U18’s slip to defeat

Wulfs’ chances of winning the Midland Floodlit Youth League Premier Division North were dealt a huge blow when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Nuneaton Town.

 

The visitors were first to show with Josh Jarman squaring across goal just inches ahead of the onrushing Sam Carter.

 

The first Wulfs chance came when Jake Webb curled a 25 yard free kick on to the top of the crossbar with the keeper struggling.

 

Carter then hooked a shot wide for Nuneaton while Liam Wilkinson hit a right foot screamer just past the post for Wulfs.

 

Nuneaton went close on a couple more occasions, first when Tom Mangan fired a low shot into the side-netting and then when Carter easily went past two challenges before seeing his shot pushed wide by Chris Ryan. A scramble ensued from the resulting corner and Jarman got a good snap-shot in, Ryan was again on hand to produce an excellent save.

 

Jake Webb was still the biggest threat for Wulfs and he saw another 25 yard kick crash off the underside of the crossbar before being cleared.

 

The goal the game needed came eleven minutes into the second half and it came for the visitors. Jamie Newton’s deep free kick was headed back
across goal by Jarman and Mangan forced the ball home at close range.

 

Ben Webb saw his dangerous cross drop on to the roof of the net before he was called in to action at the other end to clear off the line after Jarman’s downward header had beaten Ryan.

 

Chris Ryan was then called upon to make another excellent save when he saved well from Darren Wardle.

 

The game had a late twist in the tail. In the final minute Liam Wilkinson crossed in from the right and Jack Marsh saw his header well saved before play switched to the other end and Jarman raced on to a ball over the top before lobbing past Ryan from just outside the area to make it 2-0.

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