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Wolverhampton Casuals


Willenhall Town

WMRL Premier Division Tuesday 17 November @ 7:45 pm

The Lockmen came from two down at the break to win their first league game in seven matches with three goals in nine minutes at the start of the second-half.  

With Jonathan Ashfall pulled up injured pre-match, it was a late call-up to the starting line-up for Kieran Robinson.  The Lockmen attacked first winning two corners in the first seven minutes, the first on four minutes was cleared, the second saw Ross Clarke glance a header wide.  A third corner followed on nine minutes and this was half-cleared before Robinson received the ball and fired goal wards, finding only the keeper.  Welly saw their first corner cleared easily on 14 minutes before the home side had a free-kick on the quarter-hour mark, this was scrambled away from danger.  A minute later and a cross into the box was fractionally too high for Robinson  before it was returned back into the area where Robinson glanced wide before the ball was cleared up field.  Welly took the lead with their first serious attack on 19 minutes.  There appeared little danger when the ball was crossed into the box from the left, but two attempts to clear the ball only went as far as Adam Newbury on the edge of the penalty area and he rifled home across Ben Holden and in.  Five minutes later and Wellington had doubled their lead when it was the turn of Ben Thomas to lash home from just outside the area after another left wing cross.  The Lockmen looked visibly jolted for a while until Kieran Robinson’s corner was just too high for the head of Matt Dorgan.  The Lockmen saw their next corner cleared easily and Welly broke up field to threaten again.  This time Jaihon Sedgley did well to get back and stop the cross from going into the danger area.  With nine minutes of the half remaining Robinson then broke well down the Willenhall left before cutting the ball inside to set up Dorgan but the forward’s shot flew wide.  Clarke then saw his attempt blocked on the line, as was his follow-up before a third effort was wide.

The Lockmen needed to start well if they were to get back into the game and a double attacking substitution was made at the break.  Corey Pearce and Callum Foster replacing Aaron Archer and Dorgan.  However, the changes had the desired effect immediately when a ball forward dropped to the feet of Foster, who cleverly beat a couple of men before sweeping the ball home on 48 minutes.  Foster then won a corner two minutes later which was headed wide by skipper Dan Bryson.  A minute on and a corner landed at the feet of Foster but he could only fire at keeper Matt Asperley.  A ball into the box on 53 minutes then saw the keeper smuggle the ball behind for a corner. The corner was cleared up into the centre-circle but Adam Holliday was waiting for a pass into the Wellington half, he looked up and promptly lifted the ball just over the keeper and into the net on 54 minutes from the edge of the centre-circle for a quite remarkable leveller.  However, another sub, Corey Pearce was played in down the right wing by Wilson on 57 minutes.  He held off a defender before running to the edge of the six yard box and beating the keeper comprehensively from close range as the defender tried to push him off the ball.  Foster then produced a superb touch to bring down a cross but his goal-bound effort was blocked.  Six minutes later and after a spell of Wellington pressure, Ben Holden was finally forced into a save, easily holding a weak shot into his mid-riff.  The visitors were having all the pressure but failed even to win a corner, let alone create a chance until 78 minutes.  Another flag-kick followed on 82 minutes, this time Jaihon Sedgley was forced to clear from the line as The Lockmen held out comfortably.



Previous meetings

20 Sep 14 3:00 pm WMRL Premier Wolverhampton Casuals v Willenhall Town 4 - 0
14 Apr 15 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v Wolverhampton Casuals 1 - 3
17 Nov 15 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Wolverhampton Casuals v Willenhall Town 3 - 2
05 Mar 16 3:00 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v Wolverhampton Casuals 2 - 4
08 Nov 16 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Wolverhampton Casuals v Willenhall Town 3 - 0
17 Dec 16 3:00 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v Wolverhampton Casuals 2 - 9
07 Nov 17 7:45 pm JW Hunt Wolverhampton Casuals v Willenhall Town 10 - 0