In windy and rainy conditions, Worcester City U21s travelled to hosts Halesowen Town U21s for the first game of the new season
The game started fairly even with Halesowen enjoying large amounts of possession but posing little threat to the Worcester goal. Worcester found their feet after 10 mins and began stringing a few passes together. Long range efforts from Jack Baker and Tristan Webby kept the Halesowen keeper on his toes but the score remained 0-0.
After about 30 mins, the first real chance of the game came when a Tristan Webby corner was met by Tom Griffin who headed narrowly wide. The first half ended with Halesowen piling on the pressure, but every attempt on goal was matched by Ben Clay who pulled off some brilliant saves.
Halesowen started to dominate in the second half, enjoying larger amounts of possession in Worcester’s half. The breakthrough finally came when a ball was fired across the box and the attacker bundled the ball in. 1-0. The second followed close behind with Halesowen winning a penalty and their player converting. 2-0.
With Halesowen sitting deeper, Worcester were given more freedom to venture forwards and they pulled a goal back when Matty Patrick Rivers slid the ball calmly into the back of the net. However it was a little too late for Worcester as the game ended 2-1 to Halesowen.
Match photos here
It was a good game, played in the right spirit on a lovely surface. We wish Halesowen all the best for the season.