U18’s continue fine start

Jon Purdie’s young charges made it 7 points from 9 with an impressive 4-1 win against a useful Loughborough Dynamo side.

 

The visitors started at a blistering pace and went close several times early on. First Robbie Sweet volleyed wide and then Tom Wilson headed over. Next to try his luck was Matt Allen with a low shot that was gathered well by keeper Jake James.
 
Wulfs had also started brightly and it was they who opened the scoring in the 12th minute with their first real opportunity. Liam Wilkinson’s attempt to fire Jake Webb’s corner goalwards was blocked but Jack Purdie was on hand to fire home low from the corner of the area through a crowded goalmouth.
 
The game continued to ebb and flow and Allen was unlucky not to find an equaliser as his effort was cleared off the line by Alex Haynes and then George Coser saw his deflected effort loop on to the bar before being cleared.
 
Wulfs made the visitors pay for their missed chances by adding a second goal in the 28th minute. Ryan Bright did well to ride a strong challenge out on the right before crossing to the edge of the area for Benji Gutteridge to hook a volley in off the far post.
 
Clinical finishing was proving to be the difference between the two sides as Wulfs increased their lead six minutes before the interval. Again Bright was the provider, this time crossing in low for Jake Webb to sweep home at the near post.

 
A shell-shocked Dynamo came out firing at the start of the second half and pulled a goal back in the 66th minute when Allen did well to swivel on the penalty spot and fire home after good work from Kadeem Price.
 
They might have pulled another goal back in the 78th minute but Allen scuffed his shot straight at keeper James and again they were made to pay as Wulfs increased their lead minute later. Purdie played a long ball out of defence and Jake Webb out-fought his marker before lobbing the keeper from 22 yards out.
 
The visitors thought they had scored a late consolation after Allen fired home after James had pulled off a terrific save from Price but the striker was adjudged to have been in an offside position.

 

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