The U18 side got off to a winning start in the Midland Floodlit Youth League with a 4-1 win over last season’s runners-up Halesowen Town.
After an even opening 20 minutes on a rain-soaked pitch, the Bulls began to dominate the match with Shaun Yalland opening the scoring just before the half-hour mark. Bisensio Kamilo went close with a first time effort, poking the ball narrowly wide past the oncoming keeper before Luke Firkin doubled the advantage just before halftime after a scramble in the box with Halesowen struggling to clear their lines.
The second half saw the Bulls enjoy near total domination with the Yeltz keeper producing a string of fine saves to limit the scoreline. Eventually, a neat team move, with the young Bulls playing some excellent passing football throughout, saw Yalland net his second with a precise bottom corner finish. Fullback Josh Bridges then netted a delightful fourth, lobbing the advancing keeper from 20 yards.
With the Bulls having defended calmly throughout the game, a little bit of tiredness allowed the visitors to grab a late consolation to put a slight dampener on the result. However, the young team could have netted a far higher figure on another day and can be proud of the all-around performance.
They now have successive away matches in the League, traveling to Stratford Town next Thursday before facing Gloucester City at Longlevens FC on September 6th. Then it is on to the FA Youth Cup with a match under the Edgar Street lights against Tipton Town on Thursday, September 20th (7.45pm).