Chawn Hill Church 1 Wolverhampton and Perton 2

The first round of the cup placed 2 of Division 2’s form teams together in a tight contested game. The game started slowly with both team creating few chances, although the home side having the better of possession, and the home keeper responsible for a couple of smart saves to prevent the away side snatching the lead. The deadlock was broken mid-way through the first half when a long ball forward from the back for Chawn resulted in a lack of communication from the Wolves defence, with the Wolves defence failing to clear, the ball bounced into the path of the GOALSCORER to smartly place past keeper Adam French. We thought this goal would give us a kick in the right direction and hoped it would encourage us to play further up the field and with more pace. Unfortunaltey the half was played out in similar fashion to the beginning of the game with both teams failing to create chances. The HT whistle blew and the home side took a slender 1-0 advantage into the second half.

After some inspired words by the manager at half team, we started the second half brightly, (as we should have in the first half), and a long ball forward from the back was superbly flicked on by Luke Werhun into the path of Luke Swift who confidently placed the ball past the approaching keeper. 1-1. This was no more than we deserved after the start to the second half. We continued to press for the winner, sometimes getting caught out on the break. The home side were also creating more chances, luckily for us we had an in from Adam French in goal to thank, as he continually collected every cross put into the box to relieve the pressure for us, the away side. Both teams then went for the winner, not liking the idea of extra time. Our pressure and persistence was rewarded with around 25 minutes to go where some smart passing in midfield from John Morris, Andrew Tillety and Luke French created an opening where a through ball from Luke French onto a superbly timed run by Luke Werhun, where the striker met the ball and calmy slotted passed the keeper to give Wolves the lead. The game contunied to shine and chances were missed by both teams, Wolves could of wrapped up the game near the end with Luke Werhun going agonizingly close to grabbing his second. The final whistle blew much to the relief of the away side, a great battling perfomance on our behalf and we progress to the next round of the cup. Hopefully this comeback should give us confidence for the next game where we look forward to another closely fought game this weekend against the same opposition, this time in the league.

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