It’s a fair bet that Handsworth Parramore Manager Jas Colliver enjoyed his Saturday evening after a 5-1 home win over Bottesford Town took Parras back up to second place in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division-but Jas, ever the perfectionist, admitted that his interval team talk demanded even more from his players, writes Colin Muncie.
As the referee blew for the break, Handsworth were four up through Jordan Turner (8 minutes) and a Jonathan Froggatt hat trick (26, 37 and 45 mins) as the 112 strong crowd ticked into the much-lauded Sandy Lane pies. Although Dec Bacon hit back for the Poachers on 65 minutes, Turner rounded off a fine afternoon for Handsworth with a fifth right on full time.
Jas told the Bootiful Game “We took our chances today which was pleasing. I was nit- picking at half time after being four nil in front- but I want us to do better each half. The lads took their goals well; the front two caused problems throughout and got their goals. We need to believe in what we are doing, I felt our fourth goal was a great passing move which involved around ten passes before a good finish2.
There was a stand-out performance from new signing Josh Hemmingway, but Jas took time out to praise the way his side went about their business “I’m happy with the lads’ application and energy all over the pitch” he said “It’s about working hard and creating chances- which we did today”.
Goalscorer Turner added, “Great to be back at Handsworth, they are a top club, and one that I think everyone would like to be part of.
“It was nice to get two goals today, on my debut but the main thing is the three points and we move on now to the next game.”
Main photograph by Ken Allesbrook