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On Top Against Blues

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16:29 1th August 2012

Good win for development squad

The Wolves development squad came out on top of a behind closed doors friendly against Birmingham, winning 4-2 at Compton Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Blues took and eighth minute lead through Adam Rooney who ran onto a long through ball and beat home keeper Aljaz Cotman.
It took Wanderers just seven minutes to get level, with Jamie Tank powering a header home following a Zeli Ismail corner.
Wolves took the lead in the 21st minute as City keeper Nick Townsend failed to hold on to Johnny Gorman’s shot and Ismail quickly despatched the loose ball into the net.
Ismail struck again on the hour mark beating Townsend with an angled shot as Wolves put the visiting goal under some heavy pressure. 
Missed chances could have proved costly for Wolves who failed to capitalise on their dominance and, three minutes from the end they conceded a second goal with Jake Jervis netting from close quarters.
However, Wolves soon regained their two goal cushion after former Wolf Lee Naylor fouled Dominic Iorfa in the box. Naylor, who is having a trial at St Andrews, could stand and watch as Iorfa tucked away the penalty.
Coach Steve Weaver said: “I think for the first 20 minutes we were still settling into the style that the manager wants us to play.
“Blues took the lead in the early minutes but we soon settled down and got level through Zeli. Then Jamie Tank scored with a good header to give us the lead I felt we deserved at that stage.
“We tweaked a couple of things tactically during the break, but the lads were looking fit and strong and we had several of our more experienced players up our sleeves as substitutes. 
“Zeli got another and although Blues pulled one back, Dominic Iorfa wrapped things up with a penalty just before the end. 
“It was a good performance and it was good to get through another game without any serious injury worries.”
Wolves: Cotman, Kostrna, Cranston (Parry 61), Whittall (Price 50), Ihiewke (Whittall 75), Tank, Ismail (Moli 61), Jakobsson (Ebanks Landell 55), Kempton (Cassidy 50), McAlindon (Iorfa 65), Gorman (Reckord 50).    

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