|Date||21 January 2017|
|Venue||Wolverhampton Grammar School|
|Result||W 4 - 1|
Only re-acquanitance required at the pre-match talk this week, so we could concentrate on how we were going to win the game. We didn't specifically discuss the move that brought our first goal after just 8 minutes - a clearance from a Lichfield short corner reached James Fisher in two passes and he calmly scored; we had practised short corners, and our second goal on 12 minutes came from one when James Fisher - again - reacted quickly to force the ball over the line after the initial shot was saved. Lichfield started to fight back, but with Nic, Richard and Ricky (in strictly alphabetical order of forename...) in midfield they were finding it hard to get at our defence. We scored our third goal when a pass from Seb found James Fisher,who duly completed his hat-trick in the 27th minute. In the 30th minute Seb put the ball into the Lichfield goal with a reverse strike, but it was disallowed as Seb was adjudged to have fouled on the way to making the shot. Lichfield continued to look for openings, and in 30th minute The Chairman was called into action to make a save. Half time 3 - 0, a reward for good team play moving the ball around effectively and keeping track of our oppoinents to limit their possession. Lichfield pressed hard at the start of the secnd half and it was 10 minutes Tom created our first opportunity with a fine cross. Just 3 minutes later Tom made it 4 - 0 when he was more persistent than the defenders and forced the ball over the line in a goalmouth scramble. Lichfield did not give, and after 19 minutes of the second half scored when their young(er) and pacier forwards for once got the better of the defence. Old Wulfs recated well and created further opportunities - notably a spectactular shot on the reverse from Richard that cleared the crossbar. The game finished with a deserved 4 - 1 win; a hat-trick from James Fisher and a good team performance.
With thanks to Paul Fisher who, due to injury, did not play but managed substitutions and made the notes on which this report is based!