Friendly Solihull 0 Yeltz 2
30 July 2005
The mighty Yeltz continued their impressive pre-season form with a 2-0 win against last year's bottom team Solihull. Goals from Nathan and Forinton keeps our winning run going, and perhaps even more importantly yet another clean sheet. Full details in Darren's match report .
Only two weeks to go now, and just the one friendly left - next Saturday away to Boldmere.
Match Report from Darren
Halesowen ran out comfortable winners at Damson Parkway against a competitive Solihull Borough side showing many changes from the team relegated from last year's Southern League Premier Division.
Halesowen threatened first on the right in the 8th minute as a cross from Nathan Lamey was headed at keeper Bray to make a good save from Stuart Pierpoint. Pope then headed another Lamey cross, this time from the left, well over on 17 minutes.
Lamey was again involved on 22 minutes as he shot wide after good work with Nick Smith. Solihull rarely threatened the Yeltz goal although they had plenty of possession.
Lamey put over a good ball to Smith, who headed back for Forinton to win a corner on 23 minutes, before Solihull broke on 27 minutes as Egan shot against his own player wide after good work by Wellington on the wing.
Halesowen finally took the lead on 44 minutes when good work in the box allowed NATHAN LAMEY to break free and slot home.
The second half began brightly for the Yeltz, and on 59 minutes, Howard Forinton struck a shot against Bray that was well saved after good work between Forinton and a fit again Strachan.
On 65 minutes, good work on the right by Wellington allowed himself time to put in a deep cross that was well gathered by Town keeper Chris Taylor.
A minute later and HOWARD FORINTON added to his pre-season goal tally when Pope played a deep ball to him from the right and the new signing was able to lift the ball into the net over an advancing Bray.
The rest of the game saw several more replacements for both sides as Halesowen held on comfortably for a fourth consecutive pre-season win and a third clean sheet in those four games.