Wyrley Juniors 3-2 Cheadle Town

Wyrley progressed into the next round of the Staffs Challenge Cup on Saturday with a victory over Cheadle Town at the Red Lion Ground.

Wyrley had the better of the first half exchanges despite playing up the slope but although they dominated the first 45 minutes the scoreline at the break was goalless.

The game then sprung into life after 50 minutes when Tom Lowe did really well down the right hand side before delivering a deep cross which found Chris Fowler who fired into the roof of the net on the half volley. Ten minutes later Lowe extended Wyrley’s lead with a fine individual effort. Lowe received the ball wide on the left hand side before taking the ball round five Cheadle players and firing home from 8 yards.

On 70 minutes Chris Geldart completed the scoring for Wyrley with a brilliant strike. Danny Dolman Lee Charles and Steve McMahon all combined down the right hand side before the ball was fed into Geldart 20 yards from goal. Geldart then turned and unleashed a thunderbolt straight into the far top corner of the net which gave the Cheadle keeper no chance.

Lee Charles went very close on 80 minutes when he did really well to keep a cross field pass from Dan Martin in play before cutting in from the right and firing against the bar from 18 yards. Wyrley then suffered a big blow when Steve McMahon twisted his knee and having already used all three substitutes Wyrley were forced to complete the game with ten men. This allowed Cheadle to push forward a bit more and they managed to get two consolation goals from corners in the last few minutes.

Wyrley are at the Red Lion Ground again next week against Tenbury United before they travel to Bentley on the 17th October.

Wyrley Team – Lee Holliday, Steve Foster, Dan Martin, Adam Jinks, Stuart Foster, Paul Yeomans, Lee Charles, Chris Fowler, Tom Lowe, Danny Dolman, Chris Geldart. Subs – Jamie Fowler, Steve McMahon, Greg Tarbuck, Mark Brindley, Paul Baker.

Man of the Match – Adam Jinks

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