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Alcester boss hails 'natural goalscorer' Hall after Vase win

Danny Janes has rejoined Alcester Town.
Danny Janes has rejoined Alcester Town.

MANAGER Danny Janes singled out the scoring prowess of Stuart Hall as Alcester Town eased their way into the quarter-finals of the Birmingham Vase with a 3-0 success over Birmingham University Medics on Saturday.

Striker Hall struck twice, including one from the penalty spot, to make it 2-0 before Matt Chambers sealed victory with Alcester’s third.

Janes was delighted with his side’s performance and in particular with Hall, who took his chance after being dropped from the starting line-up in recent weeks.

“Stu has shown a really good attitude since he has joined the club,” said Janes.

“He lost his place in the side and he wasn’t happy about it, I don’t expect any player to be happy about that, but he got on with things and he took his chance.

“He is a natural goalscorer, I still don’t think we have seen the best of him yet as I know what he is capable of.”

After an even start, Alcester began to dominate possession, showing patience in the final third as they looked to grab an early goal.

The home side sat back and got players behind the ball to make it difficult for Alcester and the away side struggled to break the Medics down because of the congested areas and the lack of space in between the lines.

But their persistence eventually paid off when Wil Beach was pushed over in the box from a Chambers free-kick and Hall made no mistake from the spot.

Alcester stepped up the tempo in the second half as the Medics started to push forward in search of an equaliser.

The second goal came when Marston delivered a ball and Hall flicked it on over the goalkeeper to score his and Alcester’s second of the game.

It was soon 3-0 when a pinpoint ball from Crisp was latched onto by Chambers, who slotted past the on-rushing goalkeeper.

Alcester return to Midland League Division Three action this Saturday when they go to GNP Sports. The Coventry side are top of the table, having won 11 of their 12 league matches so far.

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