Worcester City 5 AFCW 0

A young AFC Wulfrunians side crashed to their first defeat of the season 5-0 against a strong Worcester City side who gave them a lesson in clinical finishing.

 

It could have been a different story, however, if home keeper hadn’t made a terrific point blank save from Craig Stevens’ close range header in the 5th minute.

 

The home side began to take control of the game and opened the scoring in the 13th minute; player manager Lee Hughes twisted and turned to get to the byline before squaring across goal to allow the untracked Brad Birch an easy finish from close range.

 

Ten minutes later the lead was doubled when a corner cleared to the edge of the area was fired goalwards by Jamie Smith and diverted in at close range by striker Dave Reynolds.

 

It should have got worse for Wulfs as Worcester were awarded a penalty after Tyler Weir was brought down in the area. Fortunately Hughes screwed his spot kick wide, hurting himself in the process and having to be substituted.

 

Matt Hunt was then denied by a goal line clearance as his header from a Wedderburn corner looked destined for the top corner before the home side extended their lead on the stroke of half time. Smith’s deep cross from the right was expertly headed back across goal and into the far corner by Reynolds.

 

It was 4-0 twenty minutes into the second half as Reynolds turned provider, sliding a great ball through for Mark Danks to run on and slot home.

 

Reynolds was then denied a hat-trick by a fine save by John Bateman while, at the other end, Wulfs substitute Stanley Anaebonam’s curling shot was tipped around the post.

 

Danks then added his second, and Worcester’s fifth, with a low shot past the keeper.

 

Final score: Worcester City 5 AFC Wulfrunians 0.