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Darlaston Town (1874)
Wyrley
L Taylor (23', 34', 81')
Full time
R Nadat (67' Sent Off)
Sat 2 Mar 15:00 - West Midlands Regional League - WMRL Division One Attendance 117

The Leagues top marksman ensures his team remains top

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Darlaston's unbeaten run now extends to 15 games after beating local rivals Wyrley yesterday

West Midlands Regional League Division One leaders Darlaston Town extended their unbeaten league run to 15 games with a hard-fought win against an impressive Wyrley team. Destroyer in chief was the Division's top scorer Leon Taylor who netted his second hat trick in two successive home games.

Both sides started the game well, Wyrley were bright and sharp passing the ball well with excellent movement off the ball, whilst Darlaston were composed and looked more threatening in attack
Both teams missed early half chances, Leon Taylor for the home team and Josh Tolley for the visitors. On 6 minutes Darlaston were denied the opening goal by an offside flag, Tyrone Clarke O'Connell's sublime 12-yard finish being wiped off by the Assistant Referee's flag.

Despite some neat play by the visitors they lacked penetration with Scott Glasby and Ryan Jones solid at the heart of the home defence snuffing out any danger with some excellent interceptions.
Wyrley keeper Joe Williams made an excellent save at full stretch from midfielder Alex Solomon, Daniel Bolzon had a shot blocked and Taylor failed to convert with a 15th minute header.

Wyrley had the edge in possession but Darlaston were more threatening, the influential Jamie Holder spraying passes to prize open the Wyrley defence where Jack Braid and Andy Lee stood firm until the 23rd minute when Darlaston broke the deadlock.

Daniel Bolzon flicked on a header into the path of Taylor, Taylor's powerful run past two defenders took him into the penalty area before beating keeper Williams with a shot into the right-hand bottom corner.

The League leaders doubled their lead 11 minutes later on 34th minutes. A foul by Braid on Bolzon some 30 yards out resulted in a Darlaston free kick. Up stepped Ryan Jones to deliver a perfect in swinging free kick, Taylor shook off his marker to majestically head home beyond a stranded Williams in the Wyrley goal.

Wyrley continued to play some neat controlled football, Tom Green and Ollie Butler at the heart of their best work without creating any clear-cut chances. In contrast the midfield trio of Jamie Holder, Alex Solomon and Bekir Halil prompted and probed with some excellent passing moves, Clarke O'Connell, Taylor and Bolzon all threatening as Darlaston had the more lethal cutting edge.
On 37 minutes Clarke O'Connell's pace took him past Kieran Shaw, his superb left-wing cross eluding Bolzon at the far post by inches.

On the stroke of half time Taylor had a glorious chance to complete a first half hat trick after being sent clear by Solomon's precise through ball, keeper Williams was quickly off his line to deny Taylor with an excellent save.

The second half started as the first ended with Darlaston in charge. An early chance fell to Bolzon, but he could not direct his header on target from Clarke O'Connell's corner. Wyrley kept probing, looking to get a foothold in the game and should've reduced the arrears but an unmarked Butler headed wide from 4 yards.

In a 15-minute spell Wyrley skipper Reis Nadat who otherwise had an excellent game was cautioned twice and sent off for two reckless challenges on Sam Causton in the 52nd minute and Jamie Holder on 67 minutes. Holder received lengthy treatment and was eventually substituted 15 minutes later.
As the game entered its final quarter Williams was again in action saving from Bolzon who was put clear by Halil. Wyrley substitute Scott Gill shot wide on 74 minutes.

Taylor's hard work was rewarded with his second hat-trick in successive home games on 81 minutes following an excellent three man move. A Jamie Holder reverse pass set up Ryan Kingdon down the left flank, Kingdon breezed past two defenders before playing the ball into the feet of Taylor who made no mistake, scoring his 33rd goal of the season to settle the game.

In the dying minutes Jack Braid came closest to scoring for the visitors, his 18-yard curling effort bringing an acrobatic save from home keeper Liam Whittaker diving high and full length to fingertip the ball over the bar. From the resultant corner Braid had a half chance but a last-ditch block by Kingdon denied the visitors.

Darlaston’s win keeps them top of the table for this weekend and their unbeaten extending to 15 games. Without a game this weekend Darlaston are next in action on Saturday 16 March when they travel to Newport Town kick off 3 pm.

We also would like to thank Wyrley for the highlights of the game that had been posted on YouTube.

Leon Taylor

Player of the Match

Leon Taylor
Leon Taylor

Player of the Match

Leon Taylor

Key moments

23:00
Goal Leon Taylor scores for Darlaston Town (1874)
34:00
Goal Leon Taylor scores for Darlaston Town (1874)
67:00
Red Card Reis Nadat is sent off for Wyrley
81:00
Goal Leon Taylor scores for Darlaston Town (1874)

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Darlaston Town v Wyrley 2-3-2019
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Highlights

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90:00 +7:00 Player of the Match
Leon Taylor is awarded player of the match for Darlaston Town (1874)
90:00 +3:00 Foul
Kieran Shaw is fouled for Wyrley
89:00 Blocked Shot
Jack Braid has a shot blocked for Wyrley
88:00 Saved Shot
Jack Braid has a shot saved for Wyrley
88:00 Saved Shot
Noah Diallo has a shot saved for Darlaston Town (1874)
86:00 Blocked Shot
Noah Diallo has a shot blocked for Darlaston Town (1874)
86:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) taken by Tyrone Clarke-O'Connell
84:00 Sub Off
Leon Taylor is substituted off for Darlaston Town (1874)
84:00 Sub On
Danny Mayne is substituted on for Darlaston Town (1874)
81:00 Assist
Ryan Kingdon makes an assist for Darlaston Town (1874)
81:00 Sub On
Dave Richards is substituted on for Darlaston Town (1874)
81:00 Sub Off
Jamie Holder is substituted off for Darlaston Town (1874)
81:00 Goal 3 - 0
Leon Taylor scores for Darlaston Town (1874)
81:00 Sub On
Jack Stafford is substituted on for Wyrley
81:00 Sub Off
Josh Tolley is substituted off for Wyrley
80:00 Sub Off
Bekir Halil is substituted off for Darlaston Town (1874)
80:00 Sub On
Noah Diallo is substituted on for Darlaston Town (1874)
79:00 Corner taken
Corner for Wyrley taken by Scott Gill
77:00 Saved Shot
Leon Taylor has a shot saved for Darlaston Town (1874)
77:00 Blocked Shot
Daniel Bolzon has a shot blocked for Darlaston Town (1874)
76:00 Blocked Shot
Leon Taylor has a shot blocked for Darlaston Town (1874)
74:00 Missed Shot
Scott Gill misses a shot for Wyrley
74:00 Sub Off
Callum Head is substituted off for Wyrley
74:00 Sub On
Martyn Wheeler is substituted on for Wyrley
73:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) taken by Bekir Halil
73:00 Saved Shot
Daniel Bolzon has a shot saved for Darlaston Town (1874)
67:00 Red Card 2 - 0
Reis Nadat is sent off for Wyrley
67:00 Yellow Card
Reis Nadat is yellow carded for Wyrley
67:00 Sub Off
Ollie Butler is substituted off for Wyrley
63:00 Foul
Reis Nadat is fouled for Wyrley
62:00 Foul
Bekir Halil is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
61:00 Missed Shot
Ryan Kingdon misses a shot for Darlaston Town (1874)
56:00 Foul
Alex Solomon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
54:00 Foul
Scott Glasby is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
52:00 Yellow Card
Reis Nadat is yellow carded for Wyrley
52:00 Foul
Sam Causton is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
49:00 Foul
Kieran Shaw is fouled for Wyrley
47:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) taken by Tyrone Clarke-O'Connell
End of period 1
45:00 +53:00 Player of the Match
Leon Taylor is awarded player of the match for Darlaston Town (1874)
45:00 Saved Shot
Tyrone Clarke-O'Connell has a shot saved for Darlaston Town (1874)
40:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) taken by Tyrone Clarke-O'Connell
35:00 Foul
Jack Braid is fouled for Wyrley
34:00 Assist
Ryan Jones makes an assist for Darlaston Town (1874)
34:00 Goal 2 - 0
Leon Taylor scores for Darlaston Town (1874)
33:00 Foul
Daniel Bolzon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
31:00 Foul
Nick Lee is fouled for Wyrley
29:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) taken by Tyrone Clarke-O'Connell
23:00 Assist
Daniel Bolzon makes an assist for Darlaston Town (1874)
23:00 Goal 1 - 0
Leon Taylor scores for Darlaston Town (1874)
22:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) taken by Tyrone Clarke-O'Connell
20:00 Foul
Daniel Bolzon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
20:00 Foul
Daniel Bolzon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
20:00 Foul
Reis Nadat is fouled for Wyrley
19:00 Foul
Bekir Halil is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
15:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) taken by Tyrone Clarke-O'Connell
7:00 Saved Shot
Alex Solomon has a shot saved for Darlaston Town (1874)
7:00 Blocked Shot
Daniel Bolzon has a shot blocked for Darlaston Town (1874)
1:00 Foul
Scott Glasby is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874)
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As it happened

  • Darlaston Town (1874)
  • Wyrley
  • 0
  • Leon Taylor Goal 23:00'
  • Daniel Bolzon Assist 23:00'
  • Leon Taylor Goal 34:00'
  • Ryan Jones Assist 34:00'
  • Reis Nadat Yellow Card 52:00'
  • Reis Nadat Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Reis Nadat Red Card 67:00'
  • Ollie Butler Sub Off 67:00'
  • Callum Head Sub Off 74:00'
  • Martyn Wheeler Sub On 74:00'
  • Bekir Halil Sub Off 80:00'
  • Noah Diallo Sub On 80:00'
  • Leon Taylor Goal 81:00'
  • Ryan Kingdon Assist 81:00'
  • Jamie Holder Sub Off 81:00'
  • Dave Richards Sub On 81:00'
  • Josh Tolley Sub Off 81:00'
  • Jack Stafford Sub On 81:00'
  • Leon Taylor Sub Off 84:00'
  • Danny Mayne Sub On 84:00'

Team selection

Darlaston Town (1874)
Wyrley
  • 1. Joe Williams
  • 2. Kieran Shaw
  • 3. Reis Nadat
  • 4. Jack Braid
  • 5. Andy Lee
  • 6. Nick Lee
  • 7. Josh Tolley
  • 8. Tom Green
  • 9. Callum Head
  • 10. Matty Rhodes
  • 11. Ollie Butler
  • 12. Jack Parkin
  • 13. Martyn Wheeler
  • 14. Jack Stafford
  • 15. Joe Dace
  • 16. Scott Gill

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Worcester Raiders 32 79
2. Darlaston Town (1874) 32 78
3. Droitwich Spa 32 69
4. Sikh Hunters 32 64
5. Team Dudley 32 59
6. Wrens Nest 32 54
7. Old Wulfrunians 32 49

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