West Midlands Christian League, Division Two
Selly Oak Methodist 5 Corinthians SK 0 (att 10)
Not much to play for here, although had Selly Oak won by 33 goals they'd have climbed from sixth to fifth in the 12 team division. The bit of their pre-match team talk that I overheard focused on the more realistic aim of a two goal win to end the season with a positive goal difference.
They managed that target with ease, although it took until the second half before the deadlock was broken. Selly Oak had looked the more determined of two even sides, but once they got in front it was easy for the home team.
Having enjoyed a couple of matches involving top division clubs, this was my first experience of the second division. The standard of football wasn't great, but it was entertaining and I was again impressed that the league organises three officials for games.
Selly Oak Methodist play at Rowheath Pavilion in the Bournville area of Birmingham. It's a large and very pleasant park, and one I might return to as there's two football pitches and three Christian League teams who play here.