Pre Season News

Market Drayton Town 0 AFC Wulfrunians 0 – Saturday 28th July 2018

 

AFC Wulfrunians’ final pre season friendly saw them travel to EvoStik West Division side Market Drayton Town and come away with a hard fought 0-0 draw.

 

The game proved to be a very useful workout a week before the season starts and Wulfs also had the bonus of a clean sheet.

 

 

Shifnal Town 2 AFC Wulfrunians 2 – Tuesday 24th July 2018

 

Another away game at a West Midlands (Regional) League side, this time at Shifnal Town, saw AFC Wulfrunians draw 2-2 in an entertaining game.

 

Although Wulfs dominated the opening stages it was Shifnal who went ahead against the run of play and they soon doubled their advantage to take a 2-0 lead into the break.

 

Lots of half time changes saw Wulfs dominate the second half and they pulled a goal back through Jumaane Meggoe before Mikey Nelson levelled from the penalty spot.

 

Try as they might, Wulfs couldn’t find a winner and the spoils were shared.

 

 

Bewdley Town 3 AFC Wulfrunians 1 – Saturday 21st July 2018

 

AFC Wulfrunians’ first away game of the pre season game saw them take a big squad to Bewdley Town and fall to their first defeat, losing 3-1.

 

Despite controlling the first half, the teams went in goalless at the interval but it was Wulfs who went ahead early in the second half through a superb solo goal from Jumaane Meggoe.

 

This ignited the home side and three goals in ten minutes saw them take control of the game and inflict a first pre season defeat on Wulfs.

 

 

AFC Wulfrunians 2 Hednesford Town 2 – Tuesday 17th July 2018

 

A third tough pre season friendly in eight days saw AFC Wulfrunians come away with a 2-2 draw against EvoStik Northern Premier side Hednesford Town.

 

After soaking up lots of pressure in the first half, it was Wulfs who opened up the scoring when Steve Weaver  dispossessed the visiting goalkeeper before rolling the ball into the empty net.

 

The second half was more even and Wulfs extended their lead when Mikey Nelson headed home Jake Webb’s left wing cross.

 

Hednesford finished strongly and pulled a goal back ten minutes from time before hitting an equaliser in the final minute.

 

 

AFC Wulfrunians 2 Stourbridge 1 – Saturday 14th July 2018

 

Second half goals from Jordan Broome and Mikey Nelson saw AFC Wulfrunians pick up a 2-1 pre season victory against Evo-Stik Premier Division Central side Stourbridge.

 

In a fairly even first half it was the visitors who took the lead on fifteen minutes when new signing Rob Thompson-Brown fired home an unstoppable shot from 25 yards out.

 

The second half was just as even until Wulfs found a leveller twelve minutes from time when Jordan Broome swept home Mitch McDonald’s excellent right wing cross, a very composed finish.

 

Wulfs then forged ahead with just a few minutes left on the clock when the dangerous Mikey Nelson was upended in the area and he picked himself up to slot home the resulting penalty.

 

Next up for Wulfs sees Hednesford Town come to the CKW Stadium on Tuesday night, 7:45pm kick off.

 

 

AFC Wulfrunians 1 Wolves U23’s 0 – Tuesday 10th July 2018

 

Pre season kicked off with the annual visit from Wolverhampton Wanderers U23’s, though it was a very young Wolves side containing a number of triallists.

 

An excellent workout in very hot conditions was Wulfs edge to victory through a second half strike from Jake Webb when he swept home Mikey Nelson’s low ball across the edge of the six yard area.

 

It was an excellent workout for our new group of players.

 

 

FA Competition draws

 

AFC Wulfrunians have been drawn away to fellow Midland Football League Premier Division side Highgate United in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round. The tie will take place on Saturday 11th August.

 

In the FA Vase we have been given a bye in the First Qualifying Round and will face either Wellington or St Martins at the CKW Stadium on Saturday 15th September in the Second Qualifying Round.