Under 18s v SouthamptonAfter picking up a commendable point from an away fixture at Manchester City, the Wolves Academy under 18s followed that up with a 2-0 victory over Southampton when the teams met at Compton Park on Saturday.
The visitors spurned two early chances and according to coach Mick Halsall, that proved to be the catalyst for putting Wanderers in the ascendancy.
Mick reports: “After a an even start to the game in which both teams found it hard to get going, Southampton carved out two good chances for themselves which were missed and it seemed to give us the spark needed to be dominant in then game.
“We started to press more not allowing our opponents time to build from the back and through their midfield.
“This paid off for us as we forced City back and we took the lead in the 39th minute after grabbing possession outside City’s eighteen yard box through Dan Murray who crossed for an unmarked Regan Carthy to score from just six-yards out.
“The second half could not have got off to a better start as Ryan Rainey played a through ball over the top of City’s high line back four and Carthy took advantage of a one against one situation by slotting the ball under the keeper to put us two up.
“Things got a little scrappy as the game progressed as we gave the ball away far too much when in good possession. We could have worked harder at this side of our game but the players kept a good shape when out of possession making sure we did not concede.”