Wulfs romp to home victory

Midland Football Premier League
Saturday 10th October 2020
AFC Wulfrunians V Heather St John’s
 
A resurgent AFC Wulfrunians faced Heather St John’s at the CKW Stadium off the back of an excellent team performance at Boldmere and now unbeaten in four matches.
 
Heather St John’s normally provide stiff opposition and have so far had mixed results.
 
Once again there was a healthy attendance in the stadium to watch live football and the Covid 19 control measures were working well with everyone happily complying with the rules to ensure a healthy enjoyable afternoon.
 
Mat Johnson took over as captain from the injured Ben Jevons and the game settled into an even midfield contest for the first twenty minutes.
 
The first chances fell to the visitors, first Kavanagh fired over the bar and then Collins should have tested the AFC keeper Tom Hayward, but was off target.
 
It looked like AFC were going to suffer a setback with in form Jack Till struggling to shake of an injury but when Meacham broke up an attack it was Till who responded first and shot into the side netting, a lucky let off for the visitors.
 
AFC were now in control of the game with Spray managing the midfield, near the interval somehow AFC failed to take the lead following a goalmouth scramble with first Jack Rowley and then Dom Dell unlucky not to force the ball over the line.
 
The interval was reached all square but AFC certainly shaded the first half.
 
HALF TIME: AFC Wulfrunians 0 Heather St John’s 0
 
AFC started the second half on the front foot, forcing several corners and it looked likely that a goal would come for the home side, but the visitors demonstrated that they could still be a threat with Tom Poole doing well to block a goal bound shot.
 
The visitors then had a shout for a penalty when Jack Rowley broke up an attack, his pass out of defence to Katega was played on to Till who opened his account for the afternoon with a low left foot shot past the keeper.
 
AFC now sensed blood and won a disputed corner, the initial corner played in by Spray was cleared initially back to Spray who fired home into the far bottom corner from a narrow angle.
 
Bishop, on as a sub for Dom Dell, nearly made it three, Rowley headed over a cross from Spray and then Till scored his second of the afternoon diverting home a shot by Gratias Katega.
 
It is not often we are able to watch the last ten minutes of an AFC match knowing the result is not in doubt but today was the exception, the home team were putting on a great team display building on the performance of the previous week.
 
It’s now five matches unbeaten and up to eighth in the league as we head north for a tough encounter with a Newark side who have yet to lose.
 
FINAL SCORE: AFC Wulfrunians 3 Heather St John’s 0