Sunday afternoon saw the 58+ team play their 2nd fixture of the season. A skilful and resilient Wolves side were our opponents at Coleshill. The game started at a brisk pace with both teams struggling for clean possession in a crowded midfield. Birmingham gradually began to take a bit of control and really put together some incisive passing moves, one of which played MARK EVANS into a 1 on 1 against the Wolverhampton keeper and the ball being slotted into the back of the net.
A similar breakthrough by Wolves saw previously unemployed Les Dawson make an excellent save low to his right-hand side. DAVE WHATMORE, playing his final game for BWFC before his move to Devon, bustled his way through the defence and slotted home to put the blues up 2-0 just before half-time.
The 2nd half saw plenty of spirit and no lack of skill and effort from both teams before a goal from RICHARD DAWSON in the later stages gave BWFC a 3-0 advantage. Another fine save by Les just before the final whistle ensured the clean sheet and Dave was substituted with a minute to go getting a round of applause from Birmingham, Wolverhampton and other players and referees as he left the pitch.
Squad: Les Dawson; Peter Giddings; Roger Purchase; Mark Evans; John Sparkes; Roy Williams; Dave Whatmore; Richard Dawson; Clive Macey; Steve Wight (player/Manager); Mike Price (asst. Manager).
Final Score BWFC 58+ 3 V 0 Wolverhampton