Wulfs back to winning ways

MIDLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

AFC WULFRUNIANS V LYE TOWN

TUESDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2019

 

Lye Town were the visitors to the CKW Stadium at Castlecroft with the AFC Wulfrunians side in need of a victory having lost their last three league fixtures.

 

Earlier in the season on a hot Saturday afternoon Wulfs had gained a hard-fought victory over a very competitive Lye side.

 

The game started with Lye on the front foot and for the first fifteen minutes Wulfs could not get hold of the ball.

 

As often happens, following AFC’s first spell of possession, they took the lead against the run of play. Defender Mat Johnson finished smartly following a cross in from the left that was diverted back across goal by a defender.

 

The game became much more of an even affair although Wulfs had their keeper Daniel Whitehouse to thank when he made a smart save from Lye number eight, Ryan Winwood.

 

The last ten minutes of the first half was all Wulfs although they were unable to get a second and reached the interval with their slender lead.

 

HALF TIME: AFC Wulfrunians 1 Lye Town 0

 

The second half started with Wulfs looking in control, their defence happy to soak up the Lye Town pressure and play on the break.

 

These tactics nearly paid off when following a long throw from Jack Rowley, played on by Jumaane Meggoe but Angelo Franco was unable to finish.

 

Wulfs continued to control the game and Franco made up for his earlier miss when he fired home from long range, giving the Lye keeper Jadyn Mundle no chance, to notch his sixth goal of the season and seal the result for Wulfrunians, and push the Wolverhampton side into the top half of the table.

 

FINAL SCORE:  AFC Wulfrunians 2 Lye Town 0