Lutterworth Athletic 2 AFCW 4

AFC Wulfrunians progressed through to the second qualifying round of the FA Vase, but did it the hard way; coming from a goal down at half time to win 4-2 against United Counties League Division One side Lutterworth Athletic.


It took second half braces from Jordan Harrison and Kyle Brady to rescue Wulfs after a poor first half performance had seen them trail at the interval.


Wulfs had started okay and had the first chance of the game when Jake Webb cut in from the right before hitting a low shot which keeper Will Patterson pushed out to safety.


However, it was Lutterworth who opened the scoring in the 13th minute when James Parker was put clear and he finished coolly.


The dangerous Parker then shot just wide from 25 yards and saw another effort flash across goal but wide of the far post.


Nicky Turton then suffered the same fate after hale had been set free by Webb and the latter fired just over the bar after playing a neat one-two with Turton.


The second half started with Parker once again forcing a good save from John Bateman before Wulfs got their act together to take control of the game.


Three minutes after the interval Harrison drove towards the area and exchanged passes with half-time substitute Callum Parker before firing low past the keeper.


It got better still three minutes later when Brady put Wulfs ahead, headed home Brodie Williams’ near post corner.


It was 3-1 in the 58th minute and Callum Parker was again the creator, cutting back from the byline for Brady to fire home his second of the game.


Parker then went close to extending the lead when his shot was well saved by the foot of keeper Patterson after being put clear by Webb.


Wulfs did add a fourth goal in the 73rd minute and it was a fine individual effort by Harrison, cutting in from the left before firing home from the edge of the area.


Lutterworth grabbed an injury time consolation. Bateman made a good save from James Parker’s initial effort but Danny Page was on hand to fire home the rebound.


Wulfs now progress to an away tie against Midland Football League Division One high-flyers Chelmsley Town.


FINAL SCORE: Lutterworth Athletic 2 AFC Wulfrunians 4.