Wolverhampton Sporting boss Andy Paddock wary despite perfect start

By Nick Elwell | Non league | Published:

Wolverhampton Sporting boss Andy Paddock is refusing to get carried away with their perfect run so far in the West Midlands League Premier.

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The Pride Park side have won all nine league outings, the latest a 5-0 thrashing of Stone Old Alleynians on Saturday.

And while he ‘can’t ask for any more’ from his players, Paddock learnt last term that a superb start is not the be all and end all.

“We are doing well, playing well, we are in good form,” he said.

“We should have scored a few more goals on Saturday to be honest.

“The lads are confident, but they are not arrogant. We just need to remember that we won the first 10 games last year and then finished the season third.

“I can’t ask for any more from the lads, I have got nothing to moan about, but we will take it one game at a time and not get carried away.”

Their next game is tomorrow night, at rock-bottom Wellington Amateurs.

Looking ahead to that, Paddock added: “We are just trying to keep everyone fresh as we have a good, big squad.


“We made four changes on Saturday and we’ll look to make a few again.

“We have brought in Ethan Delaney, who was at Halesowen Town last season and started this season at Barwell, and he is a good addition to the team.

“We have strength in depth and you always want that as a manager, decisions to make.”

Five points behind Sporting, in third, are Tividale.


After suffering back-to-back relegations, they have started this campaign brightly and beat Wellington 4-2 at the weekend.

They welcome Ellesmere Rangers to The Beeches tonight.

Wolverhampton Casuals, whose unbeaten run came to an end with a 3-2 loss to Bilston Town on Saturday, are in action against Wednesfield.

Black Country Rangers host Smethwick while Dudley Town head to Bewdley Town.

Cradley Town are second and enjoyed a 3-1 win at Pegasus Juniors on Saturday

Dudley Sports were beaten 4-3 by Wednesfield.

In Division One, Team Dudley remain top of the table after they drew 1-1 with Tipton Town.

Old Wulfrunians are three points behind having played a game lass.

They extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 triumph over Wem Town.

Conversely, Wyrley are struggling and were beaten 3-0 by Kington Town.

They are 15th, above winless Willenhall Town and Wrens Nest, who have only played four games.

Bustlehome won 3-2 at Newport Town, Wrens Nest lost 4-3 at Worcester Raiders and Darlaston Town drew 1-1 with Gornal Athletic.

In Division Two, Walsall-based Sikh Hunters have also had a perfect run so far, winning all nine of their games.

They had to work hard to keep up that fantastic record as they ran out 2-1 winners at Wolverhampton United.

Oldbury United are third-from-bottom and lost 4-2 to Bewdley Town Reserves.

AFC Bilbrook trounced AFC Broseley 6-2, AFC Wednesbury were 3-2 victors a Church Stretton and FC Darlaston were defeated 3-1 at Ludlow.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor


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