It’s the business end of the season for one of our young teams…
By Matty Paddock - 07/03/2019
Posted 9 months ago
HARRIERS U23s are potentially just one win away from being crowned Champions of their division, writes Elliot Ball.
The Reds require just one victory from their remaining games in their Total Motion Midland Football League division to lift the crown, after Scott Mason’s charges went seven points clear of second-placed Halesowen Town last time out.
Harriers ensured they were in pole position after defeating Rushall Olympic 2-0, away from home. Shane Lowth and Adam Beardsmore grabbed a goal each.
The team have remained cool under pressure and their form certainly shows this after Scott Mason’s side can boast a record of six wins in seven games.
The performances of Shane Lowth have been key to a ruthless Harriers attack. Lowth is currently second top goal scorer this season with sixteen goals in as many starts.
Our U23 side’s next fixture, which could see them crowned champions, is away to Continental Star. The hosts reside in sixth place and are in search of a much-needed win after failing to find a victory in their last four, losing three times in that time.
The Stars would be forgiven for only having one eye on their encounter with Harriers; the home side are due to play in the final of the Challenge Bowl Cup next April.
Second-placed Halesowen, who kept up the pressure with an emphatic win themselves last time out, will be hoping that this is not the case and that Continental can pull something out the bag and stop Harriers from clinching the all-important win. Halesowen have a game in hand over Harriers, but The Yeltz will need to gain maximum points from their last three games to ensure they have any chance of taking top spot from under Harriers’ nose.
Good luck to Harriers and COYR!