New Traf 6-2 Wyrley Juniors

A disastrous start to the League campaign and to the game as Wyrley fell behind within the first five minutes. This was really against the run of play as Wyrley played some neat passing football, particularly down the left flank with Dan Gould and Mikey Clayton seeing much of the ball.

A throw-in was headed out by Mark Whitehouse only to be nodded back into the box where their striker turned and hit a first time shot past keeper Ian Edwards.

Wyrley reacted well, with Tom Garbett hitting four long range efforts high and wide, before Adam Green sruck the bar only for the ball to bounce down and be cleared.  Bystanders later reported the ball was over the line !

However, Wyrley fell further behind after two errors by Edwards, who failed to deal with two long range efforts, the first bouncing off him into the path of the oncoming forward and the second bouncing straight past him. I still bought him a drink after the game but I’m still looking for the guys who bought him the 16 pints the night before ! Half-time 3-0.

Wyrley started the second half well after changing formation 4-3-3. Liam Faherty calmly tucked the ball away to make it 3-1. However, Traf then extended their lead before Adam Green put in a superb left foot cross for Sam Burkett to nod in with his first touch after coming on as sub. 

Traf scored two further goals to secure the points but Edwards did redeem himself with a couple of excellent saves.

Wyrley have an early opportunity to put things right with a home fixture vs Elms at King Georges on Thursday evening. 

Team: 4-4-2
Edwards, Durbin, Crook,  Whitehouse, Gould, Higgs, Wright, Garbett, Clayton.M, Faherty, Green.
Subs: Arnold (Durbin), Moseley, Burkett (Faherty), Fletcher (Crook).

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