Bartley Green 0 AFCW 5

Wulfrunians continued their push for the title with a comprehensive victory away at Bartley Green. Yet another brace from Kyle Brady was supported by goals from Tom Piggott, James Skedgel and Dan Crudgington.


Wulfs started the match on the front foot; a fantastic tackle by Skedgel to prevent a counter attack from the home side allowed Michael Robertson to cross in the direction of John Hill – whose header grazed the crossbar on its way over the bar.


Skedgel was again involved as Wulfs took the lead; this time winning the ball deep in the opposition’s half before laying it off to Piggott. His back heel put Brady one-on-one with the ‘keeper and he poked the ball past him from the edge of the area.


AFC’s lead was doubled just four minutes later, Skedgel’s brilliant pass from inside his own half left Piggott with plenty of space on the left-hand side. His angled run towards goal allowed him the space to get a clear shot away and he stroked his effort past Aaron Gayle’s outstretched arm and into the bottom corner.


Bartley Green finally had a chance shortly after half time, Mike Stewart dribbled past two players but his shot was tame and straight at Danny Tipton.


Robertson’s ambitious ball into the box just after the break almost ended up in the back of the net, a combination of wind and the bounce of the ball took it over the ‘keeper – only for Darren Morriss to hook the ball off the line.


Wulfrunians almost added another when Brady fired over from close range. Piggott had won the ball from the feet of the goalkeeper and it had fallen for Brady, only for him to mishit his effort and see it fly over the bar.


Wulfs finally added their third when Hill volleyed Brady’s corner towards goal, Skedgel was waiting to pounce in the six-yard box and headed home to round off an impressive display.


The lead was again increased when Brady added his second of the night. He had overrun the ball and the ‘keeper was expected to collect it – only for him to spill it and allow Brady to finish into an empty night.


Crudgington replaced the effective Nathan Rose-Laing with 20 minutes to go and it was he who completed Wulfs’ scoring. As the ball was bobbling around in the area following a corner, Crudgington hooked it over his shoulder and it looped in over Gayle’s head.


This result takes Wulfs’ winning run to 14 games and means that they keep the pressure on Lye Town in the race for the title.


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