First victory for Wolves in Cup at Tamworth

Wolves Development team won by two goals to one in the Birmingham Senior Cup at Tamworth. They played against the local team – conveniently enough called the Lambs. It was in fact MacKenzie of Tamworth FC who had the first chance after just a minute, but his shot from outside the penalty area went straight into the arms of East – the hero from Gothia Cup this summer – in the Wolves goal.

In the fifth minute a good ball by Rooney split the Lambs defence and Mendez-Laing had an initial shot, which was blocked by Alcock, and Mills in the defence, but they couldn’t prevent him from scoring on his second effort.

After 25 minutes Mendez-Laing passed the ball to Spray who ran down the right wing and managed to launch a cross that found Hemmings who put his header wide of the mark from a central position.

It was 0-1 in halftime.

A good finish from Hemmings in the 73rd minute doubled Wolverhampton’s lead. Hemmings managed to hold off the challenge of the Tamworth player Gaughran after a slip by another Tamworth player and he could burst into the box and slot home.

MacKenzie made a corner for the Lambs on the right with six minutes left and Wylde headed home from close range to reduce Wolves lead to 2-1. But Tamworth had no chance of an equalizer and Wolves went through to an away tie at Tipton Town in Round 2.

Read a more complete match-report HERE

East, Metcalf, Price, Malone (capt), Parsonage, Rooney, Mendez-Laing (McAlinden 71), Bennett (Ismail 82), Hemmings, Spray, Szabo (Harris 58)
Subs (four only): Landell


~ by paddytheflea on October 28, 2009.

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