Doyle scored when Wolves lost in first friendly (video)
Yesterday Wolves were engaged in the first friendly game of the season against Crewe Alexandra and the match ended with a 2-1 loss.
The outcome is of course not important, but that the players gets into it again and gradually gets more and more match fitness. Wolves changed all eleven at tea time, so that as many as possible would get the chance to gain just that.
Crewe took the lead late into the first half after new signing Roger Johnson slipped whilst defending. Johnson was, however, one of the more energetic players in the team in the first half.
Late in the second half Doyle managed to get an equaliser in after a pass from Matt Jarvis. Very good that one of our most important strikers gets a goal and perhaps a little boost to self confidence. As you can see on the clip below it was a pretty nice shot.
Unfortunately a nineteen-year-old Serbian player from Crew found the net some minutes later and Crew could take a big scalp at home.
But don’t despair this early in pre-season. This was only the first friendly of many and Wolves will gain power the coming days. Johnson looked very good and Doyler scored and nobody got injured, that’s what’s positive to take from this game and to remember for the future.
First half team: Hennessey; Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Reckord; Mendez-Laing, Davis, Milijas, Hammill; Vokes, Ebanks-Blake.
Second half team: Ikeme, Elokobi, Batth, Craddock. Kostrna, Jarvis, Kightly, Henry, Keogh, Doyle, Griffiths.