Wolves 3 (Corbeanu 7, Campbell 49, 86) Nottingham Forest 0
Wolves under-18s progressed into the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after a comfortable victory over Nottingham Forest at Molineux.
Theo Corbeanu’s early strike was added to by a Chem Campbell brace after the interval, setting up a meeting with Crystal Palace in the next round in 2020.
Wolves enjoyed the perfect start on the night, with a move started and finished by Corbeanu, as he found Jack Scott on the right and received the ball back to finish powerfully past Michael Statham.
Despite the early set-back, Forest rallied, and Franck Amekortu was denied by a strong Joe Young save, before Elliott Andrew and Alexander Mighten both fired warning signs wide.
On the stroke of half-time, Luke Cundle curled over the bar, before a corner broke to Scott 30 yards from goal and his effort flew narrowly over the crossbar.
Straight after the restart Wolves doubled their lead thanks to Corbeanu’s industry. He regained possession in a dangerous area and found Carty who set up Campbell to finish coolly.
Just after the hour-mark a rapid Wolves counter attack, reminiscent of the first-team, with Carty’s sublime first-time ball finding Campbell, who was denied by Statham.
The hosts wouldn’t be denied a third however and the victory was sealed with four minutes remaining. Carty latched on to a through ball and rounded Statham, before unselfishly squaring for Campbell to bag his second of the night.
Wolves return to the Premier League under-18s north division with a home game to Stoke City on 4th January at 11am.
04/01 | Stoke City (H)
01/02 | Liverpool (A)
15/02 | Sunderland (H)
22/02 | Middlesbrough (H)
29/02 | West Bromwich Albion (A)
Wolves: Young, Scott, Estrada, Marques, Richards, Bueno, Corbeanu (Hodnett 81), Parker, Carty (Abbey 88), Cundle, Campbell (Harkin 90).
Unused subs: Smith, Tipton.
Forest: Statham, Bello, Spooner, O Hammond, Sanders, Mutoti, A Hammond (Jackson-Davis 70), Back, Andrew, Amerkortu (Fankwe 79), Mighten.
Unused subs: Luburd-Hines, Donnelly, Boland, Solomon, Dekel-Daks.