Wolves Academy Under 18’s Slashed Blackburn
The Wolves Academy under 18’s team continues to play well in their league and yesterday they met Blackburn away.
There were not many chances for either team in the beginning of the match, but after 25 minutes Wolves took the lead when Nathan Rooney found
Jon Gorman on the wing with a great pass and he immediately went past full-back Alex Billington and into the area and finally found Ashley Hemmings who had no problems with scoring from just outside the box.
The second half of the game started with a chance from Blackburn player Banton that was tipped over by the Wolves keeper. Just when an hour was played Gorman crossed the ball into the area and after a scramble when Blackburn failed to clear the ball Rooney got control and scored Wolves second.
Shortly after that Blackburn had another chance, but Benton failed to score as the ball went wide after a pass by Vastic into the area.
Instead it was Wolves who found the net a third time as Brian McGroary crossed the ball in for Louis Harris to head in with fifteen minutes to go.
About ten minutes later Wolves got a corner and Blackburn could not clear the ball from the area and Anthony Forde was able to find Paul McCone’s head in the box with the ball. He headed it towards goal, but the keeper saved it but couldn’t hold it. Finally Gorman scored on the rebound.
4-0 to Wolves and I’ll bet the youngsters wants to meet Blackburn every week. And actually they are facing them in the last match in the league – at home on the 11th of May. Before that they meet West Brom away on Saturday and Man City at home on Tuesday.
By the last two results Wolves gained a point against West Brom, Man City and Everton and have a good chance to advance in the tables. Wins against West Brom and City next and they will finish top three. Manager Thelwell to the Official site:
“Blackburn has a very good Academy team so to go there and score four without reply was fantastic. Last week we were looking through all the League tables since we joined the Academy and our highest points total had been 39. We have 40 now and although we are in a League that contains some of the really big hitters, like the two Manchester clubs and the two Liverpool clubs, with three games remaining the target now is a top three finish.“
WBA managed to win with 4-0 as well latest against Forest at home, so the match away on Saturday will not be easy to pick points from. But Wolves did win against them in September with an only goal by captain James Spray. If the Wolves Academy team wins on Saturday they will go past the Baggies in the tables (that are not updated yet). Give them a ride, lads! Good luck!