Four of those minutes had lapsed when Matty, Roland and Bully linked up on the left with another low cross being hammered home by Taimoor to complete the comeback and earn a much deserved point with a great display of both ability and determination – proper Steelmen stuff!!

Most of the Orange Army hung around to applaud the lads rom the pitch after their warm down – a great show of unity all round.

A nice easy game next week, away to League leaders, Haughmond, see you there!

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

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Bilston Town 2-1 Dudley Town

28/01/17 15:00 Bilston Town Community 2-1 Dudley Town

A game that was more a functional performance than the flamboyancy we’ve seen in the previous couple of games but, despite the lack of tempo or urgency we’ve become accustomed to, The Steelmen dominated the entire game – save the last five minutes – without ever needing to get out of second gear.

Perhaps that comfort zone was more damaging than it was good, as the cutting edge appeared somewhat blunt with a number of quality passages of play just lacking that ruthless finishing touch.

Matty, Taimoor and Lewis were a constant threat with Mohammed and Ross dictating in the middle of the park and, on numerous occasions, terrific interplay deserved a better finish.

It took thirty minutes before the deadlock was broken with Matty and Jake working well down the right side before Lewis stole a yard on his maker to slip the cross past the despairing keeper.

The second half was much of the same and, on the hour, it appeared the game was put to bed when Ross calmly stroked home from the penalty spot to double the lead.

Several chances were created after that but not taken and, when Dudley halved the deficit with five minutes remaining, converting a pinball situation in our box, it created a nervous last give minutes as Dudley suddenly sensed there was a point available.

We had to dig in and hold on to maintain the three points though, in truth, if only half our chances had been converted we would have won with ease.

Another three points, ten from a possible twelve now, some good football played in parts but it just highlights that the harder we work, the better we are.

On to Stone next week now – see you there!

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

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Bilston Town 3-1 Port Vale

19/10/16 19:45 – Bilston Town Community 3 Port Vale 1

Martin Foyle, Tony Naylor, Robbie Earle, Ian Taylor, Robin van der Laan, Robbie Williams…….your boys took one hell of a beating!

Okay, some may say it was only the Staffordshire Senior Cup and that it was only Vale’s youth lads but they are full-time footballers who train every day so the boys in orange had to dig deep to match them on the park.

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There is nothing that can be said that can take away the achievement tonight as every single lad in a Bilston shirt can be more than proud of being part of a historic victory here at Queen Street, we don’t often get the chance to face football league opponents and tonight we grabbed it with both hands.

Everyone played their part, a full shift for 90 minutes was required for the Steelmen to have any opportunity to stay in the game and each and every one delivered on a memorable night for the near 200 strong crowd.

Despite going a goal behind from a penalty with just over 20 minutes to go, the Orange Army swarmed into the 2nd round with Lewis Archer grabbing the equaliser after Ross Clarke’s free-kick caused chaos in the Vale box and then Jayden McCalla slotted under the advancing keeper to put the home side on the verge of victory.

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As the visitors pushed for an equaliser it was left for Kizza Clarke to lob the keeper as the striker advanced towards goal and the night was complete, another famous night in the club history.

The 2nd round gives us a trip to Newcastle Town which is scheduled for Tuesday 6th December although they have a league fixture that night so we are awaiting confirmation of the date.

Thanks to all who came to support the lads tonight, lets hope some of the new faces who came along will be keen to return after witnessing a truly disciplined performance on a big night for the club.

See you Saturday when Black Country Rangers head into town – 3pm the kick-off.

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

Images taken from Adji The Groundhopper (C) https://adjithegroundhopper.wordpress.com/

 

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Bilston Town Vs Port Vale

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October 16, 2016 · 10:25 pm

Wellington Amateurs 0 Bilston Town 2

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!

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

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Bilston Town 5-0 Gornal Athletic

14/09/16 19:45 Bilston Town Community 5-0 Gornal Athletic

STEELMEN IN CLEAN SHEET SHOCKER!

After a month that has seen more goals than a Match of the Day compilation DVD, the Steelmen finally put the stop signs up in front of their own goal on route to a 5-0 win over bottom side Gornal Athletic.

First half goals from Lewis Archer, Alex Brogan, Daniel Elwell and Kizza Clarke from the spot saw the home side 4 goals ahead at the break – but we have been here before haven’t we so no chickens were being counted with 45 minutes still to play.

The second half saw great work rate all round as the lads battled to protect the lead – and when Kizza put away his second penalty of the night, the points were sealed while at the other end the lads defended the goals against column, showing Steelmen grit and determination.

Credit to all tonight, in very warm temperatures there was a full shift from everyone involved, the work rate cannot be faulted and the team spirit appears to be building nicely – lets hope for more of the same when Smethwick visit on Saturday.

Well done lads.

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

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