|Date||26 July 2017|
|Result||D 2 - 2|
After last week’s performance, Old Wulfs needed to bounce back with a much improved performance. This week was an away trip to Wolverhampton, whom Old Wulfs lost 5-2 to in the previous match.
Wolverhampton started the game trying to take advantage of the low sun in Colin’s and the defence’s eyes, but these attempts didn’t amount to anything. Old Wulfs were much more patient on the ball, building the play and not forcing it through. The first goal of the game came mid way through the half as Birch won a penalty corner after weaving his way through the Wolverhampton midfield and defence. The resulting corner was scored after Shave’s initial flick was saved; the rebound fell to Birch, who played it to the back post for Callum to tap in 0-1. 0-2 came shortly after a free hit quickly taken by Birch allowed him to run through to the top of the Wolverhampton D, Birch found Callum at the left hand post, who rolled the ball across goals for Shave to slide in and deflect in 0-2. Old Wulfs were on top and should have taken the score to half time, however Wolverhampton scrambled a goal back for their efforts and it was 1-2 at half time.
The second half was very much the same, Old Wulfs patient in their own half and building their attacks well, however when entering the final 25 yards Old Wulfs looked to hit through players than bring it back out and round and so scoring opportunities were few and far between. Wolverhampton pulled level after they had a small time of sustained pressure. Old Wulfs did not clear the ball and a ricochet fell to a Wolverhampton player who played the ball into the bottom corner. The game turned flat as neither team wished to lose the game and the final result was 2-2. A much better performance from Old Wulfs. Man of the match was difficult this week with a number of players putting in great effort and performances.
Man of the Match: Michael Birch.