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12 Aug 2000 FRD Halesowen Town 2-1 Causeway United PDF Print E-mail

Friendly - Saturday, 12th August, 2000

Halesowen Town 2 Causeway United 1

Causeway made a lively start and a mix-up at the heart of the Halesowen defence in the 5th minute allowed Simon Dixon to nip in and poke the ball past Andy Quy to give the Grove tenants an early lead.

Dixon then blasted high from 20 yards for Causeway before Halesowen’s Michael Griffiths shot wide from 20 yards in the 13th minute and then saw his 20th minute header fly over the bar. The Yeltz eventually recovered from their shaky opening and equalised in the 39th minute when Craig Burley upended Michael Griffiths in the box and Richard Crisp tucked away the penalty past Matt Sidaway.

Halesowen took greater control in the second half following five half-time substitutions and scored the winner in the 49th minute when Gary Piggott stooped to head home a left wing cross from fellow substitute Andy Dodds. Dodds then forced an excellent save from Sidaway in a quick  Halesowen break six minutes later before Sidaway was on hand again to hold onto Craig Dutton’s drive at the foot of the post on the hour.

Halesowen Town: Quy, Comyn, Hines, Lloyd, Collins, Cartwright, Crisp, Dutton, Payne, Griffiths, Mason. Subs: Dodds, Thomas, Piggott, Owen, Darroch

Causeway United: Sidaway, Powell, Taylor, Shilvock, Burley, Hancox, Mole, Wood, Williams, Dixon, Skidmore. Subs: Wilson, Hollis, Lewis, Pestridge, Reeves, Hall, Saunders

Referee: B. Green (Oldbury)

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