SUPER GOUGHIE GOAL BALLISTIC MANN’S FINISHING IS PRECOCIOUS
Birmingham over 50’s 9 REDDITCH UNITED 0
Ian Gough and Kevin Mann both struck hat tricks as Birmingham comfortably beat Redditch in their first competitive game, after 10 minutes Gough had helped himself to a hat trick and an assist as Birmingham led 4-0, further goals before half time , A Rob Castle brace and Mann’s second meant a comfortable 7-0 half time lead. The second half started in similar fashion as once again Mann scored with a superb finish to leave the Redditch keeper with no chance.
Paul Wilmott making his debut was pulling the strings in midfield as Birmingham were in total command, Dave Castle and Simon Dyer renewed their partnership at the back and looked very solid and when called upon Derek Hughes made some fine saves. Birmingham played out the second half with their usual passing game and this was rounded off with a Dave Castle penalty with a couple of minutes to go.
Next challenge for the over 50’s is the People Cup Final on Sunday in Birmingham where they take on Manchester City , Leeds United and Plymouth Argyle amongst others in a bid to win Walking Football’s equivalent of the FA Cup