Development Team Victorious Against Glenavon FC

At the same time as the Wolves first team was victorious against Bohemians in Dublin, the Development youngsters played Glenavon a couple of hours car-ride to the north.

Glenovan is the home team of former Wolves Academy keeper Daniel Wright, who sadly was diagnosed with a heart condition last season and had to give up his footballing career. The match was played in benefit of him and he played the first two minutes for Wolves and the last seven for Glenavon.

In the first half it is reported that Glenavon was the best team. The home team had a strong central midfielder with the name Ryan Harpur, who controlled the midfield and many of the Wolves attacks lead to nothing. But Glenovan also had very little of chances in the first half.

Wolves made a couple of changes in half time and became a better team. After just four minutes gone of the second half trialist Mana Dembélé was fouled going forward in the penalty area. A little harsh, says the Glenovan reporter. The impressive man himself stepped up to smash the ball low into the left side of the net and that was to be the only goal of the game.

But Wolves was not without chances to score later on in the game. Andre Landell went close when he headed over from a James Spray cross and David Davis had a powerful 25 yard effort that flew wide.

The best attack of the half was left to injury time when a great cross-field ball from Scott Malone hit Glenavon on the break and sent Mana Dembélé clear of the defence. The striker looked all set to score but couldn’t make his mind up whether to shoot or cross to Nathan Rooney and in the end did neither as he chipped the ball harmlessly wide of goal. Sour citrus fruits!

The Glenavon reporter says that Wolves deserved the victory in the end and that trialist Mana (but he calls him Mama;-) Dembélé and Jamie Reckord was the most impressive players of Wolves.


Wolves: Wright (East 2) (Cotman 45), Dunleavy, Reckord (Harris 74), Ebanks-Landell (Malone 45), Batth, Harris (Hemmings 45) (Gorman 87), Landell (Davis 52), Rooney, Spray, Dembele, Gorman (Winnall 52) (Landell 74).

Former Wolves keeper Daniel Wright playing for Glenovan FC against Wolves (Picture: Alan Weir)


~ by paddytheflea on July 17, 2010.

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