Wolves were given their stiffest test of the season so far with an epic battle against second in the league Wyrley Panthers in what proved to be a great advertisement for Wyrley Juniors FC.

It was Wolves who started the quicker and took an early lead after some neat work down the right by Callum & Tom which saw the ball lashed across the goal mouth where the unfortunate Panthers defender sliced into the back of his own net to give Wolves the lead. Wolves did not sit back and pressed for a second which came four minutes later with Regan winning a determined challenge at the back which freed Ed to deliver a pin point pass to Lily who calmly slotted home her sixth goal of the season.
At 2-0 Wolves still did not look comfortable and credit to Panthers they did not let their heads drop and were soon rewarded with a well worked goal which saw their striker turn well and coolly slot past the helpless Jordan.
The goal before half time seemed to spur on Panthers who came out for the second half like a team with a point to prove scoring two goals in quick succession to turn the game on its head.
It was now Wolves’ turn to dig deep and steady the ship with the reintroduction of Cameron at the back being the starting point. Add to this the silky skills of Jake on the left and Wolves again began to get a foothold in the game. The last five minutes saw Wolves heap the pressure on a resilient Panthers defence with Josh hitting a ball against the underside of the bar which appeared to bounce over the line and into the hands of the Panthers keeper to keep the score at 2-3 in Panthers favour.
It appeared that it was not to be Wolves’ day as two minutes later Callum struck the ball from the edge of the box against the Panthers defender where a penalty could easily have been awarded.
Wolves got their reward with three minutes remaining following a succession of throw in’s which saw the Panthers striker cruelly head into his own net to level the game at 3-3.
Both teams could probably argue the case for taking all three points but in all honestly the draw was probably the correct result.
Fulltime Wyrley Wolves 3 v Wyrley Panthers 3
MOTM Regan (Solid as a rock)

Good luck to Neil and the Panthers for the rest of the season!!!

Wolves’ second game was a far more clinical display despite being held to 0-0 at half time by a spirited Shire Oak Saints.
The second half saw Jordan make an excellent early save which gave Wolves the wake up call they needed with Tom earning a corner following a battling run down the right. From the resulting corner Tom delivered a great cross which the Shire Oak keeper could only parry to the feet of Lily who in turn smashed the ball home to give Wolves the lead.
The next seven minutes will go down this season as the “Lilster Show” as she bagged her eight & ninth goals of the season and a well deserved hat trick. Wolves were now in total control and could have extended their lead with Regan going close with two free kicks whilst Josh, Jake and Callum all made the keeper work hard.
Wolves wrapped up the points with five minutes to go following an excellent interception by Cameron at the back which saw Lily break down the right before crossing to an unmarked Ed who slotted home his second of the season.
Full Time Wyrley Wolves 4 v Shire Oak Saints 0

Well done gang keep it going!!!

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    jason norton

    well done gang! keep up the good work.

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    Well done guys keep it going 🙂

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