Halesowen Town Football Club travel to Dales Lane on the back of their first win of the season at Nantwich where Melvin’s strike and Anderson’s goal of the season contender brought the points back down the M6. John Hill will be hoping the momentum and confidence gained in that win will continue into this game against another well disciplined and experienced team.
The Pics Manager John Allen will be looking for the team to continue their good run of form which has seen them lose just once in the opening 4 games with an opening day defeat at Workington. Since then they’ve picked up 4 points on the road at Mickleover Sports and Marine as well as a home victory against Grantham.
Last season’s game at Dales Lane saw both teams come away with a point each in a less than entertaining 0-0 draw with the last meeting between the two sides saw Halesowen lose 3-1 at The Grove. John Hill will be looking to have Maradona and Chilton available for selection but will be missing Bragoli who is suspended following his dismissal last week. Ashley Parsons-Smith is the Yeltz only long term injury.
There are a few ex-Yeltz players/staff currently in the Pics squad including Aaron Forde, Henry Eze and Joel Kettle, and of course the Rushall Assistant Manager ‘Tricky’ Trevor Burroughs.
Midland Floodlit Youth League, North West Division – Wednesday 24th August 2016
Halesowen Town Youth 10 Bustleholme 1
Halesowen Town Youth team opened their Midland Floodlit Youth League home campaign with a convincing 10-1 win against Bustleholme Youth team to send them to the top of the North West Division after only two games, writes Rob Lloyd.
Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division – Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Nantwich Town 1 Halesowen Town 2
The Yeltz were guilty of a smash and grab raid in Cheshire as John Hill’s men recorded their first win of the season and their first ever victory at the Weaver Stadium against a well fancied Nantwich Town side, writes Dave Hawley. (Photo's by Steve Sharman). Recent signing Joe Colley was handed his full debut after coming on as a half time substitute in Saturdays defeat against Blyth Spartans. The squad was further depleted with the absence of Chilton and Chiriac through illness leaving John Hill with just 4 substitutes.
Lee Chilton is once again a Yeltzman. He is an exciting attacking midfielder or left-sided wide player with an eye for goal. "Chilly" has previously two spells with Halesowen Town and will offer us a different attacking option moving forward after starting the season at Sporting Khalsa. In total, Lee has played 33 times for Halesowen, scoring 10 times so far.