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Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Market Drayton Advertiser: 1st XI Old Wulfrunians 3 - MDHC 2

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Match Reports 

Market Drayton's first string resumed their league season on Saturday away at Wolverhampton club Old Wulfrunians. Having missed the week before due to a frozen pitch at Keele they came into the game level on points with Redditch and Tamworth at the top of West Midlands Division One.

Drayton, affected by traffic problems, began the game with nine men but kept an enthusiastic home side at bay – defensive interceptions and solid pressing didn't allow Old Wulfs any room to manoeuvre.

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Market Drayton Advertiser: 3rd XI MDHC 5 Pershore 2

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Match Reports 

The game started slowly with both teams struggling in the icy conditions, Drayton were attacking well against the experienced Pershore defence and it was Lloyd Brakel who had the pick of the shots in the early stages with his strike zipping past the keeper's left post.

As the game progressed, fewer and fewer chances were being created by Drayton and Pershore were starting to get a better foot hold in the game.

However a rare short corner opportunity gave Drayton their second goal; Will Evans ...


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Market Drayton Advertiser: 2nd XI MDHC 7 Barlaston 1

Posted by James Coggins on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Match Reports 

Market Drayton's second eleven played Barlaston side looking to get their promotion form back after a disappointing defeat to Bloxwich last week.

Dave Poole's side were clearly relaxed going into the game and were expected to win given their strong league position.

In the opening exchanges it seemed their relaxed attitude would cost them; however they eventually started to play steadily and took the lead through some good skill from Kabir Bowry.

However Drayton weren't in control of the game ...


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