NTFA Sunday Cup Round 4.
Sunday 18th January '04
Kings Heath United

Andy Blenco (2)
Marc Jeffery
Nick Blenco
Kettering Extra

"Gaffer Ivey rested Josh Urquhart but welcomed back Rob Page to the starting line-up for this crunch cup fixture."

A frozen playing surface at the Heath nearly had the match cancelled, but thanks to some low picture-esque winter sun, it was given the all-clear. The opening exchanges were doninated by the famous black and blue stripes. It was like a well-mannered game of chess, the ball being passed around, effortless yet methodical, the pace being dictated by clever forward runs from Jeffery, Sampson and Andy Blenco, and calm football from the back from Billingham and Page. Nicky Blenco was, has always been and will be forever, the rock. Hamill was cultured, Anger was industrious, Davies lively and Urquhart, for the third week in a row... bored to tears.
Ketts Extra were no match for Heath.
Sampson should have opened the deadlock with a penalty, but i've only ever seen Peter Devine, from Nick Hancocks Football Nightmares 1, take a worse spot-kick.
Amazingly it took until the second-half to open the scoring, Nick Blenco barged into the box for a corner, rose like the proverbial salmon to blast Heath into the lead with his head. Brother Andy wasn't to be out-done in the scoring steaks. A neat finish from a goal-mouth scramble and the second, a blistering 25 yard effort made it 3-0, and Blenco-scoresheet maddness!! The prolific Marc Jeffery completed the scoring 5 minutes from time. Jeffers blasting home from a magnificient run and cross from Chris Davies.
The only negative note for Heath was the departure of Matty Newton through injury. Newton later recieved hospital treatment after a sickening 2 footed assault by team-mate Julian Anger.
Reports that Anger is dropped, fined and banned by gaffer Ivey are un-confirmed at this stage...

Kings Heath United (4-4-2):
G.Billingham (L.Morin), W.Hamill, N.Blenco, R.Page
C.Davies, M.Newton (B.Tansley), J.Anger, A.Blenco
C.Sampson, M.Jeffrey
Venue: North Oval Ground, Kings Heath
K.O.: 10:30am
Report By Glenn Billingham
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