Sunday, October 17

Match Center

1st Team

Willenhall Town

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Smethwick Rangers

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Friendly Saturday 28 July @ 3:00 pm

The Lockmen stormed back from 3-1 down to win this friendly against higher ranked Smethwick. Smethwick scored first on ten minutes when they pounced on a stray pass to take the lead. Steve Stearn and then Tom Lawton went close. However, midway through the half, The Lockmen levelled when a clever through ball sent Liam Hickman clear and he fired past the keeper. Smethwick re-took the lead when Willenhall again gave the ball away just outside the penalty area on the stroke of half-time, there was more than a hint of handball in the final move.

On 58 minutes a free header from a corner stretched the lead to two goals for Smethwick. Luke Green twice went close for Willenhall before they pulled a goal back on 66 minutes. Green broke through before setting up Ben Browne to hammer against the underside of the bar from close range, Tom Lawton followed up to hammer home. Green fired across goal two minutes later . Lawton then fired across goal before Browne levelled the game on 78 minutes when he chased down the keeper who hammered a clearance against his legs , only to see the ball rebound past him and in. A minute later and Browne won the game when a quick ball forwards picked him out and he cleverly lobbed the keeper.

Chris Burton Man of the Match: Ben Browne for his two goals.

Willenhall Town 4 - 3 Smethwick Rangers

  • Saturday 28 July 2018 @ 3:00 pm
  • Friendly 
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Previous meetings

01 Oct 14 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Smethwick Rangers v Willenhall Town 1 - 5
21 Apr 15 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v Smethwick Rangers 3 - 2
17 Oct 15 3:00 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v Smethwick Rangers 2 - 6
04 May 16 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Smethwick Rangers v Willenhall Town 3 - 1
17 Aug 16 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v Smethwick Rangers 0 - 1
05 Apr 17 5:45 pm WMRL Premier Smethwick Rangers v Willenhall Town 0 - 2
28 Jul 18 3:00 pm Friendly Willenhall Town v Smethwick Rangers 4 - 3