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- Stourbridge 2
- Whitby 1
- Skipper Geddes gives Stourbridge an opening day victory.
- Shepherd hits a Whitby equaliser early in the second half.
- Jordan Fitzpatrick fired Stour ahead after 19 minutes.
- Follow the action as the Glassboys get their season underway against Whitby at the Memorial Ground (3pm kick off).
Stourbridge deserved the victory on the balance of play.
Whitby put in a better second half showing but Stour got the win.
The Glassboys win!
Stour are keeping the ball as they look to play out game.
More good work from Billingham who wins a corner.
89 - Farrell curls one wide for Whitby. Coleman may have had that covered.
87 - Morgan Parker takes on his man and is brought down after knocking the ball past him.
It was Burgess again and he is lucky to still be on the pitch.
He found his captain who took a touch and hit a low drive under the keeper. It may have took a slight deflection but the Glassboys won't mind that.
82 - The skipper fires past Bland after good work from Billingham down the right.
Geddes goes in the book for something he said to the ref.
This game could go either way now as both sides come forward.
77 - Callaghan comes on for Shepherd for Whitby.
Bland saves again from Billingham. We have a good game here as both sides look for a winner.
So far the Whitby keeper has frustrated the Glassboys.
Can they get a winner as we enter the last 15 minutes?
74 - Geddes fires over as the ball breaks on the edge of the box.
Better from Stour. They are building some pressure again now.
71 - Another Glassboys chance is saved by Bland.
Fitzpatrick fires a low effort after Ramsey-Dickson got a good ball in the box.
Whitby's Brown is booked for halting the Stour break away.
He is then replaced by Calvert as the visitors re-shuffle.
65 - An open game at the Memorial Ground now as Smikle comes on for Louis Harris.
Chance to Stour. Brown gets up well but heads Billingham's free kick over the bar.
62 - Burgess now goes in the book after a challenge on Haynes.
Stour now have a free kick in a dangerous position at the corner of the box.
Billingham and Burgess clash.
It appeared Burgess kicked out at Billingham.
The ref books Billingham but takes no action against the Whitby player.
56 - Saved! Bland pushes a curling Billingham effort post his post.
Better from the Glassboys.
Stourbridge were always vulnerable after failing to get the second goal their first half play deserved.
They now need to go again.
Brown carries the fight back to Whitby with a powerful run down the left. His cross is deflected for a corner.
Ramsey-Dickson lost his man but headed over from the set piece.
Liam Shepherd fires a low effort past Coleman.
That looked like it was on target.
Stour need to get control in the middle of the park once more.
Chance to Whitby. Farrell has a powerful shot deflected.
49 - Whitby are finding a little more space than in the first half. They have started with more purpose .
Whitby have started the quicker of the two sides here.
Whitby start the second half.
Stourbridge will look to continue where they left off.
Great first half from Stourbridge. They deserve the lead and could have been even further ahead on the chances they carved out.
45 - Saved! Bland keeps Whitby in it to tip a free kick round the post.
No one could argue if the Glassboys got a second after a dominant first half.
40 - Brown powered his way into the box but hits an effort wide of the near post.
He should have done better there.
38 - Best chance of the game falls to Whitby.
Mason hits his shot straight at the out rushing Coleman after getting in when Richards failed to cut out a ball forward.
36 - Chance Stourbridge! Goal scorer Fitzpatrick gets in the box again but hits a tame effort straight at the Whitby keeper Bland.
The build up was impressive from the Glassboys who put a host of passes together.
34 - Patient build up from Stourbridge but the attack comes to nothing.
The home side would like to get another goal for all their play
29 - Harris finds room at the edge of the box but fires over. Good build up again from the home side.
28 - Whitby have had a little more of the ball since the goal but the Glassboys look dangerous when they come forward.
21 - The Glassboys well on top and are coming forward again.
They deserve their lead after starting the better.
Jordan Fitzpatrick fires home after collecting the ball in the box after great work down the left hand side by Billingham.
Stourbridge take the lead!
18 - Fitzpatrick fires a speculative effort over the bar.
Stour have carried the greater threat so far.
12 - Saved! Haynes gets forward down the right flank and sets up skipper Geddes on the edge of the area.
His looping effort well tipped over by keeper Bland.
It's been a decent start to the contest from both sides.
Stour and their visitors are both looking to get forward when they get a chance.
9 - Whitby's Brown hits an effort high and wide from the edge of the area.
7 - First chance to the Glassboys. Canavan puts a good into the Whitby area and Billingham's header is wide of far post.
4 - Both teams are swapping possession as they look to get a foothold in the contest.
Stour have got forward well on their left hand side but the visiting keeper has collected the ball well.
Stour get the game underway.
Stourbridge: Coleman, Fitzpatrick, Richards, Ramsey-Dickson, Geddes (c), Harris, Haynes, Broadhurst, Brown, Billingham, Canavan.
Subs: Dallison, Francis, Smikle, Rock, Morgan-Parker.
Whitby - Bland, Hassan, Robinson (c), Burgess, Bullock, Waters, Brown, Gardner, Farrell, Mason, Shepherd.
Subs - Calvert, Pell, Callaghan, Poole, Campbell.
Hi Stourbridge fans! We will be online from 2.30pm with team news ahead of today's season opener.
We will then provide regular updates as the Glassboys embark on a new challenge in the Northern Premier League.