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Shenstone Pathfinder FC came back to earth with a bump with a first half display that saw them 3-0 down and out of the game before half time. After a bright opening which saw Pathfinder playing some decent football and looking dangerous they were caught with a real sucker punch goal on the break. The visitors lost possession from a throw in near the corner flag and Trysull broke quickly as Shenstone were exposed three on two at the back and it was no surprise to see a ball rolled into the home centre forward who coolly slotted past Steven Prince. Within five minutes it was 2-0, the Trysull centre forward was allowed to cut in too easily from the right and when he struck his shot he mishit it and completely wrong-footed keeper Prince to make it 2-0. With Pathfinder shellshocked, the hosts made it 3-0 on the half-hour when a speculative ball over the top wasn’t dealt with to leave Trysull one-on-one with keeper Prince for the second time in 15 minutes. Again, they made no mistake and Shenstone were effectively out of the game. The visitors should have had a penalty soon after when Sinclair’s run into the box was checked by a Trysull defender but the referee deemed it accidental. The second half saw Pathfinder show some good character as they battled to get back into the game and they were unlucky when Sinclair’s header went just over the bar from a corner and only an amazing save from the Trysull keeper kept out a close-range shot from Adam Wall. More misery came Shenstone’s way as they lost Adam Wall, Neil Sinclair and Andy Charlton to injury during the second half and this gave Trysull fresh impetus and they themselves were unlucky not to increase their lead on a couple of occasions towards the end of the game. Shenstone play their first home game of the season next Saturday (August 20) with league leaders Hanwood United the visitors for a 3pm kick off.