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Robins Hit Back In Friendly

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16:15 8th January 2013

Development squad lose out.

Whilst new boss Dean Saunders took first team training on an adjacent pitch at Compton Park, the club’s development squad lost a tightly contested behind-closed-doors friendly with Cheltenham Town by 3-2.

Other than Slawomir Peszko, who got in some useful match action before being replaced at the interval, the rest of the team was entirely composed of development and Academy players.

After a goalless opening half, Wolves moved ahead in the 49th minute when Jack Price’s accurate through ball split the Town defence and Liam McAlinden ran in and beat the keeper with a low finish.

Cheltenham took just seven minutes to level matters after the Wolves defence failed to clear its lines allowing Sam Deering to steer the ball home from close quarters. 

Wolves regained the advantage after 63 minutes following a Johnny Gorman corner. The ball was knocked on to Sam Whittall at the far post and he rammed an angled into the far side of the goal.

But two goals in a five minute spell saw Town take the lead for the first time. And it was a lead they held on until the final whistle.

Bagasan Graham ran through to equalise in the 65th minute before Ed Williams grabbed the winner for The Robins.

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