AFCW 2 Heanor Town 1

AFC Wulfrunians picked up a terrific three points after a highly entertaining 2-1 against high-flying Heanor Town at the CKW Stadium. After a goalless first half, second half strikes from Nicky Turton and Craig Gregg, either side of a Jordan Lee strike, sent the home fans home happy.


The goalmouth action began soon after kick off with Heanor’s Liam Oliver forcing an early save from a John Bateman and his opposite number saving brilliantly with his foot after Kyle Brady had been put clear before getting back up to foil Brodie Williams on the follow up.


The Heanor custodian then saved well from a Turton curling effort before Bateman performed heroics at the other end to keep out two efforts from Jamie Sleigh before Oli Naylor fired the loose ball wide of the uptight.


Sam Vickers then nipped in to intercept a short backpass but was again denied by the outstanding Bateman.


The visitors came out firing at the start of the second half with Vickers rattling the underside of the crossbar from long range and then forcing Bateman to scramble across his goal to save his headed attempt.


After soaking up this spell of pressure it was Wulfs who took the lead in the 58th minute. Tom Ray played in Turton in the inside left channel and he cut inside before firing home low at the near post.


The lead lasted just 13 minutes as Heanor levelled. Vickers was the instigator, driving to the byline before squaring across goal for substitute Jordan Lee to tap home at the far post.


Wulfs hit back again and regained the lead in the 78th minute when Jordan Harrison’s cross was volleyed home by Gregg.


Heanor pushed for a second equaliser but were met by a Wulfs keeper in top form, Bateman pulling off further quality saves from a low shot from Sleigh and a close range save from Lee.


FINAL SCORE: AFC Wulfrunians 2 Heanor Town 1.