AFCW 4 Heath Hayes 1

AFC Wulfrunians recorded back-to-back wins over the Easter period as they comprehensively defeated struggling Heath Hayes 4-1. Andy Thompson was in fine form as he won a penalty and scored a brace.


The first chance fell to Wulfs after just four minutes. Jamie King played a quick one-two with Nathan Rose-Laing but his left-footed shot from the edge of the area was dragged wide.


They were awarded a penalty following a foul on Andy Thompson. Rose-Laing played the ball over the top and the striker was pushed from behind by Joe McNulty, who was fortunate to stay on the pitch as Thompson bore down on goal. Skipper Jake Sedgemore stepped up but it was a rare miss for him as he fired just past the post.


After 29 minutes, the hosts finally took the lead. Mitchell McDonald hit a low cross that Thompson managed to force past the ‘keeper at the second attempt.


Thompson turned provider as the lead was doubled just three minutes later. He latched onto Rich Palmer’s through ball and selflessly squared to King, who cut inside before placing into the corner.


Some quick thinking from Jono Brown saw Wulfs’ lead extended further on the stroke of half time. The ‘keeper caught Heath Hayes’ defence off-guard with a quick free kick that Thompson lobbed over Mark Wiggins, the effort hit the post but he tapped in the rebound.


The visitors grabbed a goal back, courtesy of a corner, nine minutes after the break. Charlie Ware delivered a corner from the right hand side and Luke Wright met it with a half volley that flew past Brown.


Rose-Laing completed the rout with a goal that killed any hope of a comeback for the visitors. McDonald grabbed his second assist of the game as he delivered a great cross that Rose-Laing powerfully headed into the bottom corner.


With just four games remaining this season, Wulfrunians need just three points to surpass last season’s tally of 65. The pursuit of these points continues on Saturday as they host Boldmere St. Michaels.


AFC Wulfrunians line up: J Brown, Perks, Talbot (Pearson 84), Sedgemore, Hill, Asbury, McDonald, Palmer (D Brown 71), Thompson (Marsh 78), Rose-Laing, King.


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