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17 Dec 2002 DMLC3R Halesowen Town 4-1 Sutton Coldfield Town PDF Print E-mail

Dr Martens League Cup 3rd Round – Tuesday, 17th December, 2002

Halesowen Town 4 Sutton Coldfield Town 1

Halesowen’s cruised into the quarter-finals of the League Cup with a four-goal first-half blast.

Dominic Reece opened the scoring after just 7 minutes by bundling home a right-wing cross from Karl Brennan from a couple of yards out. Skipper Lee Collins scooped the ball home to increase the lead on 18 minutes after Gavin Stone headed on a right-wing corner from Les Hines.

Sutton teenage-prospect Dean Perrow brought out a 20th minute flying save from Chris Adamson but a minute later the visitors did pull a goal back with Romi Cammock turning home a Jamie Russell cross at the near post in a crowded goal area.

Karl Brennan put the home side well in control by despatching a left wing Hines cross into the bottom corner of the net from 15 yards on 37 minutes. Two minutes before the break Halesowen hit a fourth with Kirk Master turning a through ball from Neil Smith past goalkeeper Justin Bray.

Halesowen failed to add to their goal tally in the second period although Bray turned away a curling 20-yard Master free-kick after 58 minutes. Substitute Jason Ashby scythed through the Sutton defence on a 40-yard run to put Master clear to strike the outside of the post on the hour and an Aaron Shanahan free-kick was then headed on for Gavin Stone to strike the underside of the crossbar three minutes later.

Hines was denied from the penalty spot after 76 minutes by Bray diving to his right after SimonTucker tripped Ashby in the penalty area.

Halesowen Town: Adamson; Colwell, Hines, Smith, L. Collins (Skidmore 60), Stone, Brennan, Master, May (Ashby 60), Shanahan, Reece(Trainer 72). Unused Subs: Newall, Garvey.

Sutton Coldfield Town: Bray; Ling, Gardener, Jones, Geoghagan, Randall, Cammock, Russell, Perrow (Porter 68(Richardson 80)), Tucker, Maragh (Moran 74). Unused Sub: Howard.

Referee: G. Capps (Kettering)

Attendance: 187

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