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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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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 2-2 Dudley Town

12/03/2016 – WMRL – Bilston Town 2 Dudley Town 2

For the second home game running, Bilston had to show their Steel, dig in and come from 0-2 down to grab a share of the spoils.

And, just like against Black Country, they can feel harshly treated that it was only a point they came away with.

Bilston actually started the sharper, twice going close in the opening ten minutes, Danny Moy forcing a good save from their keeper.

The game turned in Dudley’s favour after twenty minutes, when, with no appeal from any player, the referee awarded a penalty to Dudley for alleged handball that no one else saw!

Smith netted from the spot and Bilston were still coming to terms with the setback when Wright sent a looping header over Getz but under the bar.

Despite the obvious disappointment at being 0-2 down, in a game we were more than equal to them, the lads buckled down and continued to press forward and reduced the deficit on the half hour.

Danny Moy collected the ball wide on the right, jinked past a couple of tackles before cutting inside to rifle home between post and keeper – it was no more than the lads deserved.

The second half saw Bilston start on the front foot and as Matty Barnett broke into the box he was scythed down in full flight but, the same ref that saw a handball no-one else did for the Dudley penalty, failed to see a foul in the tackle that left Matty looking for his leg in Row Z of the stand!

The pressure was now mounting on the Dudley defence with their keeper making last ditch stops from Tom Piggott, Ashley Stewart and Dan Moy in quick succession.

Midway through the half, Piggo got the goal everyone was waiting for, keeping his composure in a crowded area to slot home inside the left post.

The last ten minutes saw both teams going for the winner, Getz made a couple of vital saves but the bulk of the action was in the Dudley area with sub Kyle Wainwright thinking he’d got the winner in the dying moments, rising high to head goalwards, with the ball almost squirming beneath the diving keeper.

2-2, a vital point, so close to being all three, but a true Steelmen fightback.

We entertain Tipton Town on Wednesday night, not only looking for three points but three goals would see the Club record it’s 7,500th League goal in it’s 100 year history – surely you want to be there to witness that piece of history?

 

Bilston V Dudley

Article taken from Bilston Town Official Facebook.

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