Stone Old Alleynians 0-5 Wolverhampton Sporting Community
A poor performance from the Old Boys saw them slip to their sixth consecutive defeat against an impressive Wolverhampton Sporting Community.
Manager Matt Smith was left to rue an abject first half display that saw his side three-nil down at the interval: “The way we played in the first half left us with a mountain to climb, and even though we were better in the second half we still got punished when we made mistakes.”
The hosts found themselves behind midway through the opening half when Dan Westwood bent his free-kick around the wall and into the bottom corner beyond Phil Bruce.
Bruce then gifted the visitors a second when he fumbled Kyle Delaney’s cross into the path of Ethan Delaney and the forward made no mistake from ten yards.
Delaney then turned provider to put the game to bed, as he played in left winger Joel Caines who finished from a tight angle as Wolverhampton went into the break three up.
A tactical reshuffle at the interval saw a mini-resurgence from Alleynians, as the lively Daniel Kocyigit delivered several crosses in from the right-hand side, but goalkeeper Luke Stevens remained untroubled.
The visitors got their fourth thanks to another Delaney assist, as the front-man’s through ball found Josh Sarmento, who cut in from the right-hand side and beat Bruce.
The rout was complete when Dan Westwood was played through by Sarmento as Stone were caught out trying to break from a Wolverhampton corner, and the striker got his second as he calmly rolled the ball home.
Westwood was denied a hat-trick by the woodwork when his lob struck the bar.
Stone OA: Bruce, Sinclair, Dibden, Whalley, Davies (Kocyigit), Lewis, Heard, Tomkinson, Renshaw (Vogler), Griffiths (c), Kay