Murray sub’d after 23 minutes in Reserves game

Matt Murray was applauded by the crowd when he walked on with the Reserves team tonight in the derby against Birmingham.

The match started terrific for Wolves, as Elokobi headed in the first goal after only a couple of minutes when Scott Malone sent in a corner kick to the near post.

Elokobi was very active up front and almost sent a second in after 13 minutes from his head, but it went inches wide.

After about twenty minutes Matt Murray had to make a save peddling backwards, as Queudrue sent in a half volley that Murray saved. After that he had treatment and walked out to sit on the bench and the substitute Easter came in between the bars in his place. It is uncertain if Murray is injured and in that case how severe it is. But it’s probably only a safety measure because he felt an ache. Safety first!

After that Hemmings had a notable shot from far, but it went over the bar. The first half ended and it was one goal to nothing for Wolves.

In the beginning of the second half the crowd could see Murray walk around the pitch signing autographs and stuff so the substitution was probably only a precaution. After only five minutes gone the audience got other things to look at, though. Spray turned and launched a shot that came back from inside of the post and Halford slotted in the rebound. 2-0 for Wolves after 50 minutes.

A couple of minutes later Jarvis sent in a cross that Malone almost scored on, but Doyle in the Birmingham goal did a save from an acute angle.

After about 70 minutes of play Spray had a good shot on goal from a distance. He was very active during the match and would have deserved a goal f his own.

A couple of minutes later Jordon Mutch attacked Matt Jarvis and the crowd went ballistic. He got a yellow card but many thought he should have been sent off right away.

Right after that Queudrue had another chance after going forward on his own, but the shot went over. Jarvis, Malone and Spray then had chances but they were saved or blocked by the Birmingham defense. And Jarvis crossed the ball to Hemmings, who had a touch, but it went just wide of the target.

In overtime Birmingham’s Shroot was alone with East but somehow East managed to save at close range.

So the match ended in a win for Wolves Reserves by 2-0, but everybody’s thoughts goes to Matt Murray in hopes that he is O.K. and that it really only was a precaution to have him substituted so early on in the match.

WOLVES officially confirmed later on that Matt Murray’s going off early on was because he had just felt some slight discomfort and that his early departure was no more than a precaution.

Wolves Res: Murray (East, 24), Foley, Malone, Ebanks Landell, Elokobi, Surman, Halford, Bennett, Hemmings, Spray, Jarvis. Subs: Rooneyy, Price, Metcalf, Parsonage.

Blues Res: Doyle, Jacob Rowe, Espinoza, Queudrue, Vignal (Luke Rowe, h/t), O’Shea, Mutch, Sammons (Asante, 55), Shroot, Ntambwe, Jervis. Subs: Butland, Dunphy, Kerr.

Matt Murray – just felt some slight discomfort


~ by paddytheflea on November 10, 2009.

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