Red Star Alma 4 Sikh Hunters 0

Saturday 31st March 2012
Red Star Alma 4 Sikh Hunters 0
West Midlands (Regional) League Division 2
At: Bentley Youth FC
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: none
Weather: mild, cloudy, dry
Attendance: 17 (headcount)
Duration: first-half: 49:00; second-half: 50:56

I needed to stay close to home this afternoon and, in any case, didn’t fancy travelling too far after getting back from Castleford after midnight. So, as I’d not previously visited Bentley Youth’s ground near M6 Junction 10, this West Midlands (Regional) League Division 2 game chose itself. Both sides occupied the top two positions in last season’s Wolverhampton Combination table and it was champions Red Star Alma who came out on top with two unanswered goals in each half.

Red Star Alma (red/black/black): 1. Paul Birch, 2. Matthew Heaton, 3. Dave Richards, 4. Daniel Percox, 5. James Dinham (capt), 6. Craig Smallman, 7. Alan Perkins, 8. Sam Roberts, 9. Ben Johnson, 10. Daniel Green, 11. Sammy Causton. Subs: 12. Anthony Pennright (for Dinham, 78), 13. Simon Dunn (for Smallman, 90+4), 14. Cleve Belle (for Causton, 59). Manager: Fred Dinham.

Sikh Hunters (blue/white/blue): 1. Amrick Panesar, 2. Bhalwinder Singh, 3. Keiral Lail, 4. Kiran Singh (capt), 5. Mandeep Singh, 6. Amandeep Sandher, 7. Hrindeep Gill, 8. Dwane Battison, 9. Justin Gerguson, 10. Rakesh Mal, 11. Jannder Rahra. Subs: 12. Lembel Singh (not used), 13. Verinder Singh (for Mal, 58), 14. Vinash Karara (for Lail, ht), 15. Ramondeep Jhooty (not used). Manager: Sunny Johal.

1-0 Sam Roberts (14)
2-0 Ben Johnson (25 pen)
3-0 Ben Johnson (77)
4-0 Sam Roberts (90+6)

Red Star Alma: Alan Perkins (YC, 69), Daniel Green (YC, 76)
Sikh Hunters: none