Home | 26 September 2016
RUSHALL OLYMPIC YOUTH 10 BILSTON TOWN YOUTH 0
THE PICS were aware that this was a potential banana skin, after a pre-season game between the two sides, finished a hard-earned 3-1 victory for us.
After wasting the first 20 minutes playing 50/50 balls into the air, the home side started to get the ball down and play. Liam Arrowsmith headed home the opener, followed by a well worked passage of play that resulted in a penalty, slotted home nicely by home 'keeper, Shaun Horan to make it 2-0 at half-time.
The second half saw a couple of changes that refreshed wide areas. Rushall hit the ground running with eight simply wonderful goals from Kieran Dowen, Jack Dunn, Connor Westley, Ben Grice, Simeon Paisley, Tom Garratt, Joe Pear and Luke Bawn.
The Pics played with commitment, determination and, at times, sheer ruthlessness. It has to be said that although the scoreline doesn't suggest it, the defence typified all of the above by keeping a third successive clean sheet.
After the game, it sank in that there were ten different goalscorers for the home side, that is an incredible achievement and typifies what we are trying to promote here in this squad.
Shaun Horan GK
Subs: Luke Bawn, Kadeem Brown, Marquez Sinclair, George Jenkins, Joe Pear.