The u12's welcomed Stourbridge for a league game and just like the cup fixture a few weeks ago it was another tough encounter.
The first quarter saw the hosts take early control with some neat, crisp passing and they took the lead in the 3rd minute when Henry Guy won the ball on the half way line and broke clear of the chasing defenders and coolly slotted the ball past the advancing visitors keeper. The home midfield were in control and Kyle Clayton threaded a slide rule pass to Raffe Green but his effort was superbly saved by the Stourbridge keeper.
Stourbridge were always going to be a threat on the break but the home defence coped with any threat and Zac Watkins was not tested once in the home goal. As the quarter came to an end Jake Brookes came close to extended the lead but his shot was just wide of the upright.
The second quarter saw the city tighten their hold of the game especially in the midfield with Kyle Clayton and Adam Willis dominating the centre and creating further chances but the home side couldn't extend their advantage despite efforts from Brookes and a rasping free kick from Liam Rickets which hit the bar.
Stourbridge had a great chance to equalise after a break down the right by Fin Stephenson but his cross was headed wide. Jack Whitehouse struck a free kick for the visitors from just out side the box but Watkins pulled off a comfortable save to keep the score 1-0
The 3rd quarter followed the first two with the home side dominating the play and they doubled the lead after the introduction of the lively Ashton Doyle who whipped over a great cross which fell to Raffe Green who fired home a fantastic volley for his first goal for the club. Clayton nearly added a third after a slick one two with Josh Sanders but his fierce volley was well saved by the keeper. Stourbridge had a few chances but the home defence well lead by Jay Bennet in the centre coped with the threats although Watkins had to tip a shot over the bar.
The final quarter saw the visitors press for a goal and with their extra height they were a threat from set pieces and corners. They did get a goal half way through the quarter when a long ball was miss judged by the defence and the visiting striker was through on goal and lobbed the advancing Louis Hudson to make it 2-1. The final ten minutes was a little frantic but the home side hung on for a much deserved victory.