Bloxwich Men’s Fathom 6 – Whitchurch Men’s Fathom2
The Whitchurch Fathoms set out to Bloxwich without their most experienced players.
Playing 10-a-side in the first half, Whitchurch got off to a good start with an Ellis Hickson goal in the first five minutes.
However after a well placed short corner and a goal in open play, Bloxwich ended the first half 2 – 1 up.
Starting the second half with just 9 players after Aaron Shackleton took a stick to the face, the Whitchurch Fathoms were always going to be on the back foot against an experienced Bloxwich team.
Spirited defence from Doug Buckeridge and Richard Leigh, good goal keeping from Neil Jones and positive attacking play from Ben Fry, Ben Kimberley and Ellis Hickson meant the Fathoms kept themselves in the game for most of the second half. A further goal from Ellis Hickson brought the score to 4 – 2 with 10 minutes to play. With a man-down, Whitchurch gave Bloxwich too much open space in mid-field enabling them to take two extra goals before the final whistle.
The 6 – 2 score line flattered the Bloxwich side in what was a close fought game against a largely in-experienced Whitchurch side.