AFCW 0 Nuneaton Town 10

AFC Wulfrunians were handed a comprehensive defeat by Nuneaton Town as they exited the Birmingham Senior Cup at the Second Round stage in their final home game of 2015. The difference in class was clear to see as the visitors ran away with the game from an early stage.


Wulfs fell behind after just three minutes- Marlon Harewood put Tshimanga Kabonga in behind the defence, his shot was saved by Tim Beech but James Reid was on hand to fire into the empty net.


Nuneaton’s lead was doubled shortly after as Jack Lane’s shot from the edge of the area curled just past Beech’s outstretched hand.


Just before half time, Harewood added a goal of his own as he hit a powerful shot into the top corner.


Although Wulfs looked livelier to begin the second half, the goals began to flood in again after 56 minutes. Kabonga began the scoring in the second half as he fired in from a tight angle.


A close range header from Joe Maguire extended the lead further after 60 minutes as Wulfs failed to deal with a corner.


Harewood grabbed another assist shortly after, as he fired in a low cross that was turned in from inside the six-yard box by Aaron Williams.


Williams added his second of the game 14 minutes from time, as he latched onto a through ball by Reid and placed the ball through the ‘keeper’s legs.


Three goals in the final ten minutes rounded off a disappointing night for Wulfs. Billy Daniels grabbed a goal, before Williams turned provider for Nathan Higgs, who then nearly grabbed another but his strike was deflected into the net by a Wulfs defender.


Wulfrunians will now need to pick themselves up from this game as they look to their return to league football on Boxing Day match, when they will take on local side Sporting Khalsa.


AFC Wulfrunians line up: Beech, Waterhouse, Aulak, Palmer (Brady 75), Hill (Bridgen 68), Hunt, Webb, Gregg, Minto (Thompson 84), King, Jevons.

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