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Steve Palmer chuffed as AFC Wulfrunians dig deep for away-day win

By Joe Edwards | Non league | Published:

Caretaker boss Steve Palmer is chuffed with the grit and determination shown by AFC Wulfrunians to win 2-1 at Westfields.

Steve Palmer

A Jake Webb penalty and a superb solo effort from Nicky Turton – either side of James Febery’s strike for the hosts – saw Wulfs go up to ninth in the Midland League Premier.

And now they are gearing up for tonight’s clash with Worcester City at the Castlecroft Stadium (7.45pm).

Palmer – who is in charge until the end of the season – said: “We were chuffed, to be fair.

“It was a little bit backs-against-the-wall, but things fell into place.

“We defended very well and hit them on the break.

“We were just about worth of the win, to be perfectly honest.”

Webb coolly converted from the spot in the 39th minute, after Jumaane Meggoe was bundled over in the box.

And following Febery’s 68th minute equaliser, Turton nicked the ball in his own half and sprinted with it for 70 yards before slotting home with aplomb.

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“Nicky ran 70 yards with the ball and managed to finish it, and then he ran all the way back into our half to celebrate so it is no wonder we had to take him off straight after,” joked Palmer.

He added: “Our attacking players may have to be patient and take their chances when they come – and they did just that on Saturday. They were great.

“That’s probably how we have to play against most teams – be organised and look to hit them on the break.

“Us and Worcester, there’s a massive gap that’s been bridged.

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“We have a plan going into it and we’re looking forward to it.”

Also in action tonight are Midland Premier side Stourport Swifts, who will be looking to avenge their FA Vase exit at the weekend – losing 3-0 at Stockton Town in the last 16.

They host Bromsgrove Sporting in the semi finals of the Worcestershire Senior Urn (7.45pm).

Also in the Premier, Lye Town were thrashed 7-2 at home by Shawbury United on Saturday.

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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