2nd Team Vs Telford & Wrekin

Date 25 January 2014
Team 2nd Team
Opposition Telford & Wrekin
Fixture Home
Venue Wolverhampton Grammar School
Start time 13:30
Result L 4 - 6
Time played
Scorers Chris Tibble, Chris Tibble, Stewart Upton
Match Report Old Wulfs 4-6 Telford Chris Tutton (1), Stuart Upton (1), Chris Tibble (2) This week the 2s faced off against Telford, hoping to pick up some points to move us further away from the relegation zone. By ten minutes in however, the goal had changed to keeping the score vaguely respectable after a diabolical start to the game. First, Lally forced a man onto his reverse side and dared him to shoot (which he did, into the roof of the net), before another was allowed to run through our defence and score, and then a third found himself unmarked on top of the D and took full advantage, firing into the top corner. 3-0. After that Wulfs play improved considerably, and we were soon back in the game when Roberts fed Tutton, who reversed into the far corner. A quick response from Telford took us into half time with a score of 4-1, but a much improved last 20 minutes gave us the belief that we could still get a result. Just after the restart Upton picked up the rebound at a short corner and reduced the deficit, but not long afterwards the game was temporarily abandoned when both teams decided that they didn’t want to get pelted by hail or struck by lightning. After some time spent cowering behind a building and debating whether or not there was any metal in the opposition goalkeeper’s helmet we went back on, and Wulfs were able to ignore the suddenly freezing conditions and stay on top. Tibble scored from another short corner to make it 4-3, before a quick break down the left involving Colman, Tutton and Satchwell eventually put Tibble in on goal again, and his shot was deflected over the keeper for the equalizer. For the second time in three games we had come back from 4-1 down, and at that stage looked the more likely winners, but the last ten minutes was a similar story to the first. We went behind again when a Telford player lifted the ball into Colman’s thigh but was inexplicably given the decision and allowed to break down the right unchallenged and cross to give his teammate an easy finish. We were carved open one last time with a couple of minutes to go, and conceded another to make the final score 6-4. A very disappointing result after we’d worked so hard to get back into it. MOTM: Andy Cooper
Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Ian Dillworth 1 Goalkeeper
Stewart Upton 12 Midfielder 1
Rob Hemmings 16 Defender
Chris Nightingale 18 Defender
Alex Thompson 21 Defender
Richard Roberts 28 Midfielder
Chris Tibble 29 Forward 2
Owen Shave 37 Forward
Ricky Lally 44 Defender
Andrew Cooper 54 Defender
Edward Craddock 59 Midfielder
Sam Colman 80 Midfielder