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Shrews And Blues Both Lose


17:07 16th October 2012

Wolves youngsters on top in friendly.

With no league fixtures this week, the club’s under 21s and under 18s both played friendly games against local opposition.

On Monday afternoon, at Compton Park, a first half brace from Zeli Ismail put Wolves Under-21s on the way to a comfortable victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Ismail struck from the spot in the 11th minute when he drilled home a penalty after he had been fouled in the Town area. His second, ten minutes later, saw him converting a relatively easy chance after good work from Liam McAlinden who laid the ball into his team-mate’s path.

Wolves were awarded a second penalty in the 49th minute when Johnny Gorman was felled in the area and this time it was Kristian Kostrna who stepped up to the plate to despatch the spot kick.

Town, who had been under the cosh for much of the first half, tried, without success to hit back and two minutes from time substitute Dominic Dell added a fourth when he headed home after a terrific shot from Gorman had come back off the post.

Wolves: McCarey, Kostrna, Tank, Ihiewke, Cranston (Iorfa 78),  Parry (Dell 75), Whittall, Jakobson (Ismail 85), Gorman, Ismail (Kellerman 78), McAlinden. 

On Saturday, the under 18s travelled to Birmingham and took on the Blues at their training ground. After a good start, Mick Halsall’s men suddenly found themselves a goal down but then hit back with goals from Dell and Dylan Stringer Moth to go in ahead at the break. 

In the second half Dell had the chance of stretching the lead but the City keeper saved his penalty. Then poor defensive work saw the home team scoring twice to take the lead.

But the visitors responded in fine style to add further goals from Dell, Marcus Barnes and Robbie Parry and end as 5-3 victors. 

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