Billy Behan Cup Semi Finals.
Tuesday 20th April '04
Grasshoppers
0

Vs
3
Kings Heath United
    Marc Jeffery
Chris Davies
Craig Sampson

"Heath Through to Final After Non-Event..."


As so often happens in football, when a good team plays a poor team, the poorer side drags the game down to their own level. That and awful pitch conditions made way for a very poor semi-final at Stade de Lings Woode.
A near full-strength Kings Heath side stumbled their way through the opening 20 minutes, then settled down to play some football. A simple move led to Chris Davies breaking in from the right, latching on to an Andy Blenco through-ball and finishing well.
Marc Jeffery doubled the advantage with a well-taken header from a Matty Newton cross. 2-0 was the half-time score.
The second half was a dreadful spectacle for the brave souls who had turned up. Grasshoppers, playing with no shape and getting men behind the ball were beginning to frustrate Kings Heath. 'Hoppers' defender Stuart Munro was a constant thorn in the backside of the Heath boys' performance.
Eventually though, the onslaught on Daniel Cocks' goal was in full-flow, but clear-cut chances were hard to come by.
Nicky Blenco, Lee Morin, Craig Sampson and Glenn Billingham were all thwarted thanks to deflections, good saves, poor finishing and all of the above.
Sampson did eventually get on the scoresheet, smashing in a late volley to give the scoreline a bit more of a realistic appearance.
All in all, Kings Heath will have to be much improved to see off St Margarets Reserves in the final.
The Maggies comfortabley despatching Mears Ashby Jackdaws 4-0 at Vitoria Park.

Kings Heath United (4-4-2):
O.Urquhart
L.Morin, R.Page, N.Blenco, G.Billingham
C.Davies, J.Anger, A.Blenco (J.Urquhart), M.Newton (W.Hamill)
M.Jeffery (P.Pickering), C.Sampson
Venue: Lings Wood
K.O.: 6:15pm
Report By Glenn Billingham
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