AFC Wulfrunians 2 v 1 Coleshill Town

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AFC Wulfrunians 2 v 1 Coleshill Town

Postby Alan Beckett » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:27 pm

Saturday 18th October 2014
Midland Football League Premier
AFC Wulrunians 2 v 1 Coleshill Town
Wulfs: Jamie King, Craig Gregg.
Town: Chris Lloyd.
Attendance: 116.

Wulfs: Jonathan Brown, Craig Gregg, John Hill, David Howells, Joshua Jones, Jamie King, Michael Robertson, Jake Sedgemore, James Skedgel, Scott Stevenson, Andrew Thompson. Subs Nicolas Haynes, Mitchell McDonald, Nathan Rose-Laing, Richard Palmer.

Town: Chris Jay, Oliver Casey, Craig Milligan, Danny Douglas, Luke Edwards, Jonathan Jones, Chris Lloyd (Leon Weller), Tom Weale, Shane Benjamin, Matt Brown (Simeon Cobourne), Dean Rathbone (Barry Fitzharris). Subs not used Ryan Nash, Daryl Jones.

Opposition Player of the Match: Chris Lloyd (Coleshill) Scott Stevenson(Wulfrunians)

Craig Gregg and Jamie King were on target for AFC Wulfrunians as they beat Coleshill Town 2-1.

Coleshill started well, a home team official was heard to say that Town were the best team they had played this season, and despite going a goal down on nine minutes, they dominated the opening 30 minutes and deservedly equalised through Chris Lloyd on 17 minutes. But from then on Wulfrunians started to take control with some impressive football. The hosts should have took the lead early in the second half but Andy Thompson headed wide when unchallenged at the far post. Coleshill just couldn't get going and Wufrunians finally got a deserved winner on 77 minutes. Danny Douglas was caught in possession and Mitch McDonald scampered to the bye line, his pin-point cross found the head of Craig Gregg who finished well at the near post. Coleshill's best chances of getting at least a point fell to Craig Milligan but both his efforts went over the bar and then a Jake Sedgemore free kick could have put the home team further ahead but his effort shaved the post.

A Match Report taken from AFC Wulfrunians Web site ... ll-town-1/

AFC Wulfrunians recorded an impressive result with a battling victory over high-flying Coleshill Town. Jamie King and Craig Gregg scored either side of a Chris Lloyd strike to give Wulfs the well-deserved win.

It took only nine minutes for King to hit his eighth goal of the season. Scott Stevenson saw his shot deflected, only for King to pick up the rebound and place it beyond the reach of Chris Jay in goal for Coleshill.

The visitors hit back just eight minutes later through Lloyd. A mix up in the Wulfs defence left Matt Brown with the ball deep in their half and with plenty of options for a pass. He found Lloyd in space, who made no mistake of firing past Jono Brown.

Lloyd had another chance to score after 23 minutes; John Hill headed a corner away but it fell to midfielder, who’s shot from the edge was well held by Brown.

Andy Thompson should have put the hosts in front a minute after half time. He was left unmarked at the back post but could not force King’s floating corner into the net.

Some good link-up play between Stevenson and Gregg was unfortunate not to result in a goal. They exchanged passes on the edge of the area but Gregg’s powerful shot fell just wide.

Wulfrunians finally took the lead after 77 minutes. Some great work by substitute Mitch McDonald saw him beat two players on the right before a firing a great cross to Gregg at the near post, who nodded it brilliantly past Jay.

Jake Sedgemore had the chance to put the game beyond doubt with six minutes to go. He lined up a free kick on the edge of the area, but his curled effort just grazed the post.

King was awarded the Man of the Match award by match sponsors Wulfrun Consulting as his early goal set the tone for Wulfrunians’ strong showing. They now move onto a home time against Conference North side Solihull Moors in the Birmingham Senior Cup.

AFC Wulfrunians line up: Brown, Jones, Howells, Sedgemore, Hill, Skedgel, King, Thompson (McDonald 55), Gregg, Stevenson (Haynes 90), Robertson (Rose-Laing 72).

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