Friendly Halesowen Harriers 0 Yeltz 2

16 July 2002

And we're off again. A low key start at our, well I don't know what to call them...partner? ... subsiduary? ... anyway Halesowen Harriers and a nice 2-0 victory with second half goals from Les Hines and Rob Elmes .

There was the usual mix of regulars and trialists - full details in DJ's match report - but the big news is that old favorite Sean Flynn turned out in the second half. I'm not certain what the situation with Flynnie making it a lengthy return, but I think everyone would be very excited if he did.

Next fixture is the annual extravaganza down The Grove against the Albion on Saturday . There's all sorts of events going on around the game so it should be, as they say, a fun day out for all the family.

Match Report from DJ

Halesowen Harriers: Turner; P. Taylor, Follows, Wilson, G. Parry, Pestridge, Round, Kelsall, R. Perry, Huskisson, Hughes. Subs: Chatwin, M. Smith, Crudington, Oakes, Howe, Korby, Coldicott.

Halesowen Town (First Half): Clarke; Colwell, Reece, Newall, L. Collins, R. Collins, Skidmore, Adams, Leadbeater, Jones, Webb. (Second Half): Garvey; Spencer, Hines, N. Smith, Gardiner, Burnham, Flynn, Ashby, Elmes, Taylor, Tallents. Subs: Derry, Phillips, Henry.

Referee: P. Rejer

Halesowen Town fielded two teams and included their former favourite and ex-Baggies midfield maestro Sean Flynn in their second-half line up. The friendly cemented the recently announced partnership between the two Halesowen clubs with the higher league Yeltz coming out on top.

Richard Adams rattled the post with a 20-yard drive for Town in the 14th minute and Tim Clarke collected a Richard Perry shot at the other end two minutes later. With the Harriers giving a good account of themselves Clint Hughes made a solo run before shooting wide on 37 minutes.

Dr Martens Premier Halesowen Town finally went ahead two minutes into the second half with Les Hines touching the ball home from a Rob Elmes flick-on. The lead was extended on the hour when Flynn chipped into the box and although Neil Turner saved Jason Ashby's shot, Elmes headed home the ball on the goal-line. Turner then did well to cut out a 65th minute cross from Hines before Ashby curled a 70th minute effort just wide. The Harriers goalkeeper went on to make a string of saves from Andy Spencer, Elmes and Ashby in an 80th minute goalmouth scramble with the Yeltz well on top.