Reserves Watch: Vokes and Bennett came close to score

The Wolves Reserves lost away to Birmingham City Reserves with a single goal tonight. Wolves played with a strengthened Reserves team with Vokes and Keogh getting an hour of playing time and Edwards the whole 90.

The blue team started best and the goal came just before ten minutes played when Wolves failed to clear their lines following a corner and centre half Kerr fired home from just eight yards out. Sour grapes!

A little later Sam Vokes had a good effort blocked and Maik Tayor in the Blues goal did a good save to keep a Sam Winnall effort out of the net.

Just before half time O’Shea launched a shot from 25 yards out which would have reached top corner if not Wolves keeper Aaron McCarey got his finger tips to it and pushed it over the bar for a corner. Halftime and it seems that Birmingham had the best of the first half.

In the beginning of the second half Keogh was pulled down just outside the penalty area and a free kick and a yellow card resulted. But Kerr stood in the way for the free with his face and it amounted to nothing. Wolves had several attacks now and pressured Birmingham, but without any clearcut chances.

After the hour Vokes and Keogh was substituted for Mujangi Bia and John Gorman. Mujangi soon launched a perfect cross which Kyle Bennett headed wide with an open goal from the far post. Sour grapes!

In the last 20 minutes both teams had chances but nothing came out of them. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for Bimingham City, but the result was of course of no importance for Wolves. We got some important players match fit and some young players got to play a hardening match.

Blirmingham City Reserves: Maik Taylor, Stuart Parnaby, Gregory Vignal, Ashley Sammons, Franck Queudrue, Fraser Kerr, Jakub Hronec (Nathan Redmond, 60), Teemu Tainio, Akwasi Asante (Luke Rowe, 87), Robin Shroot, James O’Shea.
Subs not used: Jack Butland, Reece Fleet, Alpaslan Ozturk.

Bookings: Fraser Kerr (47)
Goals: Fraser Kerr (9)

Wolves Reserves: Aaron McCarey, Nathan Rooney, Sam Griffiths, John Dunleavy, Segundo Castlillo, Kyle Bennett, David Edwards, Sam Vokes (Geoffrey Bia Mujangi, 64), Andy Keogh (John Gorman, 64), Sam Winnall (James Spray, 72).
Subs not used: Nathaniel Mendez Laing, Louis Harris.

Bookings: David Davis (69), John Gorman (80).


~ by paddytheflea on March 22, 2010.

5 Responses to “Reserves Watch: Vokes and Bennett came close to score”

  1. Hmmm im starting to doubt this strength in depth we have. Just look at the reserve league table. If we stay up tge squad will have to slim down.

    • No, but the squad has to be better in quality. Some will be sold and other – better players – will come in their place.

  2. How is Segundo Castlillo doing in the reserves? I’d really like to see him back in first team action as I like the player and thinks he has been alright the few chances he got this season. With 3 central midfielders I’m curious how Guedioura, Castillo and Milijas would play together. If I was to pick the team for tonight Berra, Ward, Henry and Jones would be left on the bench and I’d play:


    Foley Zubar Craddock Elokobi

    Castillo Guedioura

    Mujangi Milijas Jarvis


    • I think Castillo is O-K but not more. Guédioura, Jones and even Henry is better class. Not good enough and as we only have him on loan he will not get a new contract come summer, I’m sure.

      If you had picked the team against West Ham I believe Wolves would have lost. I’m glad that Mick did that job. 😆

      • Very happy about the win.
        Who knows? Maybe we’ve won with 4 or 5 goals with my team. 😀
        I do think they deserve more chances. Good to see Elokobi starting and I think he had a good game except for a few poor passes.
        Henry probably made one of his better matches this season.
        Jones and Berra was ok. Ward was abysmal when he came on.

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