RAY USHER MEMORIAL CUP – 22/8/17
The Over 65’s played their latest game away from home against Coleshill in the Ray Usher Memorial Cup on Tuesday 22nd August.
Both sides were evenly matched and a very good contest was played out in a good spirit on a warm and humid day.
Birmingham, resplendent in their oversize kit, started on the front foot and closed down the opposition in all areas of the pitch which enabled a number of scoring chances to be created. Unfortunately the Coleshill goalkeeper was in excellent form and produced some very good saves to deny Birmingham taking a deserved first half lead.
The second half also saw Birmingham pressuring the Coleshill back line and midfield area but inevitably the energy levels began to drop and Coleshill came more into the game.
Goalkeeper Rob Wood kept Birmingham in the match with two good saves but was unfortunate not to stop the winning goal for Coleshill. The shot was destined for the top corner of the net, Rob did well to get his hand to the ball but unfortunately could not prevent the goal being scored.
In the 10 or 15 minutes that remained Birmingham threw everything bar the kitchen sink at Coleshill, but just could not breach a very well marshalled defence.