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Last Saturday BWFC over 60’s played in their final game of the Winter Shield against Hartshill. The team WON 1-0!

A game that was a credit to both sides and to Over 60s Walking Football with hardly a foul and played in great spirit and well refereed.

Hartshill started strongly, clearly smarting from losing the previous game. Les in goal made a couple of excellent saves and kept Hartshill from taking an early lead. Both teams took a while to adapt to the bigger pitch and most of the play was taking place with patient build ups from the back with front players being tightly marked. Birmingham began to get more into the game in the second half and were better able to support Dave up front. Hartshill seemed to be disrupted by injuries and running penalties and the pressure told about 8 minutes from the end when Malcolm found himself in space on the edge of the D and managed to squeeze the ball home for the lead. As expected Hartshill came back strongly and Birmingham were defending deep for the last five minutes. A misplaced pass from a Birmingham player gave the Hartshill danger man a good chance with minutes to go but the ball was blazed just over the bar with penalties looming. MOM Malcolm Thorpe

A great team performance and well deserved victory after we seemed well out of it after a comprehensive defeat in the second game of the series.

Les D, Barry H, Keith L, John C, Malcolm T, Dave W, Paul F, Steve W.

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