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Team Dudley F.C. - Match centre

Old Wulfrunians
Team Dudley
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T Clarke (44'), B Cox (52'), V Lungu (75')
Sat 11 Aug 15:00 - West Midlands Regional League - WMRL Division One

Dominant Dudley

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Players missing doesn't stop TD young guns from fireing

Our second game of the season took us out to Brinsford Lane where Wolves Casuals now ground share with our rivals Old Wulfrunians. Old Wulfs are sporting a much changed squad from that of last season, but we still anticipated a tough fixture.
The first 20 minutes were very even with neither team being able to establish a foothold in the game. Old Wulfs were very energetic and managed to disrupt any football that we tried to play, but as the half wore on, chances started to come our way. First chance fell to Nathan Jones, who was getting lots of joy down the left hand side. Another ball in behind the full back and Nathan, took one touch before hitting a shot, twelve yards out, wide of the near post. More opportunities were coming from the left, and a Marc Lawrence cross into the box was only partially palmed away by the keeper. The ball fell to Vlad, who with the goal at his mercy, fired the ball into the back of Tyrone Clarke and away to safety. Still more chances came, with James Hill hitting a rasping drive from 25 yards that swerved viciously and stung the keepers hand. Alex Pinches then hit a fierce free kick straight into the hands of the goalie. Finally the breakthrough came on 44 minutes. Another run to the by line by Nathan Jones saw him cut the ball back to the near post. Tyrone Clarke controlled the ball and spun in one move and clipped a neat finish into the far corner.
The second half saw us continue to dominate and we doubled our lead on 52 minutes. Nathan Jones, again the provider, crossed from the left and Bradley Cox glanced a header on at the near post which looped over the keeper into the far corner. Great finish from the youngster.
We looked very comfortable in defence, with Manton and Knight forming a new central defensive partnership, and debutant Aaron Sharp only having to contend with one shot all game, which he dealt with comfortably.
Still the chances came and Alex Pinches would have liked to have done better when put clean through on goal, but managed to scoop an effort over the bar. Brad Cox hit the bar with a smart first time shot on the swivel from 18 yards. Then four players managed to mess up an opportunity when Jones, Cox, Clarke and then Vlad couldn't get away an effort on target when found four versus one briefly. Changes were made with 20 minutes to go, and the introduction of Preston Green, Billy Morgan and Callum Swain continued to bear fruit. The latter, on for Tyrone Clarke, helped make the game safe when his smart turn and through ball found VLAD who coolly slotted home from 15 yards out with 12 minutes to go.
It was no more than the players deserved after dominating the fixture and creating chance after chance. A first clean sheet of the season as well means we start the season 2 for 2 and jump into second place in the table behind Darlaston by alphabetical order only!

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Key moments

44:00
Goal Tyrone Clarke scores for Team Dudley
52:00
Goal Bradley Cox scores for Team Dudley
75:00
Goal Vladut Lungu scores for Team Dudley

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Nathan Jones is awarded player of the match for Team Dudley
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Aaron Sharp keeps a clean sheet for Team Dudley
75:00 Goal 0 - 3
Vladut Lungu scores for Team Dudley
75:00 Assist
Callum Swain makes an assist for Team Dudley
70:00 Sub On
Callum Swain is substituted on for Team Dudley
70:00 Sub On
Billy Morgan is substituted on for Team Dudley
70:00 Sub On
Preston Green is substituted on for Team Dudley
70:00 Sub Off
Bradley Cox is substituted off for Team Dudley
52:00 Goal 0 - 2
Bradley Cox scores for Team Dudley
52:00 Assist
Nathan Jones makes an assist for Team Dudley
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 0 - 1
Tyrone Clarke scores for Team Dudley
44:00 Assist
Nathan Jones makes an assist for Team Dudley
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As it happened

  • Old Wulfrunians
  • Team Dudley
  • 0
  • Tyrone Clarke Goal 44:00'
  • Nathan Jones Assist 44:00'
  • Bradley Cox Goal 52:00'
  • Nathan Jones Assist 52:00'
  • Callum Swain Sub On 70:00'
  • Billy Morgan Sub On 70:00'
  • Preston Green Sub On 70:00'
  • Bradley Cox Sub Off 70:00'
  • Vladut Lungu Goal 75:00'
  • Callum Swain Assist 75:00'

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Sharp, Aaron Sharp, Aaron
Harvey , Daniel Harvey , Daniel
Lawrence, Marc Lawrence, Marc
Mantom, Ben Mantom, Ben
Knight, Chris Knight, Chris
Lungu, Vladut Lungu, Vladut
Jones, Nathan Jones, Nathan
Hill, James Hill, James
Pinches, Alex Pinches, Alex
Cox, Bradley Cox, Bradley
Clarke, Tyrone Clarke, Tyrone

League round up

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2
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1
4
3
1
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2
2
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2
1
Wellington Amateurs
Wyrley
P
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Worcester Raiders 31 76
2. Darlaston Town (1874) 31 75
3. Droitwich Spa 32 69
4. Sikh Hunters 31 61
5. Team Dudley 32 59
6. Wrens Nest 31 51
7. Old Wulfrunians 32 49

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