AFCW 1 Westfields 3

AFC Wulfrunians fell to their first league defeat in over a month at the hands of an impressive Westfields side. Although both sides had plenty of chances, it was the visitors who were more clinical as they ran out 3-1 winners.


Wulfs had the best early chance of the game; Jake Webb’s corner was poorly cleared to the feet of Ben Jevons, but his powerful effort ricocheted off the crossbar before being collected by the ‘keeper.


The visitors went ahead after half an hour. Craig Jones picked the ball up on the right and fired a dangerous ball across the box that was unfortunately turned into his own net by Wulfs’ Tom Ray.


Despite some more Wulfs pressure, Westfields’ second goal on the stroke of half time took away any momentum Wulfs had built. John Bateman made a good initial save to keep out Phil Glover’s header, but the ‘keeper could do nothing to keep out Mark Magee’s shot on the rebound.


The hosts were given some hope with 15 minutes remaining when they were awarded a penalty. Jake Webb converted from the spot after Turton had been brought down when attempting a shot.


With five minutes remaining, Westfields killed off any hope Wulfs had of a comeback with a counter-attacking goal. Kane Kahaki broke quickly before laying off to Jamie Molyneaux on the edge of the area, who curled a lovely effort into the corner of the net.


Wulfrunians will need to respond quickly to this result, as they now face 3 away games in a row, beginning with a trip to Haughmond on Tuesday night.