Team Yardley Men’s 1st Team
Opponent West Bromwich
Date November 12, 2016
Result Loss
Score 1 – 6

Goal scorer: Noor Zaman

Yardley’s recent poor run of form continued in the Warwick Printing MRHA West Midlands Division 1 against promotion hopefuls, West Bromwich.

Although almost back to full strength, Yardley found life very difficult right from the start as their defence was called into early action that needed some smart saves by keeper Neal Makepeace to prevent the home side scoring early. However, the constant speedy attacks by West Bromwich eventually told and the game virtually won by half time as three goals were scored.

At half time Yardley changed tactics and altered their line-up. This improved things to a certain extent. They were able to exert a little more in the way of attacking play. From one of these moves Gavin Hetherington, a defender pushing forward, was able to drill a pass into the D where it was met by Noor Zaman to reduce the arrears. When Yardley were able to create some attacking play they looked quite promising but unfortunately these chances were few and far between. More good work by keeper Makepeace and a clearance off the line by Jeevan Chagger from a short corner kept West Brom at bay for a while. However, a late surge by the home side pressed home their superiority with three more goals.

West Brom enjoyed the best of possession throughout and climbed to the top of the table courtesy of this result.

Yardley face another tough game this week, at home to Wolverhampton.

Report sent in by Peter Brainch (Club Secretary and Publicity Officer)

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