"Gaffer Ivey welcomed back Paul Pickering, but for the second time in 3 weeks, Kings Heath and Dynamo could not be seperated. After the 1-1 stalemate at Abington Park two weeks previous, the two teams locked horns at the North Oval, but neither could manage a goal....
As the race hots up for runners-up spot, a point wasn't really much use to anyone."
In truth, Heath rode their luck at times in this lethargic performance. Only world class defending from Nicky Blenco, and top flight goal-keeping from Olly Urquhart kept the clean sheet. Blenco on hand to deny the lively David Stone, and Urqhhart keeping numerous half-chances out.
Heath's own strikeforce of
Jeffrey and Pickering never really had a chance to shine. Jeffers being forced
to play most of the game with his back to goal, which he did very well, but
resolute defending from Dynamo, and a lack of innovative flair from Kings Heath,
meant that any good chances were few and far between.
It seemed that the minds of the Heath players were elsewhere...
The dream of europe is still on, the remaining Champions League place is still an achievable
target. St Margrets looking like they have the title won, the race for
runners-up is getting white hot. Kings Heath, Northampton utd, Dynamo and Golden
Horse all fighting for that elusive Champions league place. Heath have the
fall-back option of Inter-toto Cup football, an alternative route thanks to the
Billy Behan Cup.
Kings Heath United (4-4-2):
L.Morin, R.Page, N.Blenco, G.Billingham
M.Newton, A.Blenco, B.Tansley, C.Davies