Wyrley produced a fine performance in this league cup clash and deservedly ran out winners. on a heavy pitch both sides struggled to pass the ball around but Wyrley settled earlier. Neither side were able to dominate, but eventually Wyrley began to dominate the midfield with Fowler and Wright very industrious. Meanwhile Geldart on the left was starting to be a serious threat. the defence were coping comfortably and eventually reward came. Following a half cleared free kick Bowater picked the ball up on the right of Hanwoods box, he wriggled past 2 defenders and crossed, Dolman dummied and the ball ran to Chris Fowler on the edge of the area, he cooly picked his spot and placed the ball well beyond the keeper. the remainder of the half was played out in similiar fashion.
Half time Wyrley 1 Hanwood 0
No changes were made by either side for the start of the second half and neither was there a change in the pattern of play. Hanwood had little to offer and it was only a matter of time before Wyrley would score again. The first changes were made when Hanwood made a double sub after 10 minutes, pushing on 2 big forwards. The expected onslaught never came though as they simply could not get hold of enough ball. The winning goal came when Dolman played a ball from just outside his own box to Geldart out on the left, he skinned past his opponent and played a one -two again with Dolman., advancing deep into Hanwood territory he cut the ball back and who was there to finish but Dolman. A fine goal. The game panned out and with 15 minutes left the very hard working Martin was replaced by Myatt. Martin’s second half was his best this season. Two more subs were made before time and it was nice to see Steve Foster get some more minutes into his legs as he continues on the road to fitness, also pleasing was Jamie Fowler getting stronger again as he too searches for full fitness. A good result and lets hope Wyrley can produce the same performance and result when they travel to Hanwood this Saturday for a league match.
Full time 2-0
Wyrley; Humphries; Fowler(J), Bowater, Foster (Stuart) capt, Kalinski; Wright, Fowler (C); Martin, Geldart; Dolman; Bromley. Subs; Baker, Foster (Steve), Myatt,Bevan .