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Halesowen Town
R Nabi (44')
Full time
C Mendez-Jones (60' Sent Off)
Sat 12 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central Attendance 294

Alvechurch 1-0 Halesowen Town


Nabi's first Church goal secures derby victory.

Rahis Nabi’s superb free-kick gave Alvechurch a derby day victory over Halesowen Town.

Both teams came into the game looking for three points for different reasons. Halesowen currently sit in the bottom three, while Alvechurch were looking to make ground on the play-off places.

However, Nabi’s first goal for Alvechurch on the stroke of half-time gave them a deserved win. The first half saw a pyshical battle between the two side’s with little chances. Zack Foster forced Daniel Platt into a save from 25 yards out while Daniele Bragon fired wide.

Andre Landell then headed the ball into the net, before the goal was bizarrely ruled out for a foul in a decision which angered the home side. However, in the 45th minute, Nabi curled home a free-kick to give Ian Long’s side the lead.

The second half saw Halesowen go down to ten men when Callam Mendez-Jones was shown a second yellow card for an altercation with Josh March.

This led to Alvechurch creating a number of chances. Mitch Botfield and Lee Chilton fired wide while March hit the post with a stunning strike, before firing over.

Despite these chances, Halesowen nearly grabbed an equaliser late on, but substitute Lee Hughes could only fire over the bar.

The win means that it is now two wins in a row for Alvechurch and see’s them move up to 39 points for the season, meaning that they are only out of the play-off places on goal difference. They will be looking for the three points again next week when they travel to St Neots Town.

Key moments

Goal Rahis Nabi scores for Alvechurch
Red Card Callam Mendez-Jones is sent off for Halesowen Town


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85:00 Sub On
Taylor Morrison is substituted on for Alvechurch
85:00 Sub Off
Josh March is substituted off for Alvechurch
82:00 Yellow Card
Mitch Botfield is yellow carded for Alvechurch
63:00 Sub On
Aaron Lloyd is substituted on for Alvechurch
63:00 Sub Off
Andre Carvalho-Landell is substituted off for Alvechurch
60:00 Yellow Card
Josh March is yellow carded for Alvechurch
60:00 Yellow Card
Andre Carvalho-Landell is yellow carded for Alvechurch
60:00 Red Card 1 - 0
Callam Mendez-Jones is sent off for Halesowen Town
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 1 - 0
Rahis Nabi scores for Alvechurch
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Alvechurch
  • Halesowen Town
  • 0
  • Rahis Nabi Goal 44:00'
  • Josh March Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Andre Carvalho-Landell Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Callam Mendez-Jones Red Card 60:00'
  • Aaron Lloyd Sub On 63:00'
  • Andre Carvalho-Landell Sub Off 63:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Yellow Card 82:00'
  • Taylor Morrison Sub On 85:00'
  • Josh March Sub Off 85:00'

Team selection

Halesowen Town
  • 1. Daniel Platt
  • 2. Sam Griffiths
  • 3. Jack Kelly
  • 4. William Murphy
  • 5. Kieran Morris
  • 6. Callam Mendez-Jones
  • 7. Jack Rea
  • 8. Daniel Bragon
  • 9. Andre Wright
  • 10. Daniel Sweeney
  • 11. Joel Taylor
  • 12. Lee Hughes
  • 14. Joe Fitzpatrick
  • 15. Matthias Curley
  • 16. Mathias Bakare
  • 17. Callum Coyle

League round up

Other Premier Division Central results

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Rushall Olympic
Kettering Town
St Neots Town
Royston Town
King's Lynn Town
St Ives Town
Hitchin Town


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 42 94
2. King's Lynn Town 42 80
3. Stourbridge 42 78
4. Alvechurch 42 73
5. Stratford Town 42 72
6. Coalville Town 42 67
7. Biggleswade Town 42 66

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