Off Day For Stourbridge
By Patrick Nicholls
Stourbridge Taught a Lesson at Their Own Game!
Match Report 17 January 2015
After much deliberation as to whether a frosty pitch at Stourbridge's home ground at Wolverly was suited to host Leicester Road,it was given the thumbs up.
The first 15 minutes saw a stale mate between both teams neither being able to penetrate the other or find a continuous flow of play. That was until number 7 of Leicester made a surge and powered his way though to score a very well taken goal, which was to be the only one for that half.
Luke Bradley was kept busy 10 minutes before the end as Leicester gathered momentum. Imran made a good through ball to number 9 that was hit just wide. Number 4 then had a shot on goal which was denied by Stourbridge's keeper Luke with a good save. Moments later number 14 had a crack which would again be refused by Luke. Last efforts came from a good run from number 7 crossing it into the box on to the head of number 4,but once again it was disallowed by another valuable save.
The second half saw Stourbridge on the back foot as Leicester stepped up a gear, dominating most of it. Leaving Oliver Cooper to pick up the baton from Luke. The first try coming from number 9 taking on a player and hitting the post. His second attempt came from outside the box with a accurate shot heading for the top right corner only to be ejected out of midair by Oliver. The persistence of number 9 was as good as his stamina as he once again headed for goal in full flow but just stopped at the last moment by a strong tackle from Cory Sheaf. The second goal came from a determined number 7 as he rode two good tackles finishing with a pinpoint shot to the bottom corner. Ending the game 2-0 to Leicester with a very good performance by Leicester in the second half.
Author; Patrick Holness