AFCW 3 Pegasus Juniors 0

Two early goals helped AFC Wulfrunians record a routine 3-0 victory over Herefordshire side Pegasus Juniors. Wulfs made better use of the ball, creating and converting their chances in a game largely dictated by the extremely poor weather conditions.

 

Wulfs took the initiative right from the off, going 2-0 up within the first 10 minutes. Skipper Jake Sedgemore added the first from the penalty spot and Ashley Burd added the second shortly after. Sedgemore’s penalty came after just five minutes from some exceptional pressing high up the pitch by Nathan Rose-Laing. He won the ball just inside Pegasus’ penalty area and quickly distributed the ball to his left where Jordan Perks was brought down, winning the penalty. Sedgemore calmly stroked the ball past the keeper for his 15th league goal this season. AFC were out of reach just three minutes later, with Sedgemore being involved again. His free kick was deflected to the back post where Ashley Burd applied a cool left footed strike for only his second goal of the campaign.

 

Pegasus started to recover from their sluggish start around midway through the first half. However, Mark Davies was the only player to threaten Danny Tipton’s goal. His volley from two yards out was somehow cleared behind for a corner by James Skedgel. Wulfrunians threatened again late on in the first half, this time through Tom Piggott, whose shot was tipped wide after he’d cut inside from the left.

 

With the players returning in the second half to yet more rain, conditions became progressively harder as the game went on. Neither side threatened during the first 20 minutes following the restart, but when both sides made a substitution on 66 minutes the game recovered some of its earlier spark. For Pegasus, Sam Hunt was replaced by Josh Wildig and for Wulfrunians, Andy Thompson replaced Tom Piggott. Wildig instantly won his team a corner, but it was Thompson who took more credit as he added the assist for his team’s third goal. He beat a man with the ball before bursting through on the left hand side and sliding the ball into the path of Nathan Rose-Laing who feigned a shot before rifling into the roof of the net. Thompson also had the last effort on goal after debutant Thomas Warmer floated an impressive ball into the box only for his looping header to be finely tipped round the post by Stuart Turpin.

 

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