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Birmingham Over 65’s defeated Cirencester by 2 goals to nil in the Regional Final which was played at Brick Kiln Lane on 21st August.

Birmingham started well and the Cirencester goalkeeper had to be at his best to keep out early efforts from Decka Thorp and Dave Whatmore. As the half wore on Birmingham’s superior teamwork and skill started to show. However, during this period of the match, they had goalkeeper Keith Phipps to thank for two smart saves on the only two occasions that Cirencester threatened his goal in the whole of the match.

Half Time Score 0 – 0

After half time Birmingham moved up through the gears, their greater fitness and all round superior general play enabling them to take a deserved lead with a well taken individual goal by Decka Thorp.

Soon after this John Limbourne who had entered the field of play only minutes earlier scored high into the top corner of the net after being set up with a slide rule pass from Keith Laishley after a slick four man move.

This was Birmingham Over 65’s first appearance at this Regional Final stage of this competition and the victory means that they will be competing in the WFA National Cup Finals Day at Worcester University on Sunday 15th September.

Anyone wishing to come along on the day to support the lads in their quest to bring the trophy back to Birmingham the full address of the venue is shown below.

University of Worcester

St Johns Campus



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