AFC Wulfrunians 0-6 Wolverhampton Casuals
Wolverhampton Casuals recorded an impressive away win against AFC Wulfrunians at the Prestige Midlands Arena at the weekend to move clear of the relegation zone. The Cassies controlled the first half well and went into the break with a 4-0 lead in a local south Staffordshire derby.
Tom Hurley scored from the penalty spot to give the visitors the lead in the 26th minute. Kamren Smith headed home from a cross into the box to make it 2-0 in the 39th minute. A long ball found Colin Smith who scored for the Cassies to make it 3-0 in the 41st minute before Stan Mugisha scored to make it 4-0 just before half time.
Further goals in the second half from Stanley Mugisha and Colin Smith made it 6-0 to Wolverhampton Casuals and gave the visitors a huge three points. It’s a momentum building win for the visitors and their standout result of the season so far in the league.
Atherstone Town 2-1 Northwich Victoria
Atherstone Town got their first win of the season at the weekend against Northwich Victoria. It’s a huge result for the Adders and moves them two points clear of the relegation zone. The win should give them a bit of confidence and something to build on in the coming weeks.
The Adders took an early lead in the ninth minute when Tom Smith scored in the 9th minute to make it 1-0. Kev Hemagou headed home the second for Atherstone in the 31st minute to give the hosts the three points. Northwich Victoria were given a penalty in the middle of the second half and Marcus Perry took it well to reduce the deficit. Atherstone saw out the game well throughout the second half to get the win and climb up the table.
Congleton Town 6-2 Dudley Town
Congleton recorded an impressive win against Dudley Town at Booth Street on Saturday in front of an excellent crowd of 406 supporters. The Bears have been brilliant throughout September and continued their fine form in this match.
Congleton took the lead in the 21st minute through prolific forward Daniel Needham who continued his good form this season and scored to make it 1-0. Darren Chadwick scored in the 29th minute to make it 2-0 for Congleton and give them control of the match. Dudley responded through Connor Armstrong who scored in the 41st minute to make it 2-1 going into the half time break.
The story of the second half was about substitute Daniel Cocks who came off the bench for the Bears and scored a second half hat-trick to send Congleton up to second in the table. Ethan Hartshorn also scored late on for the hosts to make it 6-1 before Dudley substitute Abdul Halim Bashiru scored in the 90th minute to make it 6-2.
Despite the scoreline, the Robins played well in spells. It’s just a case of getting a result to climb up the table and build a bit of momentum. They have a huge game against Atherstone Town this weekend at the Guardian Warehousing Arena.
Highgate United 3-0 Darlaston Town
Highgate United recorded a huge win against Darlaston Town at the Coppice on Saturday to continue their form near the top of the table. Aaron Brown came off the bench for Highgate and scored in the 46th minute to give the Gate the lead. He scored again a few minutes later in the 52nd minute to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Joseph Collins scored the third for Highgate in the 62nd minute to give them the three points and cement their position in the play off positions. Getting a clean sheet against tough opposition is a huge positive for Highgate who have gone a bit under the radar so far and sit 3rd in the table with 20 points.
Lichfield City 3-2 Whitchurch Alport
Lichfield City got a momentum building win against Whitchurch Alport at the Trade Tyre Community Stadium on Saturday to move close to the play off places. A notable crowd of 146 supporters turned up for the match and saw Lichfield continue their excellent home form so far this season. The story of the match was how Lichfield showed character and fight to come back from 2-0 down to get the win.
Harvey Lewis gave Whitchurch the lead in the 11th minute when he scored from an excellent shot into the bottom right-hand corner. Harry Bower squared the ball to Adam Hailes who scored to make it 2-0 to the visitors in the 15th minute. Lichfield responded in the 30th minute and capitalised from a mistake by Jack Sheward in the Whitchurch goal where he missed a clearance that fell to Daniel Smith who scored into an empty net. Daniel Smith scored again for Lichfield in the 40th minute from a corner to make it 2-2 going into the half time break.
Lichfield took the lead late on in the 88th minute through Joe Haines who made an inspired run and finished well to give the hosts the three points to move up to 6th in the table.
Shifnal Town 2-0 Stourport Swifts
Shifnal Town got a huge win against Stourport Swifts on Saturday to continue their form near the top of the table and challenge the likes of Studley and Congleton Town. An impressive crowd of 151 supporters turned up to watch Shifnal continue their good record at home and be in the mix for a play off spot.
Josh Thomas scored for the Shropshire club in the 13th minute to give Shifnal a 1-0 lead going into half time. Joshua Hesson scored for Shifnal late on in the 89th minute to give the hosts the three points. The efficiency of the performance is a big positive for Shifnal.
It’s a first loss in eight matches in the league for Stourport. The Swifts will look to respond with a home game against AFC Wulfrunians at the weekend at Walshes Meadow.
Stone Old Alleynians 6-0 Bewdley Town
Stone Old Alleynians continued their brilliant home form at Kings Park this season with a momentum building win against Bewdley Town. The win moves Stone Old Alleynians well clear of the relegation zone and they can look forward to having a mid-table campaign in a competitive division.
Joe Baxter scored for the hosts in the 37th minute to take a 1-0 lead going into half time. The standout moment of the match was Matthew Thomas scoring a second half hat trick for Stone Old Alleynians to give the hosts control of the match.
Further goals from Josh Sedgley and substitute Jack Tomlinson gave Stone Old Alleynians a convincing win at the weekend to move only two points off the play offs. It’s been an impressive season for the Stoke club. To sit 9th in the table is a testament to the job Luke Askey is doing as manager.
Studley 3-2 Romulus
Studley got a huge win against Romulus at the Studley Sports Centre on Saturday to continue their excellent start to the season. The hosts are the current league leaders in the division and underlined why with a quality win against the league’s toughest defence going into this match.
Romulus took the lead in the first half through Luke Keen in the 20th minute before Studley equalised through Romario Martin in the 37th minute. Studley took the lead just before half time when Romario Martin scored again to make it 2-1.
The hosts made it 3-1 in the second half when Dan Noke scored from a header from a long throw in. Romulus responded through Cameron Lee late on to make it 3-2 and set up a nervy finish to the match. Studley held on to remain unbeaten at home this season and sit top of the table.
Round up feature written by Rhys Beardmore for the Midland Football League
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