1st Team Vs Newtown

Date 18 October 2014
Team 1st Team
Opposition Newtown
Fixture Away
Venue Somewhere in Wales
Start time 14:00
Result W 3 - 2
Time played
Scorers Matthew Griffiths, William Ashworth
Match Report

Wulfs had to grind out a result against a resolute Newtown side.

Newtown had to concede their home advantage as their newly laid pitch wasn't ready. So the game was played at a suspect Aldersley ground instead.

In typical fashion Wulfs dominated possession early on, but couldn't penetrate the sold Welsh defence. Newtown attacked on the break, counterattacking and making use of their aerial specialist. It was one of these couters that lead to Newtown taking the lead. Wilson deflected a shot into the air which eluded two defenders and allowed a back post finish.

Old Wulfs seemed unable to mount a sustained period of pressure and were unable to control the ball properly on the bobbly surface.

By the second half Wulfs had got to grips with the pitch and completely dominated the game, but it still took twenty minutes before Tutton picked out Griffiths to place the ball past the keeper to make it 1-1, by which time Ablard had also found the back of the net, only for it to be disallowed.

Dave Ward then coolly converted a penalty stroke before Ashworth made the game safe, only to be sent off for a sarcastic remark to the umpire.

Newtown claimed a late goal to ensure a nervy last two minutes but Old Wulfs continued their 100% start to the season.

Man of the Match: Ablard.

 

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Colin Pearson 1 Goalkeeper
Alan Brown 2 Defender
Matthew Griffiths 3 Forward 1
Ben Humpherson 5 Defender
Darryl Ablard 7 Midfielder
William Ashworth 14 Forward 1
Matthew Litchfield 19 Midfielder
Ed Hole 32 Forward
David Cartwright 69 Defender