Burntwood Town 1 Chelmsley Town 3

Monday 7th May 2012
Burntwood Town 1 Chelmsley Town 3
Athium Midland Combination Division 2
At: Red Lion Ground, Brereton
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: none
Weather: cold, occasional drizzle
Attendance: 35 (headcount)
Duration: first-half: 46:10; second-half: 51:05

Chelmsley Town will complete the season in third position in the Athium Midland Combination Division Two table but they didn’t get the substanial victory they needed to finish as runners-up to Champions Greenhill. Following goalless first half, the visitors scored three times in 13 minutes to secure the win and Burntwood, who played a lot better than a bottom-of-the-table side, scored a late consolation from the penalty spot. This was my fourth visit to the Red Lion Ground and, interestingly for me, Burntwood were the fourth different home side (the previous three being Brereton Social, Coton Green and Rugeley Rangers).

Burntwood Town (orange with black right sleeve / black / black): 1. Michael Barrett, 2. Shaun Street, 3. Reece Gentles, 4. Andy Batha (capt), 5. Luke Hyden, 6. Mitch Morehouse, 7. Karl Johnson, 8. Dean Brookes, 9. Tom Green, 10. Gary Longdon, 11. Paul Harvey. Subs: 12. Phil Wright (for Morehouse, 79), 14. Jason Fardo (not used), 15. Brett Dewsbury (for Harvey 81), 16. Mark Wright (not used).

Chelmsley Town (sky blue and white stripes / sky blue / white): 1. Craig Blaxland, 2. Tonn Adcock, 3. Adam Lee, 4. James Butterworth, 5. Darryl Harris, 6. Darren Followell (capt), 7. Darren Coles, 8. Ross Casey, 9. Gavin Parsons, 10. Scott Hewitt, 11. Garry Humphries. Subs: 12. Joe Burke (for Hewitt, 76), 14. Scott Parker (for Adcock, 74), 15. Richard Sadler (not used), 16. Curtis Walters (for Followell, 71), 17. Steve Pike (not used). Manager: Steve Soloman.

Referee: Mike Mooney.
Assistants: Ross Gilbert and Jade Prince.

0-1 Gavin Parsons (65)
0-2 Adam Lee (74)
0-3 Cutris Walters (78)
1-3 Tom Green (82 pen)

Burntwood: none
Chelmsley: James Butterworth (YC, 36)