Wulfs and Flyers in goalless draw

MIDLAND LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

RACING CLUB WARWICK V AFC WULFRUNIANS

SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY 2020

 

AFC Wulfrunians made their second visit of the season to Townsend Meadow, home of Racing Club Warwick, The Racers.

 

Back in the Summer on a warm afternoon, AFC came away with an FA Cup preliminary round victory following a “worldy” goal from Chris Knight.

 

Both teams are currently lower mid table, and both could do with the three points.

 

AFC made a bright start, Jumaane Meggoe carried the ball fully forty yards to force a smart save out of Racers keeper Wardle and shortly afterwards Dominic Dell flashed a header over the angle following a free kick by James Hill.

 

Meggoe was a constant threat to Warwick, attacking down the right but both sides were finding it hard to move the ball quickly on a very heavy pitch and the game reached the interval with all to play for and very little between the evenly matched teams.

 

HALF TIME: Racing Club Warwick 0 AFC Wulfrunians 0

 

The second half started much as the first half ended with few chances and both sides struggling to create anything.

 

Aaron Bishop nearly broke the deadlock midway through the half bringing a good save from The Racers keeper, with Dominic Dell unable to convert the rebound.

 

The game was proving to be a dour midfield battle, but the referee did his best to liven up proceedings with some entertaining decisions.

 

James Hill was sent to have a ten minute “rest” in the sin-bin following a mild remark whilst all around expletives and questionable tackles went unpunished.

 

Warwick were unable to capitalise on their extra man ten minute advantage, although Tom Turner distinguished himself with a great close range save from Ty Knight.

 

As the game entered the closing stages Khenan Barrett, on as a substitute for AFC, was causing Warwick problems down the left, forcing two corners.

 

Meggoe was presented with a guilt edged chance to break the deadlock but chipped over the bar.

 

Tom Poole then created a chance for Dominic Dell, but his shot was saved and the game finished honours even.

 

A fair result and a good away point for AFC Wulfrunians who never gave up trying to play their passing game, credit to both teams for playing the game in the right spirit.

 

FINAL SCORE: Racing Club Warwick 0 AFC Wulfrunians 0