On a day when fixtures fell foul of the weather only one game survived in the PayCare Open Age Division, however, Dudley Rangers and Trysull FC were able to serve up an eight goal thriller.  

Dudley opened the scoring in the second minute through an own goal when Jordash Brown sliced a clearance to put it in his own team’s net.  Lewis Allen made it 2-0 on thirty minutes when he was put through and beat the advancing keeper. 

On 37 minutes, a Trysull defender stopped the ball entering the net and conceded a penalty for a deliberate hand ball which resulted in his dismissal from the field of play.  

Dudley’s Callum Campbell stepped up and hit a ferocious shot, which keeper Jack Bradley saved extremely well by diving low to his left and parrying it away.  

Unfortunately, though, he sustained a wrist injury and went to hospital.  

On 40 minutes Scott Fisher put Dudley 3-0 up with Taylor Brooks making it 4-0 on the stroke of half time.  

Trysull came back well in the second half, with a variety of chances being missed by both sides.  Finally, Scott Fisher notched his second with a simple tap in.  

Trysull kept going and pulled one back when Jack Bowater rounded the keeper and tapped it in for 5-1.  Dudley though finished strongly with George New slotting home from a Taylor Brooks pull back across the box and Callum Campbell having a shot deflected into the net to make the final score 7-1.

Dudley Rangers Secretary, Sam Collier, hailed it, ’A solid performance from start to finish.’

Bloxwich played in the Lichfield Charity Cup against Bo Jolly’s FC from the Stafford Championship.  Bo Jolly’s opened the scoring, but soon after Bloxwich’s Reece Berry beat two defenders and slotted home the equaliser.  

Bow Jolly’s made it 2-1 but again Bloxwich equalised when Dan Lawrence’s wonderful strike into the top corner finished off a superb team passing movement.  Bloxwich, courtesy of an OG went in 3-2 up at half time.  

Jolly’s started the stronger in the second half, scoring the equaliser within the first two minutes.  Bloxwich though piled on the pressure and a superb header from Luke Oakley sent the tie to penalties.  

Bloxwich won 4-2 on penalties with TJ Hayes, Reece Berry, Luke Oakley and Jermelle Banner scoring from the spot.  A fine save from Olly Dunn was the difference in the shoot out.