Gloucester 2 Yeltz 2

03 January 2000

First of all I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, especially those of you who've just found us on your lovely new Xmas computers.

It might be a new millennium, but I'm afraid the coverage here will be as up-to-date as ever :-( However our first game of the century resulted in a very creditable 2-2 draw away to old rivals Gloucester City. Goals from Cooper and Payne extended our unbeaten run (in the League) to 5 games.

Don't forget, if you were at the game and would like to add your opinion on what happened, why not send in a match report?

Match Report from Andrew Simpson

On a cold and wet January afternoon the game got off to a stuttering start with niggly tackles and some dodgy decisions going against us. The game never got going until Gloucester made the breakthrough on 44 minutes with a tap in. Halesowen replied instantly, Crispy crossing a great ball which Ada Cooper slotted home.

The second half started well with another Crispy cross was slotted home cooly by Stuart Payne to make it 2-1, and he could have made it three when he slotted the ball wide in a one to one with the Tigers 'keeper Ryan Gallaway. The Yeltz hung on for 35 minutes with the Meadow Park pitch not helping City's attack with the ball sticking in the mud on numerous occasions. The Gloucester breakthrough finally came when the home side's number 4 headed home. The game finished in a skirmish with Wayne Lloyd killing almost all the home side!

Team: McDonnell, Crisp, Owen, Wood, Lloyd, Collins, Wright, Payne, Gennard, Cooper, Smith - Subs (not used) Brown, Cartwright, Donavan