Wulfs go through in Senior Cup





AFC Wulfrunians travelled to Lye Meadow, home of Alvechurch FC, for the first-round tie of the Birmingham Senior Cup. Alvechurch currently play in the Southern League Premier, two levels higher than Wulfs, and the Wolverhampton side were in for a tough night.


Wulfs began the game with Chris Knight again operating in defence and quickly took control of the game.


The first real action came after ten minutes with the Alvechurch keeper, Joe Slinn, adjudged to have handled outside the box and was the first player to receive a yellow card.


The resulting free kick was cleared for a corner as Wulfs maintained the pressure, moving the ball around quickly.


Wulfs were then awarded a free kick on the edge of the Alvechurch box. From the resulting free kick Angelo Franco crashed his free kick against the woodwork with the Alvechurch keeper well beaten.


Wulfs were now well in control with Jumaane Meggoe posing a constant threat.


Zach Foster was the second player to receive a yellow card for Alvechurch, but Wulfs were unable to capitalise on their pressure as we reached half time all square.


HALF TIME: Alvechurch 0 AFC Wulfrunians 0


The second half saw Wulfs playing down the Lye Meadow slope and the game was now more even than the first half but Alvechurch did not pose much of a threat going forward with the Wulfs defence well in control.


As the game wore on it looked like one goal would win it and Wulfs switched to a back three to try to push more men forward.


Substitute James Hill went close from distance and Wulfs forced two late corners but despite their best efforts could not find the winner and we reached full time all square and so to penalties.


SCORE AT 90 MINUTES: Alvechurch 0 AFC Wulfrunians 0


The Wulfs team body language looked good and they held their nerve to progress to round two, 4-3 after the spot kicks.


This was a well-deserved victory for Wulfs who looked very comfortable against higher level opposition.


Round two could see the potential of playing one of the West Midlands “big boys” including Coventry City, Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.