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16:40 25th February 2013

Three in a row for Wolves youngsters

The Wolves under 18s made it three wins out of three when they made the short trip down the A41 to take on arch rivals West Bromwich Albion.

 The Molineux youngsters went into the game on the back of a draw at Tottenham and home wins over West Ham and Liverpool.

 Coach Mick Halsall takes up the story: “In a game that was evenly contested we came away with another win for our under 18s who are in a rich vein of form at the moment.

 “Both teams tested each other out in the first 20 minutes which gave us time to settle into the game. Once we had done so it was evident there was not much to choose between the two teams.

 “We started with, once again, a mixture of players from different age groups including Ryan Rianey as an under 16 along with five first years.

 “Playing with and against older players will help with their learning and progress at this level, so it was pleasing to see where they are by way of being able to compete.

 “With a minute to go in the first half we scored after a very good cross from Rianey was headed back across and over their keeper by Dylan Stringer-Moth for the only goal of the half.

 “The second half followed pretty much the same pattern for both teams with no one dominating play. But Albion equalised from the spot after a rash challenge by our keeper Scott Dutton.

 “Albion then had a player sent off before we regained the lead when a shot from Dominic Dell appeared to be going wide but was deflected in by one of the West Brom defenders.

 “From this point we should have gone on to score more goals as we had lots of opportunities when in possession of the ball to hurt them further. But the players didn’t seem to have the belief in themselves to do so.

 “However, it was another solid performance, with just the one real error, which is enabling the group to produce winning performances as they continue to build their confidence.”

 

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