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Shaw Lane
Stourbridge
Sat 18 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Full time Attendance 253

Ducks On The March

A possible sending off not given, an injured linesman and free-kicks aplenty almost spoilt an excellent game of football at Sheerien Park.

MATCH REPORT By Alan Percival

Shaw Lane AFC 3 Stourbridge 1

A possible sending off not given, an injured linesman and free-kicks aplenty almost spoilt an excellent game of football at Sheerien Park.
Referee Michael Barlow had his work cut out for him on an afternoon when a managerless Shaw Lane looked rejuvenated after manager Craig Elliott took the job at Boston United.
The game could have gone very differently had a red card been shown to Ducks’ captain Ryan Qualter on nine minutes.
His apparent shove on Kyle Parry in retaliation could have resulted in the home side losing a man in the early stages.
“I felt it was a blatant sending off,” felt Stourbridge manager Gary Hackett, “Everyone, apart from the ref, has seen Qualter shove Perry in the face; but it’s not the reason we lost.
“There are no excuses, the better side won today.”
With 18 free-kicks given in the first period it came as no surprise when the referee blew for a penalty to Shaw Lane after 21 minutes.
Chib Chilaka fouled from behind, on the by-line, by Paul McCone.
Spencer Harris stepped up and sent Matthew Gould the wrong way.
Four minutes later and the lead was doubled.
Harris with a thunderous effort from just outside the box rocketed into the far corner.
Stourbridge started to improve in the second half with an effort from Leon Broadhurst flying wide of the goal.
A ten minute delay due to an injury to one the assistant referee’s meant a replacement had to be found.
Thankfully a member of the crowd was able to step up and look after the line for the remaining 35 minutes.
Shaw Lane found their feet quickly and a minute from the restart made it three nil.
A right wing cross by Alex Byrne found the head of Chilaka who netted only his second league goal of the season for the Ducks.
Loanee Luke Benbow found the net with 25 minutes remaining for the Glassboys with his long range effort.
A slight deflection wrong footed Jon Stewart who couldn’t get down in time as the ball travelled towards him at pace.
“If Qualter had gone, and we were down to ten men, it would have been a different game,” admitted Shaw Lane caretaker Doug O’Connor.
“We pushed Harris forward as he’s usually a holding midfielder and he’s come up trumps for us with two goals.”
The defeat is Stourbridge’s first away from home since September ninth.
Shaw Lane 3
Spencer Harris 21(pen), 25
Chib Chilaka 59
Stourbridge FC 1
Luke Benbow 66
Match Rating: 4/5
Star Man: Spencer Harris (Shaw Lane)
Referee: Michael Barlow
Attendance: 253
Shaw Lane (4-3-2-1): Stewart 5, Austin 7, Gordon 7, Norris 6, Kelvin Lugsden 6, Qualter 6, Byrne 7, Harris 9 (Bennett 75, 5), Chilaka 9 (Reeves 90), Keiran Lugsden 5, Walker 7 (Whitehouse 75, 5).
Sub Not Used: Orlando-Jones
Stourbridge (4-4-2): Gould 5, Christophorou 5, Westlake 6, McCone 5, Duggan 7, Green 5 (Marsh 61, 6), Tonks 7, Broadhurst 6, Perry 5, Benbow 8, Shearer 6 (Cameron 67, 5).
Subs Not Used: Cooke, Timmins, Collinridge
Shots on 5/1
Shots off 6/8
Corners 3/2
Offside 3/1
Fouls conceded 15/16
Yellow 3/3
Red 0/0
By Alan Percival.

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