"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
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