AFCW 2 Haughmond 1

AFC Wulfrunians picked up another excellent three points, this time after a hard fought 2-1 win against FA Cup heroes Haughmond. Nicky Turton fired Wulfs ahead in the first half only for Steve Hole to equalise six minutes into the second half. Jake Webb fired Wulfs back ahead midweek through the second half and they were grateful to keeper John Bateman for a superb late penalty save from Hole.

 

The game got off to a steady start with Wulfs doing more of the attacking. Jake Sedgemore fired an early free kick just over the crossbar and Ben Jevons headed over from a Jake Webb corner.

 

Brodie Williams then tried his luck with a long range shot that the keeper gathered well down low.

 

The good start paid dividends as Wulfs took the lead in the 28th minute. After a neat build up down the left, Craig Gregg’s cross in to the middle was met by a Nicky Turton flick header into the far corner of the net.

 

Wulfs continued to enjoy the lion’s share of possession but Haughmond slowly began to get going with striker Hole testing John Bateman with a shot from the edge of the area.

 

The home side cane out firing at the start of the second half and grabbed an equaliser just six minutes in. A corner from the right led to a scramble in the area and Hole was on hand to fire home.

 

Wulfs responded well and regained their lead in the 65th minute. Sedgemore fed Turton who squared for Webb to finish from 8 yards out.

 

Haughmond pushed for a second equaliser but the Wulfs defence held out well to record their 5th consecutive victory in all competitions.

 

FINAL SCORE: AFC Wulfrunians 2 Haughmond 1.