Dudley Town put in an accomplished first half performance to see off a under par Wolves side this afternoon. This was my first ever visit to the Hazel Lane ground. My first impressions were not great but it is functional. A very small seated stand by the entrance , and a railed pitch. The clubhouse was quite impressive though. This fixture took place in the West Midlands Regional Premier. Wolves have a had a better start to the season in the higher places,but Dudley have made a steady start in mid table. Wolves are not actually playing in Wolverhampton anymore and are instead exiled in Great Wyrley near Walsall.
After a sluggish start , Dudley in the blue strip , began to take a hold on the game and took the lead in the 21st minute. Wolves had a free kick by there own corner flag, their player hit a woeful set piece straight to a Dudley player. The player slipped the ball through to Rion Francis-Mills who slipped his effort into the corner at a trickling speed. According to his twitter, Francis-Mills is Pharmacy Dispenser so I guess he gave Wolves a taste of their own medicine (sorry I couldn’t resist it).
On 27 minutes, it was 2-0 to Town with a well worked move down the right , the ball bounced up and a player put a high boot up towards the Wolves keeper and despite calls for a foul, the referee let the game play on , the ball was sent to the edge of the 6 yard box and Adam Wright smashed the ball high into the net. That was as good as it got in the first half. At half time, I visited the clubhouse and had a can of coke for £1.
The second half, was quite boring in truth. Wolves tried desperately in the second half but could do nothing , as they found Towns keeper in fine form as he beat a angled shot away and then pulled off a second great save. Dudley came closest, with a great strike that hit the bar.
Admission – £4 Attendance – 22 h/c