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On This Day ....... 14th April 1965 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:33
50 years ago today Alec Wood netted 5 goals at The Grove in a 7-0 win over Tamworth, below is an article that appeared on our official website 5 years ago to recall that occasion:
"There was a time when many successful football teams included in their line-ups a Scottish creative, skilful player with flair. In the 1960’s at The Grove, Alec Wood was such a player and he also scored a highly respectful amount of goals. In 171 appearances he netted 60 times and, playing alongside others such as the equally stylish and creative Mel Adams, he made a major contribution to a highly entertaining Yeltz side that rivalled any other era.
One night Alec Wood placed himself into Yeltz history when, on 14th April 1965, he became one of only 3 Yeltz players to score 5 times in a match (Ronnie Dugmore twice & Geoff Moss are the other two). Our fierce rivals Tamworth arrived at The Grove in a high league position themselves and were to end the season scoring 101 goals but on that memorable April Wednesday night they were despatched in a 7 goals to nil hammering.
Our line-up was: Bob Deaves, Alan Parsons, Gordon Field, Stan Purvis, Dave Culwick,Mel Adams, Sammy Roberts, Sammy Bryceland, David Eades, Alec Wood, Bobby Anderson.
We achieved 2nd place in the league that season behind Kidderminster Harriers, scoring 107 goals with Alec 2nd highest scorer on 17 goals after David Eades’ 39."
A summary of Alec's Yeltz playing record is:
1st match          17th November 1962   Halesowen 3 Atherstone 0
1st goal             24th November 1962   Redditch 1 Halesowen 5
Season             Appearances                            Goals
1962/63                       22                                  9
1963/64                       43                                20        15th February 1964 3 goals
                                                                                    Lower Gornal 4 Halesowen 4
1964/65                       34                                18        14th April 1965 5 goals
                                                                                    Halesowen 7 Tamworth 0
1965/66                       20                                  3
1966/67                         6
1968/69                       32                                  8
1969/70                       14                                  2
Total                            171                              60
Last goal         13th December 1969    Stourbridge 3 Halesowen 2
Last match      3rd January 1970          Hinckley Athletic 1 Halesowen 0
Alec is still seen around Halesowen,very best wishes to you Alec from all at The Grove.
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