Wulfs go nap at Bewdley

Bewdley Town 0-5 AFC Wulfrunians

Midland Football League Premier

Saturday 4th September 2021

 

AFC Wulfrunians made it two wins in five days as they went nap at Bewdley Town, winning 5-0. James Hill was chief destroyer, netting a quality hat-trick with Dom Dell and a first Wulfs goal from Eshan Greer completing the victory.
 
The opening stages were fairly even and it was the home side who went closest to opening the scoring when Ben Napthine drilled in a low shot that Tom Hayward did well to push wide for a corner.
 
The all-important opener came in the 20th minute and was another moment of class from midfielder Hill. He followed up his goal in midweek by firing another long range shot into the top corner of the net.
 
The lead should have been extended three minutes later when Greer picked the ball up from a quick throw and stood a cross up to the far post where Jack Till headed wide from close range.
 
It didn’t prove too costly as the lead was extended a minute later. Hill threaded a good ball through to Jamie Meddows and his first time ball across goal was dummied by Aaron Bishop allowing Greer to turn and fire low past the keeper.
 
Wulfs continued to push forward and went close to extending the lead when Greer was inches away from converting Bishop’s first time volley across the face of goal.
 
Bishop was causing the home defence problems and won his team a penalty on the stroke of half time when he was brought down by Zach Kourouyianni. Although Hill’s first attempt was saved by the keeper, a retake was awarded due to the keeper coming off his line and Hill made no mistake at the second time of asking.
 

HALF TIME: Bewdley Town 0-3 AFC Wulfrunians

 
Bewdley made a triple substitution at half time and looked a lot more lively for it, immediately after the restart Chris Knight preventing a certain goal with a quality last ditch tackle.
 
Dylan Hart was starting to cause Wulfs problems. First he headed a Rio Bakala cross over when unmarked in the area and then had a shot that Hayward pushed on to the post before grabbing the rebound.
 
Bewdley’s spirited fightback was halted as Wulfs scored a killer fourth goal just before the hour mark with Hill curling home a 25 yard free kick to complete a fine hat-trick.
 
Dom Dell then got himself on to the scoresheet, firing low past the keeper after the ball had been laid back in to his path by Tommy Poole.
 
Bishop twice went close to extending the lead but Wulfs we’re happy with the win and a second clean sheet in successive games.

 

FINAL SCORE: Bewdley Town 0-5 AFC Wulfrunians