|Date||4 July 2017|
|Venue||Wolverhampton Grammar School|
|Result||D 3 - 3|
After last week’s performance, Old Wulfs were looking for an improved performance against Greenbourne. The team were bolstered by the return of Ablard, Ben and Griff (The latter running late due to “baby stuff”).
The game started at a slow pace from both sides, probably due to the heat, as both teams searched for openings in their respective opposition defences. It would be Old Wulfs that took the lead after a ball made its way through to Callum, hit shot found its way through multiple defenders and rolled into the near post. Old Wulfs were soon 2-0 up as a counter attack made its way to Sam along the baseline; he looked up and found Ablard who fizzed a shot into the far right corner. Greenbourne started to find space in the midfield as Old Wulfs committed too many players forward. A Greenbourne player shot from an acute angle and beat Luke for accuracy rather than pace as it went into the far corner. Old Wulfs did not learn from committing players forward and a Greenbourne player was allowed to run through the Old Wulfs midfield, straight through to the defence. Ben did his best to channel the player, however the Greenbourne player showed tremendous skill and had the space and time to wind up and hit a shot into the top left corner, leaving Luke watching. 2-2 at half time.
The second half was more measured from both sides, more man to man marking and restricting space and time on the ball for the opposition players to get into the d. Greenbourne would take the lead in the game for the first time. A lapse in concentration from Old Wulfs allowed a free hit to be taken quickly and the forward unchallenged got a shot off to beat Luke. Old Wulfs would level the game with a minutes remaining on the clock. Shave, flicked from the short corner into the top left beating the keeper for pace. Final score 3-3 Old Wulfs had their chance to win the game the most notable chance was Callum missing an open goal. Greenbourne too had their chance in what was a good competitive match.
Old Wulfs can take some positives from this match, but not for the first time this summer league they have let a lead slip away from them. Old Wulfs did not concede from a short corner and Luke Archer in goal made some fine saves and as such was voted Man of the Match. (Again…)