Wulfs just fall short against Leek

EMIRATES FA CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST 2019

AFC WULFRUNIANS V LEEK TOWN

 

Having overcome Racing Club Warwick in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round, Wulfs welcomed Leek Town to the CKW Stadium, a club with an illustrious history including once being members of the Conference and FA Trophy finalists in 1990.

 

The game began with Leek on the front foot for the first fifteen minutes but defences were on top and there were few goal opportunities for either team.

 

Following a clash of heads AFC`s Ben Jevons required a head bandage and returned to the field reminiscent of Terry Butcher and was quickly back in the thick of the action.

 

On thirty six minutes Leek were awarded a penalty following a blocked shot in the box, Aaron Bott made no mistake with the spot kick.

 

Just before the interval AFC went close on two occasions to drawing level, firstly Chris Sterling was unable to convert a cross, closed down quickly by Leek keeper Roberts and then Jack Rowley headed narrowly wide from a corner.

 

HALF TIME: AFC Wulfrunians 0 Leek Town 1

 

Wulfs took the game to Leek in the second half and for long periods looked the better team. However Leek always posed a threat and on thirty minutes Wulfs keeper Connor Hopkins made a great double save to keep his team in it.

 

Following a corner Mason Birch rattled the Leek crossbar and we began to think it was going to be “one of those days”.

 

As in the first half AFC had two great chances late on, firstly Courtney Richards went close with a free kick and Chris Knight drove just past the angle of the goal.

 

A lot of positives for AFC from the game and good luck to Leek in the next round.

 

FINAL SCORE: AFC Wulfrunians 0 Leek Town 1