Sweet revenge for Wolves under 18’s against Liverpool

Wolves Academy players met Liverpool away this morning and revenged themselves for their loss in the FA Youth Cup.

Wolves had the first chance of the game after five minutes when our striker James Spray shot wide after good work from Kyle Bennett down the left flank.

Five minutes later Landell had a chance to score when he fired a first time shot wide after a good break down the right flank from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

The breakthrough came after a quarter of an hour when Wolves scored from a set piece. Bennett’s left wing corner found the head of Landell who found the net from a tight angle with a looping header beyond the reach of Deale Chamberlain in the Liverpool goal. A well deserved 1-0 for Wolves after a good start of the game.

But the Finnish striker and goal machine Dalla Valle found an equaliser after twenty minutes. German starlet and ordinary a Reserves player – like Dalla Valle – Christopher Buchtmann provided the assist with a precise through ball and the Finn did the rest when he got one on one with Wolves new Academy keeper McCarey.  There was nothing our Irish keeper could do about the outcome and Dalla Valle finished nicely. A couple of minutes the Finn had another chance with a header after a corner, but it went wide. Dalla Valle is very high in esteem by the Liverpool faithful and everybody thinks he is a future star in their first team.

The rest of the half was fairly even. Some minutes later Michael Ngoo of Liverpool was denied by some brave goalkeeping from Aaron McCarey who dived at his feet to smother the ball.

Wolves had a fantastic chance five minutes before half time when Mendez-Laing had a clear opening from the edge of the box but fortunately for Liverpool his shot went wide. Wolves went even closer from a free-kick two minutes before the break. The free kick was taken on the edge of the penalty area and skipper Nathan Rooney curled an effort just wide.

At the stroke of halftime Andre Wisdom run down the right wing. The England youth international beat three defenders before curling an effort just wide of McCarey‘s far post. Close but 1-1 at half time.

The second half started with McCarey in the Wolves goal showing good handling when he did well to meet a right wing free-kick after being put under pressure from Ngoo and Stephen Sama for Liverpool.

Landell went almost through at the other end, but young Ince tracked back and could stop him in the last second. After an hour a header by Ngo gave Dalla Valle a golden chance but from a tight angle he couldn’t get enough power behind his effort which was saved by McCarey.

Just as in the FA Youth Cup the game became a little nasty now and tackles were beginning to fly in as both side tried to get control of the game. There appeared to be some bad blood between the sides, maybe from previous meetings. Jack Robinson for Liverpool and Spray for Wolves were both booked after an argument and Roddan in Liverpool quickly followed into the notebook after a late challenge.

The game seemed destined to end in stalemate, but if anyone was going to win it then Wolves did look the more likely, Liverpool reports say. Wolves should have scored through Bennett, when a swift counter attack sent him clean through to face Liverpool keeper Chamberlain, but he clipped the ball over the bar with the keeper well beaten.

Rooney then went close to restoring the lead for Wolves when his rasping drive was cleared behind for a corner. Buchtmann nearly won it for Liverpool at the other end 15 minutes from time when he shot just wide after cutting in from the right.

Then, with 10 minutes left, Wolves got the winner when Landell found the net from close range after a drive from the right wing that the Liverpool keeper couldn’t hold on to.

Liverpool had four corners in stoppage time and some other chances they put Wolves under all sorts of pressure, but McCarey in the Wolves goals could, with some help from his new found friends, stop them all. Wolves could win a very good fought match against a strong team with 2-1 and show their elder club mates how to do it on Tuesday. Well done!

Wolves Under-18s: Aaron McCarey, Jack Metcalf, Jamie Reckord, Nathan Rooney, John Dunleavy, James Parsonage (Paul McCone 68), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, David Davis, James Spray, Andre Landall, Kyle Bennett.

Andre Landell scored twice against Liverpool today – Wolves special Mersey killer!


~ by paddytheflea on January 23, 2010.

One Response to “Sweet revenge for Wolves under 18’s against Liverpool”

  1. […] can, though, revenge hismelf against Liverpool on Tuesday and follow the Academy example today (see HERE) and win that […]

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