Wulfs get off the mark

MIDLANDS FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST 2019

AFC WULDFRUNIANS V LONG EATON UNITED

 

AFC Wulfrunians welcomed Long Eaton United to the CKW Stadium with the pitch looking immaculate. The home side were looking to build on their FA Cup win at Racing Club Warwick while Long Eaton had made an excellent start to the season.

 

For the opening ten minutes Wulfs were on top and had several chances with Ashley Evans looking lively down the left. It came as no surprise when AFC took the lead on eleven minutes with a superb piece of play. Neat interplay between Jumaane Meggoe and Evans enabled Angelo Franco to confidently finish from twelve yards.

 

On fifteen minutes Long Eaton were level following a freekick. Jude Brittain scored, beating the AFC keeper Hopkins from twenty five yards with a bit of assistance from a stiff breeze.

 

Wulfs retook the lead shortly afterwards from a left-wing corner, Jevons heading the ball goalward and Meggoe heading into the roof of the net from close range.

 

The visitors then took control of the game and were particularly dangerous from set pieces, including very long throws from Kameron Campbell. Firstly, a penalty was conceded and confidently finished by number nine David Kolodynski and then the same player converted a long throw deep into the AFC box.

 

HALF TIME: AFC Wulfrunians 2 Long Eaton United 3

 

Wulfs started the second half on the front foot and within five minutes of the restart were level with Franco getting his second from a close-range header.

 

Two minutes later the irrepressible Jamaane Meggoe scored his second with a fine individual goal.

 

Five minutes later Ben Jevons got on the score sheet following a great left wing cross from James Hill.

 

Jumaane was coming in for some close attention from several of the Long Eaton defenders, but he let his football do the talking with a fine finish for his third and AFC`s sixth.

 

Long Eaton scored a ate consolation goal when number nine Kolodynski completed his hat trick with virtually the last kick of the game.

 

With ten goals, including two hat tricks, it was a great advert for attacking football at this level. What a difference a week makes for Wulfs.

 

FINAL SCORE: AFC Wulfrunians 6 Long Eaton United 4