Wyrley progressed into the last 16 of the J W Hunt Cup with an 8-1 demolition of Division 1 side Blackheath Town.
Wyrley started the game very brightly and fully deserved to take the lead when Stuart Foster opened the scoring after 10 minutes. Lee Charles swung in a near post corner that was flicked on towards Foster who finished with a looping volley from 15 yards.
5 minutes later Wyrley doubled their lead when Dan Kalinski and Tom Lowe linked up well on the left side before Lowe pulled the ball back into the path of Danny Dolman to smash home off the inside of the post from 10 yards. Lowe then got himself on the scoresheet when he latched on to a through ball and although the Blackheath keeper saved his initial effort the ball rebounded kindly to Lowe who made no mistake with the rebound.
Danny Dolman added his second of the night after 35 minutes again after great work from Lowe had provided him the opportunity to roll home from 6 yards, before the referee awarded Blackheath a very generous penalty. Blackheath had a corner on the left hand side and Lee Holliday in the Wyrley goal was judged to have pushed an opposition player whilst trying to claim the ball. Blackheath’s striker despatched the penalty confidently and Wyrley went in at the interval with a 4-1 lead.
Blackheath changed their formation at half time to 3-4-3 to see if they could get back into the game but this just created more space for Wyrley to play some lovely attacking football and it was not long before they increased their lead. Dan Kalinski cut in from the right and beat two players before his run was blocked by a Blackheath defender in the box and the referee awarded the second penalty of the game. Lee Charles stepped up to take it and sent the keeper the wrong way with a cheeky chipped penalty.
Wyrley continued to create chances and Tom Lowe added his tenth of the season on 65 minutes after Chris Geldart’s excellent effort produced a good save from the Blackheath keeper and Lowe was on hand to fire home the loose ball from 12 yards.
Lee Charles then scored the goal of the game after some excellent flowing football from Wyrley. The move started at left back with Jamie Fowler and moved right across the pitch involving Dan Kalinski, Chris Geldart, Paul Yeomans and Tom Lowe before it was spread to Charles who finished with an excellent chip from the edge of the box. Charles then completed the scoring and his hat-trick on 75 minutes when another good team move ended with him being through on goal and Charles again finished with a delicate chip over the advancing Blackheath keeper.
An excellent performance again from the boys who now have an away tie against Pensnett Panthers in the league on Saturday before entertaining Longton Harriers at the Red Lion Ground in the Staffs Challenge Cup a week later.
Wyrley Team – Lee Holliday, Steve Foster, Jamie Fowler, Adam Jinks, Stuart Foster, Paul Yeomans, Lee Charles, Danny Dolman, Tom Lowe, Chris Geldart, Dan Kalinski. Subs – Mark Brindley, Chris Asbury, Chris Fowler, Dan Martin, Saul Stocking.
Men of the Match – Shared between Jamie Fowler and Chris Geldart