Halesowen Town Football Club
After seeing off yet another National League side Barnet in the FA Trophy, we started the month off with another away game against promotion rivals Berhamsted. We saw many of the regular starter rested but still first half it was end to end stuff with both teams going for it and went in at 0-0. Second half we started off the stronger team trying to break through their keeper but saved or punched out every shot from The Yeltz. On the 67th minute the host broke through and scored the only goal of the game, Halesowen could of got a draw right at the end but no-one could get a shot on goal and it goes down as our third loss of the season in the league. League is still in our hands with two games in hand and only a point between us, and the top spot.
After a slight blip on Tuesday evening at Berkhamsted where we lost 1-0, The Yeltz hoped to bounce back with a win at home. The boys started strong and just behind the half hour mark Sim Cobourne got the opening goal, after just a few minutes Cobourne got his second of the game making it 2-0 at half time. Second half was more of the same from The Yeltz, the visiting keeper made some great saves to keep the score down, it was Luke Yates with the third goal for the hosts on the hour mark. The Yeltz boys weren’t finished there with skipper Paul McCone making it 4-0, in front of the biggest league crowd at The Grove this season.
In a busy month The Yeltz were on their travels on a Tuesday evening down in Bedford, The Yeltz boys broke through with an early goal on the third minute from Montel Gibson getting his 31st of the season. Our lead didn’t last too long as straight from the kick off the hosts got the equaliser and it all went down hill from there, not helped by the Bedford players playing the ref and officials. Teams went in at half time level at 1-1 with a bit of handbags going down the tunnel from their players, second half saw the hosts get more goals and The Yeltz caught offside too many times and just couldn’t find the net and it goes down as another defeat.
With only 3 games in March, The Yeltz only managed to pick up one win which was against Kempston Rovers at home. Our last game was Bedford Town away from home on a Tuesday evening, after that defeat the season has been suspended due to the Covid-19 situation to keep players, staff and fans safe.
Let's hope football isn't finished for The Yeltz in what has been a great season and we get to carry on with the FA Trophy run when it is safe!