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Best Win Of The Season

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12:46 9th October 2012

Kids outshine City

The Academy under 18s enjoyed their best victory of the season so far as they beat Manchester City 3-0 at the weekend.

After a goal-less opening half at Compton Park, Wolves took control after the break and went ahead in the 58th minute through Dominic Dell. Five minutes later a City defender put through his own goal before substitute Dylan Moth added a third after 79 minutes.

Summing up the proceedings, coach Mick Halsall said: “It is always interesting, when you win a game well, to compare what was good against what was not so good in games that have been lost.
 
“On Saturday the players showed that when they are totally focused they can cause problems working from a good shape and with understanding. 

“They played proper football, as we call it, in the way of deciding when to try to play out and when to go forward quicker and ask questions early from the opposition back four. 

“The three goals scored, albeit one was an own- goal, were well contrived with the players attacking with pace and producing quality crosses into their box.

“The players worked hard at getting back into their shape and then working from that to set up their attacks and although City moved the ball across us quickly, the players dealt with things on most occasions stopping them from creating good clear opportunities.

“City did, however, have a one against one just before we scored our first goal. That was down to a poor decision by us on the ball and a good counter from them.

“In the end I thought we deserved the win in a good competitive game. Having said that, it could have been different if City had converted a couple of half chances or had taken advantage of that counter. 

“Hopefully the lads will take heart from this and go into the up and coming games with more belief and confidence. It is all credit to them they have kept going and remained committed to each other.”

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