AFCW 4 Boldmere St Michaels 2

AFC Wulfrunians continued their unbeaten start to season as a brace from Mike Robertson and a goal apiece for Scott Stevenson and Craig Gregg helped them to record a 4-2 victory at home to Boldmere St Michaels.

 

It was the visitors who made the early running with Lee Osborne firing just wide and then lifting a first time shot over the bar following good work from Ricky Baker.

 

Gradually Wulfs worked their way into the game and they took a 16th minute lead when Stevenson picked the ball up 25 yards out and curled a fantastic shot past helpless keeper James Beeson.

 

Stevenson then forced a good save from Beeson after exchanging passes with Gregg before Boldmere drew level on the half hour mark. Osborne met a cross from the left with a powerful header which Danny Tipton did well to keep out but Stuart Capaldi was on hand to fire home the rebound.

 

Wulfs went back on the front foot and regained their lead in the 38th minute when Robertson curled home another 25 yard beauty but Boldmere levelled just one minute later with Ryan Edmunds finding the target after Tipton had pushed out Osborne’s fierce cross.

 

Stevenson then went close to restoring Wulfs’ lead when his long range shot struck the top of the crossbar as the teams went to the interval level.

 

Wulfs came out firing at the start of the second half with Craig Gregg’s awkward cross tipped on to the top of the bar by keeper Beeson and James Skedgel’s header from the resulting corner flashing just past the post.

 

Stevenson then struck the crossbar for a third time before Wulfs went ahead again in the 58th minute when Robertson latched on to a defensive error and fired past the keeper.

 

The killer fourth goal came in the 70th minute when Gregg was rewarded for some tireless running to force a mistake from the keeper and fire into the net from close range.

 

Substitute Andy Thompson went then close when he ran on to John Hill’s through ball and lobbed the keeper but narrowly missed the target and then the same player burst past three defenders before forcing a good save from the keeper but Wulfs had already done enough to secure all three points.

 

Wulfs are at home again on Saturday as they begin their FA Cup campaign with a home game against Midland Combination side Earlswood Town, 3pm kick off.

 

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