Baker Joiner Midland Football Alliance Saturday 28th January 2012
Willenhall Town FC 2 - 4 Heather Saint Johns FC
Two Goals in each half gave a convincing win for the Young saints, Heather giving a debut to Tamworth AC on loan, 17 year old Rico Taylor whose impressive speed and cleaver trickery will be an asset in the forthcoming coming games. Heather now boasts 3-17 year olds, which vogues well for the future.
Heather being forced into several team changes, were slow to adapt to this very big pitch and it was the hosts that dominated the early exchanges, although on the few ventures forward Willenhall’s rearguard looked venerable and after 18 minutes Rich Lewis took advantage of a Ryan Jarvis
clearance, to run 20 meters before coolly slotting home, then following an impressive build up of several Heather players a Sam Carline through ball found Dave Yonwin in space who brilliantly lobbed the advancing home keeper, to double the advantage on the ½ hour. Heather were punished Just before the break, unable to deal with a speculative cross from Willenhalls best player, right full back Tom Clews, Joe Ling out jumping the Saints defenders to head home to reducing the arrears.
Half time Willenhall 1-2 Heather
Willenhall equalized shortly following the restart, Joe Ling being upended by Jamie Brassington the young Heather keeper, resulting in a Yellow card and a converted spot kick, Heathers travelling supporters didn’t after wait to long before the lead was restored, Dave Yonwin getting his brace with 55 minutes gone, off the bench and straight into the action Scott Reynolds restored the 2 goal advantage with a well place free kick. Willenhall playing well above their basement league position threw everything into attack including keeper James Fryer coming up for corners, but found the Heather back 4 in resolute mood, youngsters Harris White, Scott Meers brilliantly marshaled by old heads Ryan Jarvis
and Paul Reddish.
Heather now look forward to the ¼ final of the Westerby Cup on Tuesday Evening against Shepshed Dynamo at the Dovecoat , and a home encounter v high Flyers Tividale on the 4th February 2012.
FT Willenhall 2 – 4 Heather
The Saints entertain tividale fc at home this saturday 4th february,ko 3pm.