Wulfs bow out of FA Vase

FA VASE FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

COVENTRY SPHINX V AFC WULFRUNIANS

 

AFC Wulfrunians travelled to Coventry Sphinx fresh from their excellent win against Walsall Wood on Bank Holiday Monday. Both teams have begun their Midland Premier League seasons in similar fashion and sit two places apart in the league table and so this game was expected to be a close encounter.

 

AFC gave away a foul early on and from the resultant free kick Sphinx took an early lead, Ryan Harkin was allowed to turn in the box and fired home a cross shot giving keeper Connor Hopkins no chance.

 

Both teams then went close with Coventry failing to capitalise on two through balls and Chris Knight firing wide from long range before forcing Sphinx keeper into action, palming a shot against the cross bar.

 

Sphinx then conceded a free kick on the edge of their box and Courtney Richards fired home to level up the scores and the teams went in at the interval all square with all to play for.

 

HALF TIME: Coventry Sphinx 1 AFC Wulfrunians 1

 

AFC dominated the early stages of the second half but did not capitalise on their pressure.

 

On sixty minutes during a rare Coventry attack, AFC conceded a penalty, Jack Rowley adjudged to have pushed Sphinx striker Iyseden Christie. Skipper Callum Woodward made no mistake with the spot kick.

 

AFC continued to push forward with Ashley Evans probing down the left. Jumaane Meggoe came on as an AFC substitute and added fresh impetus to their attack.

 

In the closing stages, Wulfs were initially awarded a penalty for a foul on Evans which was then ruled out for offside.

 

Meggoe then went close with a spectacular overhead kick, but it was not to be. A decent Wulfs performance but a disappointing result.

 

FULL TIME: Coventry Sphinx 2 AFC Wulfrunians 1