Wolves 1 (Campbell 42) Liverpool 1 (Savage 90)
A late Liverpool goal meant the points were shared as Wolves under-18s maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
Chem Campbell’s penalty looked to have won it for the hosts but a Liverpool equaliser in the 90th minute from Remi Savage made sure the points were shared.
The first half was very even and there were few chances for either side with both defences holding strong.
The deadlock was finally broken late into the half when Wolves were awarded a penalty for a foul on Campbell by Jarell Quansah. Campbell proceed to score the penalty coolly slotting it past the keeper to give his side the lead going into half time.
The beginning of the second-half was far more open, Wolves mainly relied on their quick counter attacks to try to extend their lead.
This almost paid off as Theo Corbeanu found himself through and almost doubled Wolves lead on the 56th minute but Bon WInterbottom made a good save.
However, as the game went on, Liverpool put Wolves under more and more pressure and goalkeeper Joe Young had to make some smart saves to keep Wolves ahead. This included an impressive save to tip Fidel O’Rourke header onto the bar.
Chances were still there for Wolves with Lee McLoughlin going through in the 88th minute, only for Winterbottom to quickly save it down to his left.
Liverpool’s late pressure eventually got them an equaliser as Savage headed in a corner in stoppage time to give Wolves their first draw of the season.
Goalscorer Campbell felt Wolves should have won the game, but understands his side earnt a good point.
“I think we should have won the game; it came down to the last few seconds and we should have just held out but a point against Liverpool isn’t too bad and I can’t wait till the next game.
“We talk about set pieces before the game, we talked about our jobs, but one moment of switching off can cost you one point, three points.”
Despite the unbeaten start Campbell insists the team will just take every game as it comes.
“We are just going to take one game at a time, do our jobs, stick to the plan and hopefully we will get some good results.”
Wolves face two long away trips to the north east starting with Sunderland on the 31st August, 11am kick-off, before a tricky test at Middlesbrough proceeds this game on the 14th September.
31/08 Sunderland (A)
14/09 Middlesbrough (A)
21/09 West Brom (H)
05/10 Man City (A)
19/10 Everton (H)
Wolves: Young, Abbey, Scott, Tipton, Marques, Bueno (McLoughlin 88), Corbeanu, Parker, Carty (Burgarin 81), Cundle, Campbell.
Unused subs: Sangare, Kandola, Hodnett.
Liverpool: Winterbottom, Hill, Norris, Quansah, Savage, Clarkson, Brookwell (Beck 84), Cain, Stewart, O’Rourke, Ritaccio (Balaeri 71).
Unused subs: Kelly, Wilson, Corness.
Report by Jack Dawson.