After the bitter disappointment of the midweek trouncing by Manchester United, the Wolves under 18s bounced back in style to record a 2-0 triumph over West Ham on Saturday.
But, despite taking the three points, coach Mick Halsall explains that his young charges didn’t have things all their own way against the Hammers.
He admitted: “The players did well to get back to winning ways with a hard fought victory against West Ham United although we were fortunate to hang on, particularly in the second half.
“For the first twenty minutes the game was fairly open although I felt the opposition started the better by asking more questions from us. We then grew in to the game as it became very even.
“In the 33rd minute we then, without having dominated, took the lead from a corner which fell to Dan Murray after a mix up in the West Ham box.
“We made a bright start the second half and went further ahead two minutes after the restart following another corner with Ibrahim Keita netting after more hesitation in the visitors area.
“That seemed to bring the best out of the opposition and they pressed hard to get back into the game always playing on the front foot.
“We should have done better in possession at this time but because we kept giving the ball away cheaply, it led to West Ham creating some good chances for themselves.
“Having said that, we defended well enough until the final minute when we conceded following a free kick.”