Saturday, 15 April 2017

Dynamo push Wulfs nearer the edge.

Midland Football League  Premier Division

AFC Wulfrunians 0  Shepshed Dynamo 1

With seasons end nigh,games are running out for the likes of Wulfrunians et al to garner enough points to edge clear of the relegation zone.This game was typical of how fate conspires to defeat your best efforts. When all said and done,the hosts did more than enough in the second half to win two games never mind just this one.Before them stood as resolute a defence as I've seen in a long time.Although entirely watchable,the first half was devoid of serious attempts on goal by either side bar an early daisy-cutter from the visitors;the 'action' was all in the second half.Dynamo took the lead in the 50th minute via a penalty just when Wulfrunians looked to be getting up a head of steam and this only spurred on the hosts to greater efforts.If I'm being totally honest,these efforts were more guts than guile but nevertheless deserved some reward and each time a goal looked imminent there was the visitors' defence defiant to a man.

Things turned ugly late in the game with three players sent off from one incident,two from Wulfs,one from Dynamo;it was never a dirty game,far from it.

So extremely hard luck for Wulfrunians but credit where due to a superb visiting defensive unit.

Entrance ; £4
Programme ; £1.50
Drink ; £1.20
Crowd ; 60-70 est
Referee ; 4/10
Entertainment value ; 7.5/10

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Wolverhampton Sporting edge past Bilston

       West Midlands Regional League  Premier Division

Bilston Town Community 0 Wolverhampton Sporting Community 1

On their last home game of the present campaign,BTC gave league high-fliers WSC a good run for their money on a gloriously sunny afternoon at Queen Street.Defences were to the fore for the entire first half  as direct shots on goal were absent.That's not to say the game lacked entertainment;far from it.Early in the second half, from the first solid attempt on goal,the visitors went ahead and although they continued to look threatening, it was the home side who impressed as the game wore on.


Entrance ; £3 concession
Programme ; £1
Drink ; £1
Crowd ; 75 est
Referee ; 6/10
Entertainment value ; 8/10

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Alvechurch march on.

           Midland Football League Premier Division

Sporting Khalsa 0 Alvechurch 1

Alvechurch stretched their lead at the top of the table with this win.I'm sure both managers would agree this was an uncompromising,dour,dull game. Quality was certainly at a premium today with lots of long-balls,headers and throw-ins; Tony Pulis would have been in raptures watching this.As one neutral spectator was heard to say,'it's a result-driven business'. Khalsa shaded the first half having a couple of decent attempts but to be honest,the visitors rarely looked really threatened.Once 'church had the goal they looked the more organised withstanding late Khalsa pressure to make it a pleasant journey back to Worcestershire.

Entrance ; £3 concession
Programme ; £1
Drink ; £1.50
Crowd ; 200+ (est)
Referee ; 8/10
Entertainment value ; 5/10

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Wulfrunians and Highgate share the spoils

Midland Football League  Premier Division

AFC Wulfrunians 2  Highgate United 2

Utd came here on the back of a tremendous result,winning at high-flyers Lye Town last week-end with Wulfrunians suffering a mid-week blip against Coventry Sphinx after a mini upturn in recent results. The visitors were quickly into their stride making their intentions clear and it was no surprise when the took a deserved lead on 27 minutes;this goal seemed to spark the hosts into life and from this point it was they who enjoyed the majority of attacking intent for the rest of the first half and from their comfort zone of earlier,the visitors found themselves behind at the whistle as Wulfrunians were awarded two penalties in the final 4 minutes,both converted.

 Utd had more possession in the second half and got their reward for some enterprising play when they equalized on 68 minutes and were unlucky to be denied a winner.On balance of play the visitors would probably feel it was two points dropped.

Entrance ; £4
Programme ; £1.50
Drink ; £1.20
Crowd ; 45 est
Referee ; 6/10
Entertainment value ; 6/10