Coleshill Town 3 AFCW 1

A battling performance from AFC Wulfrunians was not enough, as they fell 3-1 to high-flying Coleshill Town. Wulfs will consider themselves very unfortunate, as they dominated the game for extended periods, but Coleshill’s superior finishing was the difference on the day.


It was not the best start for the visitors, as they fell behind after just three minutes. Tom Weale floated a ball behind the Wulfs defence towards Simeon Cobourne, who chested it down before calmly placing it past Danny Tipton.


This seemed to wake Wulfs up, as they controlled the game for the next half an hour. This led to their best chance of the first half: Liam Bood flicked the ball to Demetri Brown on the right, but his excellent cross was header over by Mitch McDonald.


The home side doubled their lead, completely against the run of play, seven minutes before the break. Mykel Beckley’s attempted cross was deflected in the direction of Jacob Wright, who excellently curled it into the top corner from the edge of the area.


Wulfrunians pulled a goal back eight minutes after half time. Jake Sedgemore’s free kick was controlled by Dave Asbury, who had his back to goal, and he laid the ball off to Demetri Brown, who fired his effort past the outstretched hand of Chris Jay.


Almost instantly, however, Coleshill regained their two-goal advantage. Substitute Ricky Cutting made an instant impact; he linked up with Leon Weller to provide him with the assist as his shot flew past Tipton.


The hosts were awarded a penalty in the final stages as they looked to put the game to bed as John Hill was adjudged to have brought down Cutting unfairly in the area.


Tipton was on hand to keep his side alive, as he kept Beckley’s penalty out with a strong save to his right.


Wulfrunians now move onto their third of four consecutive away games, as they travel to Coventry Sphinx- where they will look to recover from a third defeat in a row.


AFC Wulfrunians line up: Tipton, Perks, Jones, Sedgemore, Hill, Asbury, Rose-Laing (Howells 68), Palmer, Bood (Talbot 80), D Brown, McDonald.

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