"Recent signing Delroy Kilborn was red-carded
as Kings Heath were knocked-out of the Ken Parker Cup. The quarter final
derby against Golden Horse was always going to be an angry clash, and
things boiled over as Kilborn was dismissed in the 78th minute. Heath
lost the game 3-0 after a slow start that was never recovered. Two contraversial
first half goals paved the way for Horse to progress into the last four."
Matty Atkinson opened the scoring for Horse but looked 3 yards off-side. The flag never came and Atkinson took his time to slot a neat finish past Urquhart. The second came in even more contraversial circumstances. A blatant handball
from Craig McAuley paved the way for Horse's lead to be doubled. A furious Kings
Heath were stunned. Further misery for Heath was the loss of skipper Julian
Anger with a knee injury.
A half-time rocket from Ivey and a change in formation saw Heath take the game
to their visitors in the opening stages of the second-half. Clear cut chances
were few and far between despite tireless work from Davies, Kilborn, Jeffery and Blenco in the attacking third.
The killer blow came just after the hour
mark, Horse attacked on the break and Paul Roseblade won a highly dubious
penalty after a challenge from Nicky Blenco. Roseblade converted the spot-kick
hiself to send Heath crashing to their second cup exit in as many weeks.
Kings Heath United (4-4-2):
G.Billingham, R.Page, N.Blenco, C.Davies
D.Kilborn, A.Blenco, J.Anger (D.Robinson)(L.Morin), M.Newton