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Old Wulfrunians
Droitwich Spa
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C Conway (56', 78')
Sat 2 Mar 15:00 - West Midlands Regional League - WMRL Division One

Old Wulfs 3-2 Droitwich Spa


Disappointing display allows Wulfs all 3 points

The Saltmen put in another below par display at Old Wulfrunians on Saturday to fall to their 5th league defeat of the season at the Brinsford Stadium.

Droitwich started the brighter of the two sides, and Ben Tilbury was a constant thorn in the side of the hosts - the forward try his luck from range on three occasions which all narrowly missed the target, whilst Haydn Morris also came close.

A very well organised Old Wulfs side were always a threat going forward, and as Spa failed to clear the ball, Richard Palmer timed his run perfectly to steal in at the far post and finish well from close range just before the half hour mark.

Just 5minutes later with the Saltmen still reeling, a pin-point cross from the right by the busy Jake Pearson was met by Nathan Lodge, whose looping header gave Coombes in the Droitwich goal no chance.

Spa looked more lively after the re-start but struggled to really carve out any noteworthy opportunities.
They were given a life-line ten minutes into the half when Chris Conway was brought down in the box. The front-man stepped up to take the spot-kick but Jamie Bostock in the home goal made a good save down to his right, only for Conway to tap home the follow up.

Spa kept plugging away with Tilbury and Conway having half chances, but the hosts got a third when a cute through ball allowed Scott Stevenson in and with Coombes in no-mans-land the striker rounded the Spa 'keeper to roll into an empty net to restore Wulfs' 2-goal advantage.

Droitwich replied once more with the goal of the game from Chris Conway whose fierce half volley from the edge of the area flew past Bostock and in off the post.

It was too little, too late for Spa though, and they succumbed to their first defeat of 2019.

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Chris Conway

Player of the Match

Chris Conway

Key moments

Goal Chris Conway scores for Droitwich Spa
Goal Chris Conway scores for Droitwich Spa


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90:00 Player of the Match
Chris Conway is awarded player of the match for Droitwich Spa
78:00 Assist
Ben Tilbury makes an assist for Droitwich Spa
78:00 Goal 0 - 2
Chris Conway scores for Droitwich Spa
75:00 Sub Off
Max Crisp is substituted off for Droitwich Spa
75:00 Sub On
Dan Cottrill is substituted on for Droitwich Spa
64:00 Sub Off
Haydn Morris is substituted off for Droitwich Spa
64:00 Sub On
Lucas Edmonds is substituted on for Droitwich Spa
60:00 Sub On
Bradley Burgess is substituted on for Droitwich Spa
60:00 Sub Off
Jack Davies is substituted off for Droitwich Spa
56:00 Goal 0 - 1
Chris Conway scores for Droitwich Spa
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As it happened

  • Old Wulfrunians
  • Droitwich Spa
  • 0
  • Chris Conway Goal 56:00'
  • Bradley Burgess Sub On 60:00'
  • Jack Davies Sub Off 60:00'
  • Haydn Morris Sub Off 64:00'
  • Lucas Edmonds Sub On 64:00'
  • Dan Cottrill Sub On 75:00'
  • Max Crisp Sub Off 75:00'
  • Chris Conway Goal 78:00'
  • Ben Tilbury Assist 78:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Darlaston Town (1874) 31 75
2. Worcester Raiders 30 73
3. Droitwich Spa 31 66
4. Sikh Hunters 31 61
5. Team Dudley 32 59
6. Old Wulfrunians 32 49
7. Wrens Nest 30 48

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