The Wyrley Tigers suffered a blow on the eve of their matches with the news that keeper Joe Timmins was unwell and so had to miss out. Get well soon Joe!


The Tigers came into this match high on confidence off the back of 3 straight wins, but with keeper Joe Timmins absent, a reshuffle was required. Aran Poonian took over goalkeeping duties. The match started in nervous fashion and Aran was called into action almost immediately as the Colts enjoyed possesion in the opening minutes. However, as has become the norm, the Tigers grew into the game and Cole Askey had the first attempt on goal for Wyrley. In an even first half it was left to captain Kian Cox to open the scoring following a great run from the middle of the pitch. HT 1-0 Tigers. The second half saw the introduction of Armaan Sohi who wasted no time in adding a second goal for the Tigers following up a great strike from Tom Sutton which the keeper did well to parry. A minute later Cole Askey made it 3-0 with a great shot from outside the box. The Tigers were dominant at this point and it was no surprise when Armaan Sohi scored a 4th and his second of the game with a smart turn and shot following good work from Kian Cox. The Colts managed a consolation effort right on the final whistle but the game was long gone by that point.  Well done lads.


For the second match Scott Grosvenor-Hayes replaced Aran Poonian between the sticks, with Aran taking Scott’s place in defence. Bloxwich Rangers started on the front foot and it quickly became evident that this would be a real test for the Tigers against their toughest opposition to date. After a few near misses Rangers took the lead with a great shot across the goal which Scott could not do anything about. More Rangers pressure followed and the Tigers had to defend stoutly. The rear guard was breached once more when a defensive mix up allowed Rangers to scramble the ball home to make it 2-0 Rangers at half time. The second half saw the introduction of Kian Cox and Cole Askey and the effect was almost immediate as the Tigers began to win possession and find their passing game. Once again the captain led by example as Kian ran almost the entire length of the pitch before burying a shot past the Rangers keeper to give Tigers a lifeline. That lifeline was grabbed when Cole Askey let fly another long distance shot which flew into the Rangers goal to level affairs for a resilient Tigers side who did not give up the cause. There was still time to net a Tigers winner but a shell-shocked Rangers side regrouped and did well to keep the Tigers at bay. It was a great result for the Tigers who have now won 4 of their 6 opening games and this result felt more like a win than a draw in the end, against a team that will trouble many in this league.

Well done to Kian Cox, Aran Poonian, Joe Rodda, Scott Grosvenor-Hayes, Lewis Hall, Armaan Sohi, Tom Sutton, Bradley Nutting and Cole Askey.

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