3 October 2020
AFC Bridgnorth fell to a harsh 4-1 defeat at the hands of Wednesfield FC in the WMRL.
This afternoon’s clash began at the pace required to sustain itself for 90 minutes, with AFC Bridgnorth enjoying much of the possession and Wednesfield comfortably soaking up pressure from their patient visitors.
The deadlock was broken after just 6 minutes when Cam Milne latched onto a loose ball and placed it past the Wednesfield keeper. A goal that meant so much to the midfielder, who seems to pop up when his side need him most.
Teasing, well-placed crosses began to test the back line of Jason Pike, Josh Smith and Aaron Weston, but to no avail as the away defence seemed to have everything under control.
The game plan was apparent for all to see: the Wednesfield side would bide their time, steadily seeking to exploit gaps in the Meadowmen XI – and that plan started to be put into place as they grabbed the equaliser just five minutes after falling a goal behind, through their forward.
Near the end of the first half, It was looking like the away side were the more likely to get the third goal of the game. A flowing move through Glynn Coney and Charlie Knowles carved open the Wednesfield back line and Coney had the ball in the back of the net with a well-positioned header, however, it was judged offside by the linesman.
With 10 to go in the first half, it was Wednesfield who managed to add to their tally on the day. They broke with attacking intensity and speed, catching Bridgnorth off guard and took the lead with a calm finish from their attacking midfielder.
A fast start in the second half for Ward’s side. Coney forced a foul from PLAYER NAME who entered the book.
The chance to level the scores again fell to loanee Oliver Waddison whose effort was blazed over the host’s bar. The resulting attack from Wednesfield saw a deep free kick lofted in the area and nodded home by their big centre back to make it three for the home side.
PLAYER NAME received a second yellow to restore AFC Bridgnorth’s hopes of the FA Vase comeback earlier on in the season against Wednesfield. Ward’s side were ordered to dig in and try and find a route back into the game.
Ultimately, the high attacking press from the away side resulted in the game-ender from Wednesfield as their forward found the back of the net on the break for their fourth goal of the day.
By full-time, the Meadowmen had to contend with a harsh score line and zero points – looking to re-collect during the FA Vase cup break.
Uncertain of players involved in some of the games action.
AFC Bridgnorth- Crook, Smith, Pike, Weston (Whitney 64), Arnold, Milne (Garrington 64), Buxton, Griffiths, Coney, Waddison, Knowles
Subs- Garrington, Lee, Whitney
Bookings- Josh Smith (83)
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