City attacks finally deliver against Alvechurch
City are taken to the wire by determined Alvechurch side.
City took on Alvechurch in this hard fought game. Having lost to the visitors in the first fixture of the season, City knew this would be tough and it was.
City took the initiative and made good progress, creating chances and dominating the midfield areas. However, Alvechurch were always a threat and City's defence had to be strong.
City took the lead after great work from Hassan Shah found Joel Owusu in the box and he made no mistake for 1.0 and City were deservedly ahead.
City should have notched 2 or 3 more but they didn't finish.
1.0 at HT.
Alvechurch came out fighting and City began to give the ball away too easily. Alvechurch equalised early on with a great 20 yard drive and then took the lead with yet another superb 20 yard strike as City dwelt too long in possession and gave it away with sloppy delivery.
Alvechurch could have gone further ahead in a good spell for them.
City seemed to wake up and with changes made, the energy was evident and City began to find their passing and create problems. City equalised with fifteen minutes to go after a great cross from Olly Berry found Hassan Shah on the far side of the box and he hit a fantastic volley into the far corner. A wonder goal.
At 2.2 City then pressed and pressed and when Riley Keasey got free on the left with five minutes to go, his cross was headed home by Matty Patrick-Rivers from 6 yards.
City then played keep ball and saw the game out for a deserved 3.2 victory. Alvechurch showed good quality and hard work and certainly gave City a run for their money. It was a very good game.