Wyrley Juniors progressed to the 4th round of the Cannock Chase Charity Cup against club colleagues INEX.

INEX had by far the better of the first half and deservedly went ahead midway through the half, as the centre forward rounded keeper Pollard.  INEX continued to have the majority of possession without creating any clear-cut chances, only long range efforts that Pollard was able to deal with, turning one effort superbly round his right post.

In a competitive encounter, Mark Whitehouse and the INEX striker were booked, before a cross by Mike Clayton was retrieved by Crook, rolled back to Tom Garbett who struck a low shot to the keepers left that was saved well. Half-time 3-0.

The returning Liam Faherty cam on at half time for James Arnold, but it appeared to have little impact as INEX continued to press and increased their lead from a corner. Andy Clayton appeared to be fouled as the INEX player rose and headed against the bar, but reacted well to head high into the net. INEX then missed a golden opportunity as the centre forward blasted wide from 6 yards.

With the potent Adam Green and Matt Moseley now playing up front together the game changed on the hour mark as a long ball through the middle saw the INEX centre back fail to find his keeper with a back header and Moseley pounced to take it round the keeper.

The goal gave Wyrley the boost they needed. A cross by Paul Durbin reached Crook who played the ball inside the full back for the advancing Wright to strike a great effort, only to see it pushed away by the keeper. The ball fell into the path of Matthew Higgs who blasted high & wide.

Wyrley equalised when a long ball by Mark Whitehouse reached Green who showed great strength and composure as he hit the ball low to the keepers left.

Matt Moseley proved to be the hero as he used his thrilling pace to latch onto a Whitehouse free kick advance into the box and find the right hand corner of the net, his 10th of the season.  

It was too late for INEX as they failed to show signs of getting back in the game with Wyrley finishing the stronger side.

Team: 4-4-2
Pollard, Higgs, Wright, Whitehouse, Clayton (A), Clayton (M) (Binsley), Crook, Garbett (Durbin), Green, Moseley, Arnold (Faherty).
Subs: Durbin, Binsley, Faherty.

2 comments for this article:
  1. avatar
    Keith Hardy (Chairman)

    Well done to both teams in providing an entertaining encounter!

  2. avatar

    Yep agreed A good game, and a good test for both teams

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