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13:10 19th December 2012

No joy for under 21s.

Alvechurch 2 (Luckie57, Edmunds 89)

Wolves 0

The Wolves under 21s bowed out of this season’s Birmingham Senior Cup losing 2-0 to Alvechurch on a quagmire of a pitch at Lye Meadow.

Fast flowing football was impossible on the sticky surface and clear cut chances for either side were few and far between.

Jordan Cranston sliced a shot wide in the opening minutes and, for Alvechurch, Jazz Luckie wasn’t far away with a long range drive. 

Liam McAlinden did find the back of the Alvechurch net in the 26th minute but a lineman’s flag cut short any celebrations.

Just before the break Omar Sterling-James tested Aljaz Cotman with a 20-yard volley.

Half-Time: Alvechurch 0 Wolves 0

After the break McAlinden fired wide of the far post after cutting into the left of the home area before home keeper Liam Maher made a terrific diving save to keep out a header from Jamie Tank.

Alvechurch took the lead in the 57th minute when  Luckie hit a low shot from outside the box that flew past Aljaz Cotman.

Maher saved well from Cranston and Jack Price and then Jamie Reckord hit a thunderous effort from fully 30 yards that was inches too high.

After absorbing heavy pressure Alvechurch broke away to confirm their passage into the third round with a second goal as Ryan Edmunds ran onto a through pass and beat Cotman two minutes from time.

Alvechurch: Maher, Hatfield, Lee, Spink, Smith (capt), Allen, Edmunds (Gill 90), Cosgrove, Luckie, Sterling-James, Dunkley (Spencer 76).

Unused subs: Jones, Morrison, Holtham.

Wolves: Cotman, Kostrna, Reckord, Whittall (Dell 78), Ihiekwe (capt), Tank, Gorman, Jakobsson, McAlinden, Price, Cranston.

Unused subs: Iorfa, Okanian, Flatt. 

Referee: M. Wilkes.

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