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H S Smith Shield

The 2017/18 HS Smith Shield was played between Wake Green Amateurs as Premier Division Champions 2016/17 and Crown FMN as Senior Cup Winners 2016/17 on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at Boldmere St Michaels.

Wakes raced to a 3-1 lead in a helterskelter first 22 minutes after an early error by the Crown keeper and a superb Wakes goal took them 2 up. The lead was increased as the Premier Champions took control of the game and were a 6-1 up at half time.

The second half did not improve much for Crown, understandable underdogs despite their excellent Senior Cup victory last season, and Wakes eventually ran out deserved 7-2 winners with influential Crown attacker Craig Stevens being dismissed after two cautions in the final 5 minutes.

Boldmere St Michales were excellent hosts as ever and our thanks go to them, the two teams and the officials on the night Referee Chris Danks and his assistants Steve Cooper & Grzegorz Dec for what was an enjoyable game.

Congratulations to Wake Green Amateurs, 2017/18 HS Smith Challenge Shield Champions!