Lye Town 1 AFCW 0

AFC Wulfrunians were unlucky not to come away from a visit to Lye Town with at least a point, as they fell to a very late Kalum Evitts goal. Although Wulfs struggled more than the hosts with the challenging conditions, this was just their third defeat in ten games.


Chances were hard to come by for both teams in the first half, but John Hill had Wulfs’ best effort after 30 minutes. Lye failed to deal with a dangerous corner from Jamie King and Hill pounced on the loose ball, only to see his effort, which looked destined for the top corner, clawed away by Jake Bedford.


Almost immediately after the break, Wulfs had perhaps their best chance of the game. King played a good ball behind the defence that was latched onto by Kyle Minto, but the striker saw his powerful effort tipped upwards by Bedford. Ben Jevons was the first to react for the visitors, but he was off-balance as he leapt for a header and his effort flew wide of the empty net.


Lye didn’t have their first real chance until the 71st minute, as Sam Tye was denied by Danny Tipton. Tye cut inside from the right-hand side, beating two players before firing a low, bobbling effort that the ‘keeper got just enough of a hand to it that he forced it onto the post.


The hosts did then take the lead with three minutes to go, despite looking as though they would have been satisfied with a point. Tom Overfield picked the ball up on the left and drove at the Wulfs defence before firing in a low cross that Evitts managed to divert past Tipton into the corner with an impressive back-heel.


Wulfrunians will have to pick themselves up from this result quickly as the games keep coming for them. They now have back-to-back home games as they host Shepshed Dynamo in midweek and then Long Eaton United at the weekend.


AFC Wulfrunians line up: Tipton, Ganderton (Bridgen 10), Aulak, Sedgemore, Hill, Hunt, Gregg, Palmer, Minto (Brady 79), King (Webb 79), Jevons.


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