AFC Wulfrunians

Est. 1922

MATCH REPORT: AFC Wulfrunians 1 Chasetown FC 1 Jul 02, 2023

Honours even as the Wulfs impress in final home preseason outing against higher-tier opponents Chasetown FC. Wulfrunians followed up an impressive performance against Hednesford Town earlier this week with another on Saturday afternoon as players continue to earn valuable minutes ahead of the season opener in two weeks time. The visitors looked to ask questions straight from the off with a whipped ball from the right-hand side finding Danny O’Callaghan, his header glanced wide of the target.

Sharp work down the other end, meanwhile, saw the Wulfs go close through Demetri Brown. The no.19 swiftly beat his man down the left flank before venturing into the area, his curling effort to the far corner narrowly evading the target.

The Scholars continued their push for an early opener with O’Callaghan getting in behind the defence with a ball over the top from Kris Taylor. The forward coolly brought the ball down but failed to make the most of the opportunity, lobbing over from close range.

A shining light throughout the first half, Jamie Meddows was rewarded for his efforts moments before the half-hour mark. Fresh off a Chasetown attack, the Wulfs pounced on the counter before finding Meddows in space behind the backline, the midfielder coolly rolling the ball past the keeper into the bottom-left corner to give the hosts a deserved lead.

Wulfrunians came close to doubling the scores shortly before the break with another well-worked counter, Josh McKenzie muscling past his man on halfway before sending Brown on goal. The forward made no mistake from close range before play could be brought back for offside.

With several changes at the break, smart work from Brown once again saw the Wulfs up and at it from the get-go, wiggling past two defenders before seeing his chance sail wide.

Sharp play from the Chase saw the visitors exploit an opening down the right-hand side in search for an equaliser. An inviting ball into the area dropped to O’Callaghan who wasted little time getting his shot away, his effort creeping into the near post to level things up with 25 minutes to play.

Amid all the action, a positive cameo from substitute Ethan Jarrett was the clear talking point as the match entered its final chapters. Great footwork saw the no.14 glide past his man before cutting inside the area, rocketing an effort towards goal but the Chasetown keeper was equal to it.

The Wulfs in search of a late winner, the pacey forward beared down on goal after sharp work from those in red and white to win the ball high in the Scholars half. The substitute opted for the shot only to be denied by a brilliant stop by the Chasetown no. 1 from point blank range.

A late chance for the visitors fell the way of O’Callaghan with the game still in the balance, a looping header from the edge of the area sailing narrowly over the crossbar.

Another positive showing from the Wulfs, the squad make the short trip to Amos Lane to take on Wednesfield FC on Tuesday 25th April for a 7:45pm kick-off as preseason preparations draw to a close.