AFCW 5 Malvern Town 0

AFC Wulfrunians got their league campaign back on track with a comfortable 5-0 win at home to Malvern Town.

 

The opening exchanges of the game saw plenty of good passing in the middle area of the pitch but no cutting edge in the final third, Malvern’s Dave Reynolds hooking a shot over the bar being the only real chance in the opening stages.

 

Gradually Wulfs began to get a hold of the game with James Skedgel firing a first time shot over the bar after keeper Ian Hill had punched clear under pressure from Andy Thompson.

 

Mike Robertson went closer still shortly after  when latched on to a poor clearance from the keeper and fizzed in a 25 yard low drive that crashed back off the post before being cleared.

 

Dave Howells then fired over from the edge of the area before Wulfs took the lead in the 39th minute from the penalty spot after Thompson had been brought down. Jake Sedgemore made no mistake with the resulting spot kick.

 

The lead was quickly doubled two minutes later. Robertson again caused the visiting defence problems before firing a shot against the inside of the post but this time Nathan Rose-Laing was on hand to roll home the rebound.

 

Malvern started the second half well but again couldn’t create any good chances. At the other end the marauding Tom Griffin curled a shot just past the post before Rose-Laing’s dangerous ball across goal was cleared out for a corner by Joe Endacott just when it looked as though Thompson was going to get an easy tap in at the far post.

 

The killer third goal finally arrived in the 69th minute and it was a beauty as Thompson received the ball from Griffin and curled a sublime shot into the far corner from the right corner of the area.

 

Tom Ray was on hand to make a vital clearance as Ed Lyons looked set to pull a goal back for the visitors and Wulfs rubbed salt into the wounds by extending their lead in the 81st minute when Robertson cut across two defenders before firing a 25 yard shot into the far corner.

 

Six minutes from time Robertson grabbed his second and Wulfs’ fifth to complete their biggest win of the season to date and Tom Piggott had a late chance to make the score line even more emphatic but he was denied by keeper Hill.

 

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