West Brom U23s 2 (Edwards 58’, 84’) Wolves U23s 4 (Kilman 8’, Ennis 16’, Goncalves 68’, Buur 88’)
Report by Sam Ward
Wolves U23s were propelled back to the top of Premier League 2 Division 2 with a comfortable 4-2 win over local rivals West Bromich Albion at Kidderminster Harriers on Monday evening.
Max Kilman opened the scoring for Wolves in the eighth minute as he blasted home a corner from close range.
Wolves continued to play at a high tempo and seven minutes later they had their second. Niall Ennis looked to have been fouled in the West Brom box, but he picked himself up before powering an effort past the hosts’ ‘keeper.
The Baggies bounced back with half an hour to play as striker Kyle Edwards held off the challenge of Dion Sanderson before powerfully striking the ball past Harry Burgoyne.
Ten minutes later, Wolves’ two goal advantage was restored as Pedro Goncalves scored from the penalty spot
Edwards scored his and West Brom’s second with six minutes to play but any chance of a comeback was made even more difficult when Alex Bradley was sent off for a second bookable offence.
The extra man paid dividend for Wolves almost instantly as Oscar Buur got on the scoresheet with a well driven shot into the bottom corner to top off a fine win for Wolves.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH:
Oskar Buur showed great energy down the right wing to get up the field and score an excellent goal for Wolves’ fourth of the evening
Wolves U23’s head coach Rob Edwards expressed his delight at his side’s performance, he said “We’re in the business to develop these players and to win is a bonus.
"I thought there was some excellent bits of play, especially in the first half when we were in command and controlling the game.
"It’s nice to score 4 goals away from home obviously and get another important win.”
Next up, it’s top against second as Wolves play Reading in Premier League 2 Division 2 – a huge game at AFC Telford United.
11/01 Reading U23s (H)
21/01 Hull U23s (A)
25/01 Fulham U23S (H)
1/02 Newcastle United U23S (A)
8/02 Swansea City U23s (H)
WEST BROM U23: Palmer, Meredith, Rogers, Ferguson, Howkins (Azaz 45) , Harmon, Bradley, Wilding, Clayton-Phillips, Edwards, Tulloch.
Unused subs: House, Soule, Brown, Gardner-Hickman.
WOLVES U23: Burgoyne, Buur, Sanderson, Kilman, John, Giles, Heredia, Diallo (Alves 68), Ashley-Seal (Samuels 45), Concalves, Ennis (Sauvage 80).
Unused subs: Molberg, Beasley.