1st Team Vs Yardley

Date 18 February 2017
Team 1st Team
Opposition Yardley
Fixture Home
Venue Wolverhampton Grammar School
Start time 14:00
Result W 4 - 1
Time played
Scorers William Ashworth (1), Owen Shave (1), Sam Aldersley (1), Matthew Griffiths (1)
Match Report

Old Wulfs in a good run of form played this week against a resolute Yardley side. The early signs in the game looked promising for Old Wulfs as they pressed Yardley and won the ball high up the pitch. However the final ball at times was lacking and chances went begging. The Break through goal came through a scrap in the dee and a tap in for Sam opened the scoring. Yardley however continued to press and broke through the Old Wulfs lines at times fortuitous as balls bobbled over sticks, but they deservedly drew level after they converted the rebound on a short corner.

 

Old Wulfs knew they were playing badly and had to up their game and did so in the second half. Another tap in after a goal mouth scramble gave Old Wulfs a 2-1 lead which was eventually made 3-1 as Ablard stepped in front of his man and set up Will for a deflection. This seemed to calm Old Wulfs as they killed the game off. the 4th and final goal came from a short corner deflection, as Griff deflected in at the far post.

 

No where near the standards Old Wulfs expects however 3 points gained and another win. Credit must be given to Yardley and especially their keeper as they made a game of it and some superb saves kept the score close. However any increase in the score line for Old Wulfs would have given the game an unfair reflection of how even the play was.

 

Nationwide Platforms Man of the Match: Darryl Ablard

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Colin Pearson 2 Goalkeeper
Alan Brown 2 Defender
Matthew Griffiths 3 Forward 1
Darryl Ablard 7 Midfielder
Kam Maan 10 Defender
Michael Birch 13 Midfielder
William Ashworth 14 Forward 1
Matthew Litchfield 19 Midfielder
Simon Palmer 22 Defender
Owen Shave 37 Utility 1
David Cartwright 69 Defender
Sam Aldersley 81 Forward 1
Callum Nightingale 185 Forward
Richard Roberts Utility