Star get off the mark with a win away to AFC Solihull. Two goals either side of the half by Davion Hamilton was enough to secure the points, after the home side was awarded a dubious equalizing goal, after it appeared that the ball had entered the goal directly from a throw-in. Star lifted their game and created several chances as both teams went for the win. However it was Davion who struck the winner with an effort from 25 yards out that flew pass the hapless keeper.
All of those at Continental Star wish Romario him continued success for the future.
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Continental Star played a leading role in the recent sleep over at The Sports Hub, Holford drive. The sleep over was an opportunity for a group of young people (males) to get together for a bonding session designed to break down some the social barriers that exist among some of our young people.
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The picture shows an all-black team of professional players that was assembled to play in a testimonial game. Believe it or not, those involved in the match also wanted to highlight the plight of black players in the game; it was hoped that the people of the day would begin to acknowledge the fact that black players were there on merit and didn’t deserve to be singled out for abuse solely based upon the colour of their skin.
Above: Bob Hazel, Adrian Chiles and Lincoln Moses at the pre-screening of the show that will be screened on BBC 2 Sunday 27/11/16
Continental Star was founded 40 years ago to create opportunities for those marginalised by life’s circumstances who longed to exhibit their football skills at grassroots level and beyond, and the latest addition to the fold is no different.
Helal Albaarini arrived at Continental Star via his home land of Syria, with limited spoken English, but was able to communicate with the manager using Arabic. Football is a universal language and it hasn’t taken Helal long to settle in at Star and he has quickly begun to pick up some of the football parlance, along with the local colloquial terms used by today’s youths.
Helal is a popular member of the squad and all those at CSFC wish him well for the future.
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We lost 2-1 after a very slow start. Despite finding ourselves deservedly 1 nil down and being under constant pressure and a string of good saved from Jordon we showed character and deservedly went in 1-1 at halftime with us in control and settled into a rhythm. We felt the game was there for the taking in the second half and frustrated the opposition and controlled the game. However a lapse in concentration where we gave their striker too much room on the edge of the area and were punished by a clinical finish. We then pressed higher up the pitch in search of an equaliser. However we panicked and anxiously snatched at the number of chances we fashioned for ourselves. All in all a disappointing result with plenty of positives to build on.
Report by: H. Collins