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21st Century Stuff

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News Stories 1997-2006 ...

Follow Your Instinct

Even older than the original Yeltzland website, we wrote a HTFC fanzine between 1991 and 1994.

I've started scanning in the originals, and you can download the PDFs from the FYI home page.

Review of the 1995-96 season

Re-live one of the greatest seasons of the mighty Yeltz's long history in DJ's comprehensive review

Why are we called The Yeltz?

No one knows for sure, but here's an summary from the excellent Yeltzmen book that's the best explanation we have!



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Yeltz 1 Rothwell 3

Well that piece of psychology certainly worked. Stewart Hall's ploy of putting just about the whole squad on the transfer list backfired badly as we lost only our second league game of the season to lowly Rothwell (1-3 - scorer Wright).

I think that really is it for any chance of promotion as we're left miles behind in 9th place.



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BSC Yeltz 2 Tamworth 2

Our glorious B'ham Senior Cup run continues with an exciting 2-2 draw against Tamworth.

We were 1-0 down at half-time and shortly after the break had Snapper sent off, presumably for dissent after a foul. This sparked us into action, and goals from Reed and a Cripsy penalty meant we looked like going through, especially as they were also down to 10 men by now. However deep into injury time, they equalised from a retaken free-kick.



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Salisbury 1 Yeltz 0

Well I don't understand it. We're brilliant at The Grove, but keep losing away - this time 0-1 to Salisbury. For those of you who aren't following closely, the depressing stats are as follows:

We're now miles behind in 9th place, and I'm going to say it's all over in the hope that as I'm always wrong it might make a difference. Desperate, us?



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WSC Bromsgrove 1 Yeltz 2

An excellent 2-1 away win (haven't said that much this year) against Bromsgrove, but unfortunately it was only in the Worcestershire Senior Cup. Goals from Cooper and Yates means we're through to the semi-finals already.

Other results means we've slipped to 7th place in the league now. Ho hum.




Yeltz 2 Merthyr 2

Some excellent finishing and quality football meant the final score was Halesowen 7 Merthyr 1 - unfortunately that was only the supporters' game in the morning. In the real thing, The Yeltz twice came from behind to draw 2-2 in a game we really needed to win.

Two brilliant pieces of finishing by Merthyr's Ian Mitchell, separated by a brilliant move and finish by Piearce meant we went in at the break 2-1 behind.

We came out strongly in the second half and Crispy scored a (goalden) wonder of a goal, flicking it up and then volleying it in from all of 60 yards - it gets farther out the more I think about it.

With just about all of the other chasers winning, we've slipped back to 6th place. We CAN still do it, but we really need to start putting a winning run together.



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Nuneaton 2 Yeltz 1

Our first loss in 11 games in the league - 1-2 away to Nuneaton - partly due to some poor finishing and partly due to a ridiculous ref.

I guess a draw would have been a fair result. It was an excellent game in which we always looked dangerous going forward. They took the lead halfway through the second-half, and we equalised through an Evran header.

Then in injury time Woody got sent off for a second booking, although from where I was standing (admittedly 80 yards away) it looked harsh. They then went and nicked a winner and Stewart had a quiet few words with the ref after the game.



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BSC Yeltz 7 Villa 4

Yeltz 7 Villa 4. Of course this is a serious tournament. Brian Little must be worried for his job after the team that's in the last 8 of the UEFA Cup is been dumped out of the B'ham Senior Cup by the mighty Yeltz.

Scorers: Piearce 2, Crisp 2 (1 pen), Cooper, Reed and Yates - it was after extra time, but 7 is a pretty good total.



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Yeltz 4 Kings Lynn 1

Our brilliant home record continues with an impressive 4-1 victory against fellow promotion hopefuls Kings Lynn.

The Yeltz took the lead just before half-time from Steve Pie-arce, and then took the flatlanders apart after the break with further goals from Reed, Wrightand Piearce again.

Merthyr only drew at Bromsgrove, and with other teams playing in the Trophy (fools) we're back up to 3rd place.



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Yeltz 2 Worcester 0

Another important victory - 2-0 at home to Worcester - keeps us in touch at the top of the table. Goals from Woody and Evran means we're up to 4th place, near the top of a large pack in pursuit of leaders Merthyr.



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Bromsgrove 2 Yeltz 2

Another late goal - this time an Evran volley - gained The Yeltz a well-deserved draw against Bromsgrove.

We took the lead through Luke Yates early on, but they equalised before half-time. Bromsgrove then took the lead in dubious circumstances, when Carter used his hand to set up the goal. Unfortunately the referee didn't see anything wrong and despite vehement protests from players and fans alike, the goal stood with Paul Harding being sent off for dissent.

However justice (of sorts) was done when Evran volleyed home a Pie-arce header nine minutes from time. Phew!