AFCW 1 Dunkirk 1

AFC Wulfrunians were held to their first draw at the Castlecroft Stadium since November by in-form Nottinghamshire side Dunkirk, who had won four games in a row prior to this meeting. Mitch McDonald put Wulfs in front in the second half, but Brandon Gwinnett equalised to give the visitors a deserved point.


Wulfs had their first real chance after half an hour; Demetri Brown capitalised on a poor clearance by Jake Want by carrying the ball into the box, but his powerful shot was blocked on the line as Want returned to his goal.


Liam Bood then had a fantastic opportunity to score, after his brace in midweek. Brown went through on goal and selflessly squared it to his strike partner, but he delayed his shot for too long and it was subsequently blocked just wide for a corner.


Wulfrunians eventually took the lead after 60 minutes. Brown did some impressive work on the right before drilling a ball across the box, Bood flicked it past a defender and McDonald was on hand to fire it in from close range at the back post.


Within five minutes, Dunkirk had levelled. Wulfs failed to deal with a floated cross as it was headed only to the edge of the area, where Gwinnett smashed a half-volley out of Jono Brown’s reach.


The visitors used the momentum to their advantage as they almost took the lead minutes later. Scott James ran down the right, before cutting the ball back to Nick Hawkins, whose long-range effort cannoned off the crossbar.


Substitute Kyle Brady almost snatched a winner late on after returning from a long injury lay-off. Jack Marsh played the ball to him on the edge of the area, but his left-footed effort was well saved.


The games continue to come thick and fast for Wulfrunians, as they enter the busy Easter period. They host Walsall Wood on Tuesday before taking the long-trip to Quorn at the weekend.


AFC Wulfrunians line up: J Brown, Jones, Talbot, Sedgemore, Hill, Asbury, Perks, Palmer, Bood (Robertson 74), D Brown (Brady 88), McDonald (Marsh 84).

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