Wulfs pick up good point at Boldmere

Midland Football League Premier Division
Saturday 3rd October 2020
Boldmere St Michaels v AFC Wulfrunians
 
AFC travelled to the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground, Boldmere to face “The Mikes” having got their season back on track and were unbeaten in their last three matches.
 
AFC Manager freshened up the team following the midweek home draw with Warwick, bringing back into defence Jack Rowley and giving a start to Ashley Jackson.
 
The game started in driving rain and Boldmere pushed forward and were clearly going to be tough opponents.
 
Despite having more possession, the home side were unable to fashion any chances with the AFC defence in control and the visitors looked dangerous on the break with the two wide men Jack Till and Ben McLean a constant threat.
 
After twenty minutes these two players combined well but Till fired over and then Mclean set up Jackson who fired wide.
 
Boldmere continued to have more of the ball but the chances were coming for AFC, on the half hour a long cross field ball out of defence from Rowley found Till who won a corner. The corner was flicked on by Ben Jevons and Till headed home to put the visitors deservedly ahead.
 
Boldmere responded with a period of pressure resulting in bookings for AFC players Spray and Mclean as the visitors dug in but the half ended with AFC on the counter and again Till fired over from a breakaway.
 
HALF TIME: Boldmere St Michaels 0 AFC Wulfrunians 1
 
The second half saw AFC playing into a strong wind and Boldmere looked like they were up for the fight.
 
Early on Adam Meacham collided with his keeper Tom Hayward but was able to continue after treatment.
 
The pressure was now on the visitors and after fifteen minutes of the half The Mikes finally breached the AFC defence with Owen Parry taking a pass neatly in his path before slotting low past the keeper to equalise for the home side.
 
From here the game could have gone either way but as for most of the game it was the visitors looking the more dangerous.
 
AFC Manager Goodall clearly sensed victory and introduced Dominic Dell and Jack Downing to freshen up the attacking threat.
 
Immediately James Spray, who was orchestrating the AFC midfield, bought an acrobatic save out of the home keeper, Till shot over again and from the last kick of the game the visitors nearly won it with a Dominic Dell chance.
 
A great game of football, probably the best performance by AFC so far this season who played as a cohesive balanced unit with a good spirit.
 
Hopefully, we can take this form into the rest of the season.
 
FINAL SCORE: Boldmere St Micheals 1 AFC Wulfrunians 1