Mc Auley: Wolves Under 18’s deserve a lot of credit
The Wolves Academy Under 18 team played Sheffield Wednesday away Saturday and lost with 2-1.
The Yorkshire team had managed a draw against Manchester City the week before and have a very good duo upfront in soon to be senior players Nathan Modest and Vadaine Oliver.
The Wolves lads were the ones that started the best, though, when the notorious goalscorer Liam McAlinden managed to give them a lead early on in the game.
Wolves created chances, but the defence had problems and individual mistakes in defending led to the Owls goals.
First it was Modest who – with a neat finish – rounded off an excellent move from the home side and scored the equaliser.
Then – in the second half – came the winning goal by Oliver. He scored with a header from close range.
Sean McAuley – former caretaker of Sheffield Wednesday both before and after Laws – had some praise to say about the Wolves team (from their Official site):
“I thought the performance of all the lads was outstanding because it was real hard-fought game and Wolves deserve a lot of credit because they were a really good side who can compete to very high standards.“
The Wolves coach Mike Halsall was not equally pleased with his lads performance when he talked to Wolves Official site:
“The players have to start to realise it is a battle and unless you dominate your opponents you will always be under pressure to perform. Unless you have this mindset you are always going to find it difficult to improve.“
It seems that they have the potential, but have to realise it in their heads. I hope that they will improve till next game that will be against Bolton at home next Saturday.