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Even older than the original Yeltzland website, we wrote a HTFC fanzine between 1991 and 1993.

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THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS

Rothwell 2 Yeltz 1

Four losses on the trot - things aren't looking too good at the moment.

On an atrocious day, new signing Delton Francis fired The Yeltz into an early lead at Rothwell on Saturday. Our increasingly shaky defence managed to hold out until the 75th minute, but then an equaliser and a late Rothwell winner meant we went home pointless (again).

 


 

I SUPPOSE OUR LEAGUE FORM'S BEEN OK

FAT Yeltz 0 Guiseley 2

Yet another disappointing Cup defeat - this time losing 2-0 at home to Guiseley in the FA Trophy. Goals halfway through each half clinched it for the visitors, but without Pie-arce up front (again) we hardly managed a shot.

The good news is Delton Francis has signed from Hednesford for supposedly a five-figure fee and will be available for next weekend. Delton's done brilliant in his loan spell at The Grove, and should make an excellent partner for Pie-arce.

We're finally back in league action on Saturday when we visit Rothwell. There's been some confusion about whether Rothwell are still in the FA Cup - the papers and Ceefax say they are, but the club assure us they aren't - so as far as we know, the match is on. For up-to-date information, your best bet is joining the Yeltz Mailing List .

 


 

THAT'S GOT TWO CUPS OUT OF THE WAY

FAC Yeltz 1 Gresley 2

Well I suppose it was exciting but we're out of the FA Cup for another year, losing 2-1 to Gresley at The Grove.

The weather played a big part in the game, and we got to half-time 0-0 playing more or less into the gale. Then Lord Bradley scored with an over-the-shoulder volley after their pony-tailed goalie had fumbled a cross. We were all over them for a while, with Matt Gardiner coming close from 40 yards (it was windy) and Rob Elmes hitting the bar with what would have been goal of the century.

The trouble was Gresley are a good team and eventually they equalised and then took the lead in the 87th minute from a couple of corners. Even then we had chances to equalise as the ref played an age of injury time but it wasn't to be.

 


 

THAT'S GOT ONE CUP OUT OF THE WAY

WSC Moor Green 2 Yeltz 1

I guess it's the least prestigious of all the cups we play in, so I reckon we can be pleased we lost 2-1 to Moor Green in the Worcester Senior Cup.Town scorer was Ian Reed, his 4th of the season. More details if I get any.

 


 

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

Yeltz 5 Grantham 1

Another excellent result - a 5-1 stuffing of newly promoted Grantham at The Grove.

The Yeltz took the lead in the first half with a couple of goals from Reedy and Lord Bradley. They then pulled one back which left it 2-1 at half-time. Delton Francis, in what could be his last performance as his loan period is now finished, then scored two more and Simon Black got one late on. Excellent!

 


 

ON YOUR KNEES, NOW!

FAC Eastwood 0 Yeltz 1

All you unbelievers out there - it's time to worship at the Andy Bradley Shrine . A 50 yard thunderbolt (it gets longer the more people who tell me about it) clinched a 1-0 victory in the FA Cup replay at Eastwood. We're now at home to Gresley next Saturday in the 3rd Qualifying Round

 


 

THE DREAM'S STILL ALIVE

FAC Yeltz 2 Eastwood 2

We making hard work of it, but we're still in the FA Cup. Despite twice being ahead, it ended up 2-2 with the replay on Wednesday.

Nothing happened in the first half, and not a lot in the second until their semi-retired keeper decided to drop the ball at Matty Gardiner's feet in front of goal. Our defence then went walkabout (again) to let them back in it, but it looked as though we'd clinched it when the best move of the game led to a Yeltz second.

Super-winger Rob Elmes broke down the right, and his first time cross picked out Pie-arce for a superb winner in the 88th minute. Unfortunately, Eastwood then went down the other end and got another equaliser, a sort of swivelly over the shoulder shot that snuck in the corner.

The replay's on Wednesday, and the winner will be at home to Gresley in the next round.

 


 

TWO ON THE TROT

Yeltz 3 Atherstone 1

Despite their ridiculously long injury list getting even longer, The Yeltz continued to improve with a 3-1 victory at home to Atherstone.

It was 0-0 at half time, but a penalty converted by Crispy after a handball put Halesowen into the lead. Delton Francis scored from an acute angle soon afterwards, and Mark Peters scored a third near the end, with Atherstone scoring from the spot in injury time.

 


 

THAT'S MORE LIKE IT

Burton 0 Yeltz 1

After an extremely depressing run of 3 losses,The Yeltz finally bounce back by going to Burton and winning 1-0 - scorer Matt Gardiner. We're now up to the heady heights of 17th in the league. Phew!

 


 

OF COURSE WE'RE NOT DEPRESSED

Cambridge 2 Yeltz 0

After all, what is there to be depressed about? We have got one point in the last four games. Clean sheets count for nothing, so who cares that we haven't had one this season?

The game at Cambridge followed the usual trend of us looking reasonable without actually creating anything and then letting in a couple of pretty average goals with some pretty average defending. To be fair, the injury crisis meant that Rob Elmes had to play up front for what I can only assume was for the first time ever, and their keeper did make one good save.