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Shirley fail to bounce back

Old Wulfs 3 Shirley Athletic 2

Old Wulfs 3 Shirley Athletic 2

A POOR start cost Shirley dearly, especially after their recent run of good form.

In the opening 10 minutes, Shirley found themselves 2-0 down. This spurred them into action, controlling possession.

Despite chances for Athletic, Old Wulfs’ made it three before the break.

Shirley fought hard to get back into the game in the second half. Scott Kite got a lucky break when an Old Wulfs’ clearance cannoned off him and into the goal.

Soon after, Ben Ince’s turn and shot within the six yard box pegged it back to 3-2. Shirley’s Chris Knott made an excellent save fairly late on, and Joe Cole could only see his one-on-one effort hit the post.

Shirley face runaway leaders Sutton Utd on Saturday Nov 6.

Shirley Athletic 2nds capped a disciplined performance with five goals, defeating Brittania 5-2. The 3rds also won, smashing Birmingham Citadel 8-0.

 

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