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Queen Street Grandstand 1991-92


An image of Bilston Towns grandstand as it looked in 1991.


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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 untilĀ 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


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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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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Match Reports 06-04-16 to 16-04-16

Wellington Amateurs 3 Bilston Town 0

5 empty spaces on the subs bench tells the tale as the 11 lads who showed the commitment were left to plug gaps and play out of position.

Despite this, and after going a goal down early on, the lads dug in and had the better of the first half and we’re denied a penalty when Matty Barnett appeared to be fouled in the box.

The second half saw the home side go 2-0 ahead and, shortly after, Ryan Davies went off injured leaving the ten lads to battle on for the last half an hour.

The scoring was completed with a dubious penalty and that was that, with extra bodies available showing the commitment of the 11 who did show could have seen a different result.

Thanks to all who travelled to support the lads – much appreciated.

Taken from Bilston Town FCs official Facebook page.




Bilston Town 0 Bewdley Town 6

Bilston entertained fellow strugglers, Bewdley Town, hoping to bounce back from the midweek disappointment at Wellington Amateurs by securing the three points that would all but guarantee safety, in a game deemed winnable from those that remain.

However, after a first half that can, at best, be described as lack lustre, saw us come in 0-4 down and reduced to ten men, it became more a case of damage limitation rather than salvation, and when we were reduced to nine men mid way through the second half, it really was a case of watching through the cracks of your fingers, hoping the ref played minimal stoppage time!

The game ended 0-6, with an ominous trip to Bridgnorth next on the agenda next Saturday.

A reaction is required from everyone.


Prior to the home game against Bewdley Town, the Club were delighted to appoint local MP, Pat McFadden, as Honorary President of the Football Club in recognition of his work and support going back over many years.

When the club was dissolved in 2005, Pat was instrumental in getting local business involved and getting the club resurrected. It’s fair to say there might not be a Bilston Town Football Club, were it not for Pat.

Club Chairman Graham Hodson said, Since we took over the Club in 2009, Pat has been a staunch ally and a great source of support.

He has been MP for Bilston since 2005 and has proved a great ambassador for the Town in general and, as a football man, a great supporter of what we’ve tried to achieve.

To have him as our ambassador is a real coup for the club, and we’re delighted he could accept our invite to become Honorary President.


Taken from Bilston Town FCs official Facebook page.



AFC Bridgnorth 4 Bilston Town 2

After the debacle of last weeks defeat to Bewdley, much pride was restored today at Bridgnorth, as we saw a Bilston display more worthy of that famous Orange shirt.

Lets get one thing straight, there’s no shame in losing a game of football – as long as everyone gives 100%, and today, we saw 100% individual performances all over the park, culminating in a 110% team display, that the faithful travelling Orange Army responded to with encouragement.

Centre back pairing, Dave Arrowsmith and Luke Davies never lost a header, Paul Holden won tackle after tackle, Naveed always offered an ‘out ball’, Billy, Matty and Sam Brown chased, hassled and created, with skipper ‘Getz’ organising and encouraging from first whistle to last.

Every one of Bridgnorth’s goals was well crafted and taken with acute accuracy, no silly goals were conceded, but make no mistake, they needed to be at their best to force a win, on probably the worst pitch in the league!!

The Steelmen took the game to the home side, and went ahead after ten minutes, Paul Holden winning a ball, spraying it wide to the right, where Billy Morgan cut inside and finished calmly. On 25 minutes we so nearly doubled the lead, Alex Norris drilling a shot inches over, but just minutes later, the scores were level, a slick Bridgnorth move ending with a clinical volley to give Getz no chance.

it was 2-1 soon after, though a break in the build up was fortuitous, there was nothing lucky with the resulting finish.

The second half was a similar story, we created and came close. they created and increased their lead due to clinical finishing, first making it 3-1, then 4-1, before Kyle Wainwright reduced the deficit, and set up a rally that saw us several times go close.

Every player was applauded off the field at full time, and if that level of effort and pride can be repeated in the final five games, we’ll get a few of those elusive points that we all want. Every player can look in the mirror tonight and be pleased at what they see.

Next up is the Youth Team Final Monday night, 7.30pm at Stafford Rangers FC, lets see the Orange Army out in force.

Taken from Bilston Town FCs official Facebook page.

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Bilston Town 1-2 Malvern Town

02/04/2016 – WMRL – Bilston Town 1 Malvern Town 2

Not for the first team this season the Steelmen didn’t get the rewards their endeavours deserved, against high flying visitors, Malvern Town, in Scott’s first game in charge at Queen Street.

Malvern started the game at a high tempo and were perhaps surprised that their efforts were more than matched by the men in orange, who hassled, chased and tackled as though their lives depended on it.

As the half wore on so Bilston posed the visitors problems of their own with Danny Moy breaking clear to bear down on goal, only to be clipped out of his stride before he could get a shot off but certainly Danny was a regular thorn in their side.

The deadlock was broken on the half hour, when some good build up play was completed with clinical finishing to give the visitors the lead.

No heads dropped despite that setback, in fact, Bilston upped the tempo still further with Lewis Archer’s pace seeing him break free, only to pull his shot wide of the post.

Within five minutes of going behind Bilston were level again, Danny Moy again beating his marker only to be felled in the box to earn a penalty, which Lewis Archer despatched with ease, taking the teams in all square at half time, 1-1.

The second half was very much in the same mould as the first, with Malvern starting strongly, while Bilston was resolute in their efforts to deny them the time and space they wanted – perhaps expected.

Both sides created chances but, in similar fashion to the first half, Malvern took the lead thirty minutes in with a deep cross from the right being met with a looping header that sent it back in the direction it came, over Getz and into the corner of the net.

Once again, Bilston upped the ante, throwing on Kyle Wainwright and Tom Piggott in search of the equaliser and it so nearly came late in the game, Piggo twice shooting just over the bar as Malvern spent the latter stages of the game defending deep to preserve their lead, a task they managed to do, however undeservedly.

A good performance though, feisty and determined, which the crowd responded to.

We have a huge game Wednesday night at Wellington Amateurs, if we can repeat that level of performance, the rewards will come.

It would be great to see the Orange Army at Wellington on Wednesday – Bilston aye we!

Article taken from Bilston Towns Official Facebook.

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