2nd Team Vs Leamington

Date 1 March 2014
Team 2nd Team
Opposition Leamington
Fixture Home
Venue Wolverhampton Grammar School
Start time 13:30
Result W 2 - 1
Time played
Scorers Rob Hemmings, Chris Tibble
Match Report

Old Wulfs 2-1 Leamington

Rob Hemmings (1), Chris Tibble (1)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! WE ARE SAFE*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After last week’s disappointment against Wolverhampton the 2s went into the game against Leamington knowing that a win would guarantee our safety* and that a defeat would leave us staring relegation in the face. To be completely honest, our performance didn’t live up to the occasion. In a scrappy game we struggled to put away our chances, the best example of this being when three Old Wulfs players found themselves five yards from goal without a defender in sight, yet still somehow managed not to score. We finally went ahead half way through the second half, when Hemmings scored from a short corner at the second attempt. Soon afterwards we doubled the lead, a quick passing move eventually giving Satchwell space in the D to … let me think … pass? ... Yeah, I’m feeling generous, he ‘passed’ to Tibble at the back post for an easy tap in. It definitely wasn’t just a really poor attempt at a shot. Honest. With five minutes to go we conceded a flick which gave Leamington a lifeline, but we controlled the game after that to secure the win. A poor performance but a priceless victory, and we can now start to look forward to improving our performances and league position next season*.

MOTM: Rhys Jones

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*barring a few very dodgy results and a mathematical miracle

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Ian Dillworth 1 Goalkeeper
Stewart Upton 12 Midfielder
Rob Hemmings 16 Defender 1
Chris Nightingale 18 Defender
Rhys Jones 20 Defender
Alex Thompson 21 Defender
Richard Roberts 28 Midfielder
Chris Tibble 29 Forward 1
Ricky Lally 44 Defender
Andrew Cooper 54 Defender
Edward Craddock 59 Midfielder