Derby ends in a draw

AFC WULFRUNIANS V WOLVERHAMPTON SPORTING COMMUNITY

SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

 

AFC Wulfrunians welcomed Wolverhampton Sporting Community to Castlecroft with the game sponsored by The Sports Shop Kingswinford. Earlier in the season AFC won at Sporting in a high scoring entertaining game.

 

The game was played in blustery conditions but AFC settled into their game quickly and dominated the early play with much of the play coming down the left wing. AFC were rewarded for their early dominance with a goal in the ninth minute with Jake Evans heading in an accurate free kick from Jake Webb following a foul on Chris Sterling.

 

On nineteen minutes Wolves Sporting were back on level terms with Dominic Dell slotting in the equaliser following a defence splitting through ball down the middle.

 

The game was punctuated with petty fouls and stoppages, and AFC had to replace Jake Webb on thirty five minutes after suffering a shoulder injury following a run down the left flank, Arnold Chaponda was his replacement.

 

Just before the break AFC missed a chance to retake the lead when Jevons headed over from close range and the sides reached half time all square.

 

The second half struggled to get going following three injury stoppages, Sporting keeper Faultless requiring attention on two separate occasions following challenges from crosses. The standard of play suffered because of the wind, but the better football was coming from AFC with Jake Evans dominating the midfield.

 

AFC brought on striker Charles Wilson who went close bringing an excellent save from the Sporting ‘keeper as both sides chased the winner. In the dying seconds AFC keeper Jake James had to save a late Sporting header and the game ended in stalemate which was probably a fair result.

 

FINAL SCORE: AFC WULFRUNIANS 1 WOLVERHAMPTON SPORTING COMMUNITY 1.