Telford 4 – 5 Wolves
Team: Ollie, Prem, Harry, Jack, Joe, Charlie, Aaron, Max, Elliot, Kyle, Ricky, Billy
Goalscorers: Ricky x2, Billy x2, Elliot
The game at Sir Alexander Fleming Primary proved to be a cracker. We started on the back foot with a very talented Telford side taking the initiative in the first 5 minutes of the game and our defence had to be sharp to stop the attacking moves, especially down our right hand side. However, we did take the lead with our first chance, when Ricky capitalised on a mistake from the Telford goalkeeper to score.
Telford continued to dominate possession and scored their equaliser when we switched off from a corner. They then quickly scored their second and third of the game to make it 3-1 to Telford just before half time. Fortunately, we only went into the break one goal down when a corner of our own allowed the ball to fall to Ricky in the box and he made no mistake. Telford 3-2 Wolves – HT
We came out in the second half and started to get more into the game with some lovely passing football and Aaron breaking the play up well in midfield. Telford however scored their fourth goal from another corner – something to work on for our boys. This kick-started the comeback from our boys. We scored a fantastic breakaway goal when Elliot played it through to Ricky who was 1-on-1 with their ‘keeper. Unselfishly, he squared the ball to an advancing Billy, who stopped, dragged the ball back and calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner. Game on. We used this momentum to soak up some pressure and score another breakaway goal; this time Prem making a devastating run through the Telford defence, passing it to Billy who made no mistake. 4-4 and it was anyone’s game to win. Telford started to have more shots from the edge of the box to try and force a winner but Joe was equal to them, tipping two round the post brilliantly.
Telford thought they had won it late on when their striker scored with a cracking finish but unfortunately, he was flagged offside – a real shame. The game did deserve a winner and it came right before the final whistle when the ball fell to Elliot 25 yards out. He decided to strike the ball on the bounce to catch the goalkeeper off guard and what a goal it was! It looped over the Telford goalkeeper to send the Wolves boys into raptures. A terrific goal to end a terrific game. Every single Wolverhampton player was outstanding and they really worked together for the team. Well done all!