Paget Rangers 2 Perrywood 3

Saturday 24th August 2013
Plenty of boxes ticked on this short trip to north Birmingham – first visit since the 1980s to much-changed and renamed Trevor Brown Memorial Ground, a first look at the reformed Paget Rangers and a chance to catch up with Worcester-based visitors Perrywood. The contest lived up to its ‘big game’ billing on Twitter as Perrywood twice came from behind to equalise before scoring the winner. They then survived an onslaught of pressure during the closing stages from 10-man Paget. Worthy of a mention are the tea bar ladies who made one vegetarian (i.e. me!) extremely happy with a double Linda McCartney sausage hot dog topped with fried onions. It was good to be back at Church Road!

Paget Rangers 2 Perrywood 3
St Mary’s Hospice Midland Combination Division Two
At: Trevor Brown Memorial Ground, Church Road, Great Barr
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £2; Programme: £1 (16 pages)

Weather: sunny spells

Paget Rangers (amber/black/black): 1. Paul Smith, 2. Michael Edmead, 3. Jeremie Lacaze, 4. Graham Bond, 5. Thomas O’Callaghan, 6. David Franklin, 7. Ashley Churchill, 8. Daniel Zouch (capt), 9. Mark Bennett, 10. Nathan Joshi, 11. Luke Bradley. Subs: 12. Michael Harrigan (for Lacaze, 60), 14. Kurt White (for Edmead, 74), 15. Richard Gayle (not used), 16. Matthew Coates (not used).

Perrywood (blue and white halves / blue / blue): 1. Carl Preece, 2. Logan Stoddart, 3. Chris Moore, 4. Jack Godwin, 5. Jordan Stoddart, 6. Carl Smith (capt), 7. Samuel Smith, 8. Luke Whittington, 9. Simon Mills, 10. Lee Seldon, 11. Jack Marsh. Subs: 12. Lewis Butterworth (for Mills, 26), 14. Ashley Banner (not used), 15. George Martin (for Seldon, 58), 16. Connor Poole (not used), 17. Nick Pearce (not used).

Referee: Alan Walker
Assistants: Christopher Morby and Colin Hewitt

Attendance: 41
Duration: first-half: 48:18; second-half: 50:15

1-0 Carl Smith (6 og)
1-1 Simon Mills (18)
2-1 Daniel Zouch (21 pen)
2-2 Jordan Stoddart (56)
2-3 Luke Whittington (59)

Paget: David Franklin (RC, 84)
Perrywood: none