Wyrley maintained their early promotion push with a very hard fought victory over Tenbury United on Saturday. Tenbury came with a game plan and played 4-5-1 in an attempt to gain revenge for the 6-1 defeat Wyrley had inflicted on them earlier in the season.
Wyrley had a lot of the ball in the early exchanges but struggled to break through the Tenbury backline and against the run of play it was Tenbury who struck first. A high cross was sent into the Wyrley penalty area and as keeper Lee Holliday Came to claim it the ball squirmed out of his grasp and straight into the path of a Tenbury player who had the simple task of rolling the ball home from 10 yards into an empty net.
Wyrley continued to try to break down Tenbury but they were finding it very difficult and when they finally got back level it was thanks to an own goal. Lee Charles did well down the right hand side and delivered a low cross into the penalty area which the Tenbury defender attempted to clear but ended up slicing it into his own net. Even though Wyrley had a lot of the ball in the first half they had created very little and at half time the score was level.
The second half began how the first had ended and even though Wyrley were having a lot of possession they were up against a very stubborn Tenbury side who were defending resiliently. Chris Geldart went close a couple of times with shots from distance before Lee Charles hit the post with a fine effort.
Wyrley changed formation to 3-4-3 in an attempt to find the winning goal and just when it appeared that Tenbury were going to hold out centre half Adam Jinks popped up to head Wyrley into the lead. Danny Dolman sent in a deep corner with ten minutes to go and Jinks steamed in at the back post to power a header home and save Wyrley’s blushes.
Wyrley Team – Lee Holliday, Steve Foster, Dan Martin, Adam Jinks, Stuart Foster, Paul Yeomans, Lee Charles, Danny Dolman, Chris Geldart, Saul Stocking, Dan Kalinski. Subs – Jamie Fowler, Mark Brindley, Greg Tarbuck, Kris Chilton, Paul Baker.
Man of the Match – Adam Jinks