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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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West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division Team of January.

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February 21, 2017 · 7:02 pm

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!

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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!

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Dudley Sports 0-4 Bilston Town

21/01/17 15:00 Dudley Sports 0-4 Bilston Town Community

Another comprehensive away day where, despite a difficult pitch that cut up badly, the lads continued to plug away, played some great football and eventually got the result they deserved and but for an outstanding display by the Dudley keeper, the score could have been doubled or more.

Bilston dominated throughout with skipper Matty Barnett a constant thorn in their side down the right flank until injury saw him limp off midway through the second half.

By the time Mohammed Andrew put us ahead after twelve minutes their keeper had already denied Lewis with a smart save and he continued to keep the constant Bilston barrage at bay throughout the remainder of the half, though he was aided by the pitch, with the players constantly having to dig the ball out of the mud to shoot!

The second half saw no easing of that pressure and after ten minutes Lewis got the goal he deserved, outpacing his marker to calmly slot past the advancing keeper.

Pleasingly there was no let up in tempo and pressure as Mohammed was bossing the middle of the park and relishing the fact, winning every tackle, bringing the ball away to set up further Bilston attacks and, from one such move, Neville capitalised to fire home past the over-worked Dudley keeper.

Still there was no let up and great work between Keighnan and Ryan saw Lewis supply the finish to a slick move for his second and our fourth.

Once again the tremendous travelling support, including John Rooker from South Wales, far outnumbered the home contingent and were rewarded with yet another proud display of Bilston craft ‘n graft (and the blue away kit maintains its magic yet again!)

The lads were a pleasure to watch again today and momentum is building nicely as we approach the tail end of the season.

Dudley Town are the visitors to Queen Street next Saturday with an old players re-union in the bar at 1.30pm, prior to the game – see you there!

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Bilston Town 1-2 Willenhall Town

10/12/16 15:00 Bilston Town 1 Willenhall Town 2

A poor start from the home side eventually proved their undoing as they fell to the Lockmen in the Keyway Classic.

2-0 down inside the opening ten minutes at a soaking wet Queen Street gave the Steelmen a mountain to climb and whilst they pulled one back through Dan Elwell the second goal just would not come.

Ben Holden saved a penalty just before half-time to keep the score at 2-1 and when the visitors were reduced to ten men with around 20 minutes to go it seemed it would be an all out assault on the Willenhall box.

Lewis Archer was denied by the keeper and saw another effort flash across goal with Todd Perry also seeing an effort come back off the post and with a couple of headers high, wide and handsome, Bilston generated enough opportunities to pull level.

That said, the visitors also struck the post late in the first half and saw an effort from close range somehow lifted over the bar but it was left to the referee to have the final say over a tough local derby in poor weather.

Todd Perry and Luke Davies were both dismissed along with former Bilston player Jamal Pinnock after a scuffle in the centre of the pitch – with most people unaware who had done what, it was left to the match officials to determine just which players will now make a contribution to the FA’s Christmas Party fund and saw the last 5 minutes played with just 9 a side.

The final game of 2016 is at Black Country Rangers next Saturday before a return to Queen Street in January.

A big thank you to all who donated to the food appeal, your kind donations will make a huge difference to those in our community who need our help and support at this time of year. 

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