Long Eaton United 5 AFCW 1

AFC Wulfrunians suffered their heaviest defeat of the season as they fell 5-1 in a disappointing game against Long Eaton United. The hosts were the better side on the night, but Wulfs’ effort was not fully reflected in the scoreline.

 

The hosts took the lead after just 13 minutes. Wulfs failed to properly deal with a corner and Elliot King capitalised as he fired a low effort through a group of bodies that left Danny Tipton unmoved.

 

Another corner resulted in Long Eaton’s lead being doubled. A floated ball was met by Shaun Rickford, who battled above multiple Wulfs defenders to powerfully head into the corner.

 

The game was taken away from the visitors when Long Eaton were awarded a controversial penalty. Brad Wells ran into the box and was allegedly brought down by Jordan Perks, despite the referee originally waving away appeals for a penalty, he then gave it. Skipper Paolo Pinheiro stepped up and fired in the penalty.

 

After a period of Wulfrunians dominance to begin the second half, two quick-fire goals meant the game was taken beyond reach. An excellent ball in behind the Wulfs defence meant that Jarrod Westcarr went through on goal, and he calmly slotted past Tipton.

 

Westcarr almost added his second just minutes later, but this time Tipton pulled off a very good save to keep his shot out. However, the save was not enough as Jack Upton followed up and struck home the rebound.

 

Wulfrunians grabbed a goal in the five minutes, but the result was already a foregone conclusion by this point. Ben Jevons’ low shot was forced away by the ‘keeper, but Kyle Brady managed to poke his effort into the net from close range.

 

Wulfs will look to bounce back immediately on Saturday, as they entertain Bardon Hill at the Castlecroft Stadium in the hope that they can grab a more rewarding result.

 

AFC Wulfrunians line up: Tipton, Sedgemore, Perks, Ganderton (Anslow 45), Hill, Hunt, Gregg (Webb 45), Rose-Laing (Palmer 45), Brady, King, Jevons.

 

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