Goals Tournament Dudley 12/11/16 – (WIN)
BWFC entered an eight team tournament at Goals centre in Dudley on Saturday and once again brought home the silverware, drawn against 2 sides from Hartshill and Kidderminster Harriers, Birmingham got off to a quick start two goals from Simon Dyer and one from Andy Norris saw off Hartshill comfortably with a 3-0 scoreline. Birmingham then totally dominated against Hartshill main side quickly going 2-0 up with a brace from Andy Cook before a fortunate long range pass eventually found the back of Les Dawson’s net as it evaded both attackers and defenders alike before nestling in the corner. Birmingham’s last group game saw them in total control against the hapless Kidderminster Harriers and ran out 5-0 winners again Norris and Cook scoring 3 and 2 respectively, Dawson was having a blinder as he made several quality saves and confidence was high going into the semi final against Hindlip, Gareth Edwards and Simon Dyer had forged an great midfield partnership and David Castle marshalled the defence with confidence and assurity in front of Dawson.
Birmingham were not troubled in the semi final as a good strike from Simon Dyer set them on there way and with further goals from Norris and Cook put them into the final to face the best of the Hartshill teams who had defeated the B side in the other semi final.
Against the run of play deflected goal by Hartshill A put them 1-0 ahead a a string of fine saves from the Hartshill keeper saw them deny Birmingham until half way through the game a typical left foot pile driver from Andy Cook ended their resistance. A fitting goal three minutes from time by top goal scorer Andy Norris mean another trophy was heading to Beechcroft Avenue.
After the game Captain David Castle said he was delighted with the attitude and performance of the team in general, “Gareth and Simon gave us great mobility in midfield and in the two Andy’s we have goals to spare, I know Les in goal was nervous before the start but his performance was incredible some of his shot stopping defies belief, as a team I can’t think of anyone who didn’t perform well, great to lift another trophy”