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Dynamos and Lyndon in a tale of two finals

TWO local football teams will go head to head for two weeks running as they meet in two consecutive cup finals next month.

TWO local football teams will go head to head for two weeks running as they meet in two consecutive cup finals next month.

Hockley Heath Dynamos and The Lyndon, who both play in the South Birmingham Sunday Premier League, will square up in the Len Ward Trophy on May 1 and The Jeff Hall Shield on May 8 at Solihull Moors’ Damson Lane ground.

Dynamos saw off fellow league title contenders Alum Rock in the semi-finals of both competitions with a 3-1 win at Holders Lane last month and a 1-0 victory at the same venue on Sunday.

Luke Edwards and Martin Robinson netted on the first occasion for the Dynamos with Chris Allsop both scoring and missing a penalty while Brad Rees grabbed the winner at the weekend.

Dynamos are no strangers to playing in finals at Damson Lane, having won the Christopher Moore Cup twice there in recent years.

They also made club history two seasons ago when they won the league title for the first time in 27 years as a village team so Dynamos are very much the favourites to lift the silverware.

Player/manager for the last 16 years 38-year-old Darren Carter said: “We are expecting two difficult games against Lyndon, who have improved as a team and we will not be taking them lightly.”

Meanwhile Lyndon are the new kids on the block having formed only a couple of years ago but gaining promotion to the premier league as runners-up last year.

They beat St George 4-1 to take them through to the Len Ward final with goals courtesy of Michael Jones (2) and one for Dan Tonkins and Andy Sadler.

Michael Jones was on the score sheet again in the semi-final win over GB Rangers with Stephen Barker getting the winner that took them through to the final of The Jeff Hall Shield.

Manager John Beadsworth said: “We have never beaten Hockley Heath but don’t mind being the underdogs in the coming finals.”

 

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