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Stourbridge 1-1 Mickleover Sports - Match Report

1 week ago By Steven Coney

The Glassboys were forced to settle for a point after a late leveller from visitors MICKLEOVER SPORTS at Amblecote.

Tom Tonks had given Stour the lead in the first-half and it looked like it would be enough for Gary Hackett's men to record their third straight victory.

However, Andy Dales popped up deep into added on time to give Mickleover a point.

The first half an hour saw both sides battling without creating any real chances. Aris Christophorou did well to block Andy Dales' effort early on before the same man then headed over from a Ben Turner cross.

Stour started to grab control of the match and Luke Benbow drew a save from keeper Lewis King following some neat combination work down the right from Paul McCone and Matt Dodd.

King did brilliantly to push away Benbow's slight flick header from a Tonks free-kick but Stour did take the lead in the 35th minute.

Benbow did well to feed the ball to Tonks on the left-hand side of the penalty area, the midfielder cut in and curled a brilliant effort into the far corner.

Dodd then went close to doubling the lead a minute before the break, smacking an effort against the crossbar after a good pass from Kaiman Anderson.

The second half started very quietly but Leon Broadhurst almost added a second for Stour, heading over from a Tonks long throw in the 67th minute.

Mickleover sub Evan Garnett fired narrowly wide from the right hand corner of the box a few minutes later and Benbow then had an effort well blocked by Sports' John McGrath after fastening on to a precise through ball by sub Connor Gater.

Luke Shearer's cross narrowly evaded Gater for Stour and Leon Broadhurst nodded just wide at the far post from a Benbow free-kick as stoppage time loomed.

A minimum of four minutes were due to be added on, but just after those had been played, Pablo Mills got a header in on goal from a deep cross, keeper Matt Gould parried it and Dales was there to fire home the loose ball.

It was a late hammer blow for Stour and means we remain in tenth position in the Evo-Stik Premier table.

You can listen to reaction from boss Gary Hackett here.

Stourbridge (4-3-3): Gould; Westlake, McCone, Pierpoint, Christophorou; Tonks, Broadhurst, Green (Gater 76); Dodd, Benbow, Anderson (Shearer 71). Subs not used: Duggan, Cooke, Hawk (GK).

Attendance: 529

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

The Glassboys are next in action on Saturday 13th January, when we make a rare southbound trip to take on Billericay Town in the Buildbase FA Trophy Second Round (3.00 pm kick-off). A Supporters Coach is running to this match and details can be found here.

Our next home game is on Monday 15th January when we will play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Birmingham Senior Cup Second Round (7.45 pm kick-off). This is subject to an F A Trophy replay not being required.

We then welcome current Premier Division leaders Altrincham on Saturday 20th January for an Evo-Stik Premier fixture (3.00 pm kick-off).

YOUTH TEAM & ACADEMY

The Youth Team are back in action next week when they travel to Evesham United for a Worcestershire County Youth Cup tie on Wednesday, 10th January (7.30 pm kick-off).

Our Academy team host Chasetown, also on Wednesday, 10th January (2.00 pm kick-off). FREE ADMISSION.

STOURBRIDGE LADIES

The Glassgirls return from their Christmas and New Year break this Sunday, 7th January, when they will entertain Rugby Town Ladies at Greenfields (2.00 pm kick-off).

EVO-STIK PREMIER RESULTS – SATURDAY, 6TH JANUARY

Ashton United 3-0 Marine
Coalville Town 4-2 Sutton Coldfield Town
Farsley Celtic 0-1 Altrincham
Halesowen Town 1-3 Grantham Town
Matlock Town 0-2 Barwell
Nantwich Town 1-5 Hednesford Town
Rushall Olympic P-P Stafford Rangers
Stalybridge Celtic P-P Witton Albion
STOURBRIDGE 1-1 Mickleover Sports
Warrington Town 1-0 Buxton
Whitby Town 0-5 Lancaster City
Workington P-P Shaw Lane

Updated 15:54 - 14 Jan 2018 by Nigel Gregg

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Fixtures
Sat 20 Jan
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1st Team Altrincham
League 15:00
Tue 23 Jan
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1st Team Ashton United
League 19:45
Sat 27 Jan
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1st Team Grantham Town
League 15:00

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