11:59am Thursday 31st October 2013
HALESOWEN Town made heavy weather of their 3-2 win over Goole AFC, but manager John Hill was happy to see his side bounce back following their loss to leaders Leek Town.
Early goals from strikers Iyesden Christie and Ben Haseley appeared to put the Yeltz well on the road to victory but Goole clawed themselves back on level terms before half time.
It took a controversial 73rd minute penalty from Neil McKenzie to seal the points after Jean-Michel Gueyes had appeared to have been brought down.
Hill admitted afterwards: “I think we caught Goole at just the right time. When we went 2-0 up, it looked as though the game was over, but it didn’t pan out like that.”
Hill was also unhappy with the match officials after Halesowen lost out 2-1 after extra time to a Wolverhampton wanderers Development Squad in the Birmingham Senior Cup this week.
He claimed: “I thought they sided with the senior club. We were really unlucky to lose that game.
“The one thing I really didn’t want was extra time, but that’s what we got.
Tom Tonks headed Halesowen ahead with his first goal of the season and Hill claimed: “It was a very special moment for him as Tom’s a massive Wolves fan. He’s even got a tattoo of them on his leg!
Halesowen finally lost out to a 103rd minute goal from Sam Whittall after Wolves had levelled on 59 minutes through Ibrahim Keita.
The Yeltz visit Rainham Miners Welfare this Saturday.
Chris Lait has completed his suspension but is ruled out with a groin injury.
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