Wednesfield Hammers 8:1 Stonnall Phoenix
Wednesfield overcame a gutsy performance by Stonnall to claim the victory.
The home side started the better and scored after 4 minutes to settle themselves. Stonnall came into the game then and Tom, playing on the right of midfield got a shot on goal and Liam then saw his 14th minute shot squirm under the goalkeeper from 20 yards for the equaliser. Phoenix had done well since the opening goal and deserved their goal.
Parity didn’t last long though as the home side regained the lead straight away and scored two more before the twenty minute mark for a 4:1 lead.
In between those goals, Stonnall carved out a chance from a corner where Jack had a far post header. Later on in the half, Tom’s shot forced another corner. The remainder of the half was goalless with Phoenix working hard to contain Wednesfield and playing on the break. Harry was involved a lot on the left and linked up well with Sedgy at left back, spraying balls forward for the front two of Demario and Jack to run onto.
After a productive half time talk, the lads came out fighting knowing that another goal could change the game and Harry, Nathan and Tom all had shots which troubled the goalkeeper. Possession was in the visitors’ favour at this point and a second goal would have been deserved for the improved workrate. Wednesfield were dangerous down their left side though and a couple of quick goals after 46 and 49 minutes secured the victory and they added a seventh four minutes later.
The Phoenix defence continued to work hard in trying to protect Ennis, deputising in goal. Ben and Dillan were strong in the tackle and used the front two as outlets to relieve opposition pressure. On one such occasion, aided by Liam, Jack found himself through on the keeper but his shot was smothered on the goal line. Jack had run his socks off all game and deserved a goal for his efforts but it wasn’t to be.
Wednesfield scored their eighth goal with eleven minutes left and the game ended 8:1.
Report by Pete H.
Man of the Match
For their consistent performances over the season, linking up well to turn defence into attack and always showing positive endeavour, Bruce has awarded MOTM to Sedgy and Harry. Well done both.