Town 3 Alvechurch 0

Town turned on the style to have this  Buildbase F A Trophy First Qualifying Round replay won by half time  when they were already three up.

Wilson Carvalho opened the scoring with a seventh minute penalty and Mike Taylor added two more  in the 37th and 42nd minutes to take his tally for the season to ten.

Town now meet Mickleover Sports at the Arden Garages Stadium in the next round on Saturday November 10th

Full report including Tom Baillie’s post match comments now available under the First Team Match Reports Section.

Birmingham County Youth Cup News

Following their five goal romp against Bustlehome  in the First Round of the Birmingham County Youth Cup (now known as the Joel Richards Memorial Cup) Town Youth have been rewarded with a home tie against old rivals Stourbridge in Round Two.

The date  will be announced when known.

F A Trophy Draw

If Town are  successful in tomorrow (Tuesday) evening’s replay against Alvechurch they will be at home to Northern Premier League side  Mickleover Sports in the Second Qualifying Round which is scheduled to be played on Saturday November 10th.

Alvechurch 1 Town 1

Town must meet the Church for a fourth time in Cup competitions this season after this draw at Lye Meadow.

Alvechurch led at half time but Mike Taylor equalised for Town four minutes into the second half.

A full report is now available under the First Team Match Reports Section.

Alvechurch 0 Town Youth 3

Town Youth continued their impressive run of form as they repeated their F A Youth Cup success over Alvechurch with an ultimately comfortable win in this MFYL Premier Division South game at the Triplex Sports Ground on Thursday evening.

Yet it was the Church who started the brighter of the two sides although without being able to create any really clearcut chances, and as Town gradually began to settle down both Caine Elliott and James Pomeroy went close to giving them the lead as half time was reached with the game still goal-less.

But it was Town who upped their tempo right from the start of the second half. Dan Atkins surged into the penalty area ten minutes into the half only to be brought down with Town’s fervent pleas for a spot kick being waved away, but Alvechurch’s reprieve was to prove shortlived as soon after Robbie Sone threaded the ball through to Harry Hartin who slotted the ball past the advancing keeper.

From then on Town took control and only a string of saves from the Church keeper kept his side ion the game, but in spite of his heroics Town doubled their lead with a quarter of an hour to go when Tyrike Richards-Burke reacted the quickest after the Church defence had failed to clear a corner.

And it was Richards-Burke who added Town’s third ten minutes later as he outpaced the tiring Church defenders to fire into the bottom corner.

There was still time for more superb goalkeeping to prevent Elliott and Callum Gallagher extending Town’s lead still further, and Darren Timms’ side are now up to third spot in the table only two points behind Gloucester City and Worcester City and with two games in hand over both.


It’s Villa Next In The BSC

Having edged past Coventry City via the penalty shootout route in the First Round of the Birmingham Senior Cup Town have been handed a home draw against Aston Villa in Round Two.

Like the Sky Blues the  Villa  are  fielding  a youthful side based on their Under 23 squad  in this competition, and came through 4-2 against Coleshill Town in the the previous round.

The date for the tie will be announced when known.

AGM tomorrow

Just a reminder that the STISA Annual General Meeting will be held at the Arden Garages Stadium tomorrow (Monday 22nd October) at 8pm. The meeting is open to all members and elections for committee posts will be held. It’s been an eventful and positive year for the Supporter’s Association and we would really like to update as many members as possible on our progress.