Boldmere St Michaels 3 AFCW 1

Former AFC Wulfrunians player Ryan Nesbitt came back to haunt his old club with a fine hat-trick to help Boldmere St Michaels secure a 3-1 home victory. Mitch McDonald had given Wulfs hope by levelling Nesbitt’s early strike before two fine second half strikes secured the points for the home side.


It was Boldmere who struck first, taking the lead in the 6th minute when Nesbitt picked up a loose ball and lashed home from just inside the area.


That lead should have been doubled shortly after when Cameron Gayle headed Ben Usher-Shipway’s cross wide when he really should have done better.


This miss proved costly as Wulfs levelled in the 11th minute. Nicky Turton held the ball up well before laying back for Craig Gregg to deliver a cross to the far post which was superbly converted on the half volley by McDonald.


Jake Webb then tried his luck with an audacious dipping volley that flew just wide of the target while, at the other end, Nesbitt continued to cause trouble, this time delivering an excellent cross that Jack Sky net headed over the bar on the stretch.


Just before the break Nesbitt was put clear by Skinner but he miscontrolled and the chance was gone.


The second half started with a bang with the woodwork struck no less than three times in five minutes. Nesbitt was twice unlucky for Boldmere, first striking the outside of the post with a low shot and then seeing his close range header strike the top of the crossbar. At the other end, Callum Parker saw his low angled shot bounce back off the post.


Ben Jevons then saw a shot flash just past the post before Nesbitt put the home side ahead in the 66th minute, curling home a superb 25 yard free kick.


Three minutes later Nesbitt completed a fine hat-trick when he headed home J’cee Abraham’s left wing cross.


Jake Sedgemore almost pulled a goal back when his fierce drive was well saved by Lewis Fenney at full stretch while Nesbitt went close to grabbing his 4th goal when his lob went wide of the target but he had already done enough to secure the points for Boldmere.


FINAL SCORE: Boldmere St Michaels 3 AFC Wulfrunians 1.