Wulfs super win on the road

Midland Football League Premier Division
Saturday 31st October 2020
Coventry United 2 AFC Wulfrunians 3
 
AFC Wulfrunians continued their good run of form with their best result of the season to date with a well deserved 3-2 win away at one of the title favourites Coventry United.
 
The home side were first to show and Wulfs keeper Tom Hayward had to be alert to push away a fierce shot from Kyle Carey.
 
However, it was Wulfs who took the early lead. Dominic Dell chased a long Ben Jevons ball over the top and forced a slip from a backtracking defender before coolly slotting past the keeper.
 
The home side hit back immediately and drew level when Tom Poole’s attempted to cut out a Harry Sawyer cross but only succeeded in diverting the ball past his own goalkeeper.
 
United took the game to Wulfs and went close when Josh O’Grady flashed a free kick just wide of the target and Riley O’Sullivan fired straight at the keeper.
 
The best chance of the half then fell to Carey as he broke the offside trap only to be denied by a fine save from Hayward. The striker then fired the rebound over the bar with the goal gaping.
 
HALF TIME: Coventry United 1 AFC Wulfrunians 1
 
It was Wulfs who came out firing at the start of the second half with home custodian Reece Francis racing quickly off his line to divert Jack Till’s shot behind from a corner.
 
Wulfs were given an added boost when United skipper Michael Quirke over protested when appealing for a penalty and was sent to the sin bin for ten minutes.
 
Almost immediately Wulfs went back into the lead when Adam Meacham powerfully headed home a James Spray corner.
 
Till had a great chance to extend the lead when he latched on to a Jevons throughball and rounded the keeper, only to be denied by a superb last ditch recovery by Lewis Hudson.
 
Till then struck the crossbar from close range following a corner but the in-form striker wasn’t to be denied moments later when he neatly turned home a low Mat Johnson cross at the near post.
 
United grabbed an injury time consolation when he curled home a 25 yard free kick but it was too little, too late as Wulfs held on for a magnificent three points on the road.
 
FINAL SCORE: Coventry United 2 AFC Wulfrunians 3