NTFA Intermediate Cup Round 2.
Sunday 16th November '03
Patishall Rangers

Kings Heath United
    Craig Sampson(2)
Andy Blenco
Chris Davies

"Gaffer Ivey started Sunday morning in a state of panic over the clubs injury crisis, but finished Sunday morning doing Peter Beardsley impressions on the half-way line while coasting at 4-1 up."

Missing several regulars through beer, injury and beer-related injury, Kings Heath took the now traditional 'depleted squad' for this tricky cup tie in sunny Patishall.
Heath were in complete control from the first kick, the passing was simple, movement good and no-one in blue & black stripes broke a sweat for the first 20 minutes.
Davies and Sampson were un-lucky not to open the scoring, but it was the industrious Allen who went closest, and definatley should have broken the deadlock. After Sampson was hauled down in the box, Allen saw his penalty come back off both posts. Allen did tuck away the rebound, but as the ball hadn't touched anything apart from the woodwork, the goal did not stand. Allens misery continued as he was later shot by a sniper waiting in the bushes after 32mins. The physio room has obtained another first-team star.
Ivey entered the fray.
Thankfully, Heath didn't have to wait too much longer for an opening goal. It came in the shape of a Chris Davies strike from the edge of the box.
Nerves settled.... now surely, this week, the floodgates would open!? Nope. Davies missed the only other clear-cut chance Heath created in the first-half.
Once again, Ivey, now in player/manager mode, was forced to lash out a half-time wake-up call. It did the trick as Heath started the second-half in exhillerating fashion.
The beat of the samba drums was evident, Craig Sampson leading the rhythmic attacking with 2 goals in as many minutes. His first was an opertunist moment of individual grace and flair. A run through on goal, cut inside and a curling shot that flew into the top corner. His second was supplied courtesy of another Billingham 50-yard spray. Sampson took it in his path, rounded the keeper and tucked the ball into an empty net.
Patishall never recovered from this and in-between some show-boating from Ivey, some general keep-ball and some Urquhart magic... Patishall conceeded a fourth. This time a highly-deserved goal from Andy Blenco, a crisp finish after good work from man-of-the-moment Sampson.
What with all the 'total football', in was inevitable that a consolation for Patishall was on the cards... and it was. The ball rammed home after a corner by a balding, tubby man in a red shirt...

Glenn 'Nick Collins' Billingham
Sky Sports
Patishall Community Centre.

Kings Heath United (4-4-2):
B.Tansley, G.Billingham, N.Blenco, R.Page
C.Davies, J.Anger, A.Blenco, J.Urquhart
M.Allen (S.Ivey), C.Sampson
Venue: Pattishall
K.O.: 10:30am
Report By Glenn Billingham
Copyright 2004 khufc.com Site Designed by Chopper.
All Rights Reserved.