BWFC (over 60’s) attend Worcester Uni Tournament – WIN
Birmingham over 60s travelled to Worcester University for a three team tournament in what turned out to be sweltering, tropical conditions.
The games were 9 a side for 35 minutes which became a real test in the conditions. Birmingham started against Hindlip who were very mobile and strong but the defence kept them at bay for the first half and an excellent piece of goal poaching by John Limbourne grabbed the lead following an error in the Hindlip defence. John nearly added another goal on the stroke of half time but were thwarted by a good save from the keeper.
Hindlip started the second half in determined fashion and their pressure brought about a couple of errors in the Birmingham defence which they took advantage of to take the lead 2-1. Birmingham pressed for the leveller but were unable to carve out any further chances. Hindlip sealed the victory with an unstoppable shot from a free kick to win 3-1. A hard working performance from all the team was made more credible when we realised that this was Hindlip’s Over 50s team.
Hindlip then defeated Worcester to win the mini tournament and Birmingham played Worcester University to decide runner up spot. Birmingham won 8-0 with four from Dave Whatmore. Thanks to the team particularly the debutants Tony L and Steve who performed with credit and Brendan for his advice and time keeping.