Birmingham held their shape well for the first half, allowing Hallam possession and hitting them on the counter.
This appeared to be working, as it was Birmingham that hit first, scoring on the counter to make it one nil.
However, Sheffield continued to press, and eventually this pressure earned them a goal, meaning that the teams went in locked in a stalemate at half time.
Birmingham came out swinging in the second half and controlled the game. After a few fantastic saves from Sheffield’s goal keeper, who had a fantastic game, Birmingham found the net after a ball into the box was expertly flicked into the bottom corner, making it 2-1.
However, Hallam refused to be outdone and again pressed Birmingham back in their own half. Birmingham, to their credit, did initially keep their shape very well as they had done in the first half, protecting their lead well until a loose ball was picked up just outside Birmingham’s box after a short corner wasn’t cleared, and again Sheffield made something out of nothing, equalising for the second time.
After this, Sheffield sat back, seemingly happy to take a draw, whilst Birmingham continued to throw everything they had at Sheffield, but to no avail, as the game finished 2-2.
This means that, whilst Birmingham may be disappointed not to have won, they do retain their unbeaten record for this season. Next up they have Loughborough Firsts away from home; hopefully this slightly disappointing result will spur them onto victory and keep them at the top of the table.