WMP Mens FC 5 – University Hospitals Birmingham – 0


This evening the force team welcomed the opposition to Tally Ho for an away game .. who knew?!

This was a top of the table clash in the ESFL Midland group game with both teams going into the game unbeaten and in fine form.

The game was played at a quick pace with the police side settling down the better. Early runs from winger Harry Mccarron was causing the hospital defence all kinds of problems.

Around the 20th minute mark the ball fell to Mccarron who played a delightful through ball to Striker Kyle King. King talk the ball in his stride and finished with an a stunning strike across the keeper into the top left corner. A superb finish!

A few more chances were created and just before the half time mark saw speedster Jordan Brookes collect the ball on the edge of the box. He played an outside of the boot ball around the defence that found King with his back to goal. Out muscling the defender he turned him to find space and slotted the ball home to the bottom right of the goal.

HT 2-0

King 20’,40’

The hospital side came out for the second half and seemed full of beans. The police defence held strong with nothing getting through.

Around 55 minutes had gone when precise build up play and very neat passing by the police lead to the third goal. Mccarron was found in space by a brilliant series of passes who then squared the ball into the box that was helped on to Striker Stu Lewis. Lewis opened up his body and stroked the ball into the net, just out of the reach of the keeper. Wonderful build-up and passing.

Shortly after, Dan Mroczkowski overlapped down the left and delivered a great cross for Lewis to tap in his second. Another well-worked goal.

The final goal can be compared to that of the Dutch side of the late 70’s or more recently Barcelona of recent years, Total Footbal. The police had possession for around 3 minutes where almost every player touched the ball.

The final delivery from Ryan Dean which was drilled across the box to Mccarron who finished it off at the far post. Veteran Player Dan Jarratt described the goal as the best goal he had ever seen the police score.

Final score 5-0 and a deserved victory.

King 20’,40’

Lewis 55’,60’

Mccarron 80’

Man of the match was to hard to pick for manager Johnny Norgrove with outstanding performances from Jarratt, Mroczkowski, Mccarron, King and Bostock. However the decision was made by the referee to award man of the match to Rory McFarlane who was a colossus at the back.

The boys are next in action next week, away to Staffordshire Police. “It starts from here”

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