AFC Globe 1 Wyrley Juniors 2

Another game where the referee praised the Wyrley performance and the quality of football being played. What is pleasing now is that the results are matching the performances, following up a 7-4 away win last week with another victory on their travels.

After having 16 players last week, Wyrley fielded the bear 11 but dominated the game throughout with debutant keeper (the 7th of the season !) Andy Wood having very little to do.

Wyrley were on top early on with Mike Clayton hitting a left foot shoot just wide of the far post. However, from Globes’s first attack they scored a scrappy goal from 2 yards out.

A long cross-field through ball from right back Durbin evaded his opposite number and Matt Moseley pounced, advanced into the box and lifted the ball over the keeper into the far corner of the net.

Liam Faherty went close with an opportunist effort, flicking the ball up but volleying over the bar. Paul Durbin ran on to a ball that fell kindly but was penalised for shouting ‘let it go’. 

Wyrley outplayed the opposition particularly in the last 20 minutes of the first half with some excellent all round play. Half time 1-1.

The same in the second half as Wyrley created chance after chance but failed to convert far too many. Adam Green frightened the life out of the Globe with some  great dribbling. Clean through he failed to take the ball with him on one occasion and then the ball wouldn’t fall kindly for him to convert another.

Durbin hit a shot from just outside the box and it fizzed past the right post. Adam Green crossed left footed for Nigel Crook to head across goal and it looked in all the way but for a fine save from the keeper, tipping it round the post. Faherty laid the ball back for Crook to fire over the bar.

With about 20 minutes left Wyrley took the lead. Green took a short corner to Crook, who back heeled back into the path of Green, who’d continued his run and he advanced into the box before hitting a curling left foot shot past the keeper.

Another flowing move saw Faherty pass inside to Nige Crook who then slipped the ball through to Maike Clayton inside the Globe box. Clayton rolled the ball inside to Sam Burkett who blasted just over the bar.

Wyrley then absorbed the late pressure with ease as Mark Whitehouse, Andy Clayton, Paul Durbin, Jeff Wright remained strong at the back, rarely putting a foot wrong between them all game. 

Team: 4-4-2
Wood, Durbin, Wright, Whitehouse, Clayton (A), Faherty, Crook, Clayton (M), Moseley, Burkett, Green.
Subs: None

Booked Faherty

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