After a terrible performance last week against the league leaders, Wyrley entertained 3rd placed Blackheath Town on Saturday. Callum Humphries was welcomed back in goal after his birthday celebrations and Dan Kalinski returned from studies. On a much better surface this week the game got off to a lively start with both teams looking to attack. Blackheath were a bit predictable and Wyrley began to win the midfield, Wright and Fowler working hard with Dolman supporting well. The lead was taken when Bromley found Geldart on the right his cross was met by Fowler who looked as though he was going to head it but chested it down and volleyed home. Soon it was 2-0 Bromley played a lovely little pass into Geldart inside the box, he beat 2 players and pulled the ball back for Bromley to hit home. Wyrley were now buzzing. A pass back from Bowater was misjudged by Humphries but fortunately the ball went wide, minutes later Humphries made up for his error when he made a fantastic stop. Some delightful football between Dolman and Geldart resulted in Bromley having a fine volley saved well by the ‘keeper. When Wyrley again opened up Blackheath down the right Geldart’s cross was met by Fowler but the defender climbed all over him and a penalty was awarded. Dolman stepped up and duly despatched the ball away.
Half time 3-0
The second half began with Wyrley getting a bit over confident and trying too hard and this meant a scrappy first 15 minutes. Eventually though they got back into the rythmn of simple passing, moving and supporting mixed with some great skills in the right areas. Midway through the half Bromley crossed and Geldart volleyed home the 4th goal. Changes were made and Myatt replaced the impressive Kalinski and Bromley was replaced after being booked. A lovely dummy from Wright saw the ball run to Fowler who played a superb ball through for Geldart to lash home. Steve Foster came on for his brother Stuart. To their credit Blackheath continued to push and were rewarded when a cross was ‘chested’ down and hit home although everyone knew it had been handled. Wyrley stayed on track though and in the dying minutes Geldart completed a second half hat-trick when he cut in from the right and scored off the far post. All in all a great result, not just for the scoreline but for the attitude of every player and the style of football played.
Wyrley; Humphries: Bowater, Foster (Stuart) capt, Brough, Bevan; Wright, Fowler; Dolman; Geldart, Kalinski; Bromley. Subs: Essex, Myatt, Foster (Steve), Baker.
Man of the Match: Chris Fowler