Yeltz Push Bedworth Back Into The Basement
HALESOWEN TOWN 5-0 BEDWORTH UNITED
Halesowen pushed Bedworth back into the basement, as they hit five past them at the Grove in what seemed to be a demolition job for the Yeltz.
The first event of the game came thirteen minutes in as the Bedworth defence gave the ball away, and Iyseden Christie was able to run towards goal, but he was taken down by a tackle from Anthony Newton in the penalty area, and as Newton made no contact with the ball, a penalty was awarded to the Yeltz and Bedworth’s captain Newton was sent off. Christie took the penalty and he blasted the ball into the top right corner to claim the lead for Halesowen.
Halesowen were pushing Bedworth aside as they tried to get a second on the scoresheet. Christie passed the ball down the wing to Avun Jephcott, who then hit a cross into the box, but no-one got to the ball and the curling cross just went wide of the right hand post.
Christie came close to grabbing his second goal of the game as he ran onto a free-rolling ball and he would have been able to easily place the ball into the net, but keeper Sheridon Martinez ran off his line and he clattered in Christie and he got the ball away.
Bedworth were starting to struggle and they gave away a free kick, which Aaron Griffiths stood up to take, but he put too much power on it, and the ball flew over the bar.
Halesowen were getting chance after chance, but they couldn’t get their second goal, as Avun Jephcott broke free of the Bedworth defence and hit the ball past the outrunning Martinez, but the shot went just wide of the left hand post.
The second half started with Halesowen coming close as Tom Tonks hit a low, powerful shot towards goal that went straight through the Bedworth defence and went centimetres wide of the left hand post.
Halesowen then got the goal they were searching for, as Tom Tonks threw the ball into the box, and Kristian Green was able to slot the ball into the net to grab his first goal of the season and to give Halesowen a comfortable lead.
Halesowen then guaranteed the three point four minutes later, as Aaron Griffiths hit the corner ball into the box, and Nigel Penney managed to get his foot to the ball and he put it back into the box. Curtis Tilt put the ball into the net with a diving header and Halesowen were starting to run away with the result.
Halesowen were showing their one-man advantage as they grabbed their 4th goal of the game, as Aaron Griffiths hit a shot which was on target and it was palmed away from goal by Martinez, but Christie was quick to react and he slotted the ball under Martinez and Bedworth, who hadn’t even had a shot on target yet, had completely broken down and looked to have given up.
Bedworth did have a chance of their own and it was their first proper chance of the game after 75 minutes. Aaron Forde gave the ball to Joel Grandison, who hit a shot from the right hand side of the box, but his shot was poor and the ball flew wide of the goal.
Halesowen got their fifth of the game in the 85th minute as Elliott Turner broke away from the Bedworth defence and hit a low cross to the other side of the box. Avun Jephcott had loads of space to blast the ball easily into the net and confirm that Bedworth had been completely destroyed by Halesowen.
Elliott Turner nearly got a goal for himself as Avun Jephcott gave the ball to Turner on the edge of the box and he hit a curling shot which was saved by Martinez and he managed to keep his hands on the ball as well.
The game ended and Halesowen recorded their third 5-0 home win of the season and the Yeltz jump up to second and now are only 4 points off league leaders Leek Town.
HALESOWEN: Matt Sargeant, Kristian Green, Asa Charlton (Elliott Turner), Joseph Hull (Nigel Penney), Curtis Tilt, Brendan Kelly, Matt Martin, Tom Tonks, Iyseden Christie (Shane Grainger), Avun Jephcott, Aaron Griffiths. Unused subs: Sam Pearson, Jean-Michel Gueyes.
BEDWORTH: Sheridon Martinez, Bradley Munn , Mark Branch, Aaron Forde, Sam Craven, Anthony Newton, Shannon Grant, Richard Whyman, Joel Grandison, Reuben Wiggins-Thomas (Danny Edmond), Tristram Whitman. Unused subs: Martin Hutchcox, Ben Steane, Ash Malhotra, Jamie Greenway.