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A goal flurry for Olton as second half opens up

Olton 7 Telford & Wrekin 3 (Saturday)

Olton 7 Telford & Wrekin 3 (Saturday)

WITH Olton already promoted from the WM Premier League, and Telford safe in mid-table, on paper there was little to play for - both sides failing to take a hold of the game. Olton managed an early goal through Eddie James but Telford got back into the game moments later with a neat equaliser.

In the second half the game completely opened up. Olton sailed away to a 5-1 lead with goals from Daniel Sulway, Sam, Jack and Tom Mallett, before Telford hit one back in reply through Olton old boy Ian Armstrong.

Chris George then scored for Olton before Telford again scored another moments later, but Olton’s Gus Grieve wrapped things up with a late seventh goal.

Olton 7

Chesterfield 0 (Sunday)

PLAYING bottom side Chesterfield in the WM Premier League, there was only ever going to be one outcome in this game. Goals from Tom Pickersgill (2), Jack Mallett (2), Stephen Twist and Angus Grieve (2) wrapped up a comprehensive victory.

Barlaston 2

Yardley 0

UNDER-strength Yardley did well to keep the scores even as the first half ended - playing with only ten men against 11.

Barlaston raised their game during the second half and created more attacking play, scoring two goals in the process to secure victory in this West Midlands Division 2 match

Olton Ladies 1

Leicester Ladies 8

OLTON were first to draw blood against table toppers Leicester with a beautifully struck short corner from Rachel Walker on 11 minutes.

The almost inevitable equaliser came just one minute later through Kerry Williams. This lifted the Leicester girls and they began to control the pace of the game, scoring goals through Katie Long, Hannah Smith and Williams.

As Olton tired in the second half, their opponents took advantage and scored further goals through Williams (2), Christa Cullen and Vanessa Hawkins.

Solihull Blossomfield Ladies (2nds) 2

Edgbaston (2nds) 1

PLAYING top of the league rivals Edgbaston, Jenny Felton opened the scoring after just a minute for Bloss with a superb individual goal.

Mel Lakin-Hall scored soon after to make it 2-0 to the home side. A late goal from Edgbaston wasn’t enough to take away a great performance and win for Bloss, who continue their push for promotion.



Cathrina Hulse
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