AFC’s pre-season campaign came to a close today with a respectable 1-1 draw with De Wint. Details are below of the last five of West End’s six pre-season matches.
AFC West End 3-3 Metheringham
AFC battled to a draw with Metheringham with Paul Crampton star of the show netting a hat-trick.
Hykeham Tigers 4-0 AFC West End
Despite a decent start West End failed to get to grips with Hykeham Tigers and were beaten 4-0.
Newtoft Terriers 0-3 AFC West End
The only victory in pre-season was a good omen for West End as it came against their opponents for the opening day of the league season. Goals came in the first half Rich Dungworth with the first followed by a double from Sam McDonnell.
Millers Arms 11-0 AFC West End
Millers Arms continued their impressive pre-season battering AFC 11-0. The Division Six side looked capable of playing at a far higher level and will be favorites for promotion.
AFC West End 1-1 De Wint
Following the heavy defeat to Millers Arms, AFC bounced back in style against De Wint. They took the lead when Ady Gray stabbed home a corner, and were only pegged back late on following a mistake.
De Wint Get De Win
Two games in three days and both against the division’s top two sides proved a step too far for West End, but for the second time this season they showed their worth against the league leaders De Wint. West End’s 3-1 win at De Wint in January remains the top club’s only defeat and the beers came as close as anyone to matching that. Unfortunately though it was the physical De Wint side who prevailed, but they needed a Chris Denman own goal to win it 1-0.
Line-up (4-4-2): Adam Bierton; Mark Anderson, Shaun Hepple, Glen Wilson, Chris Denman; Phil Lodge, Matty Evans, Joe Harper, Chris Dewey; Rich Dungworth, Sam McDonnell
Subs all used: Jonny Dyas, Mike Northern, Andy Kirk
Man of the Match: Joe Harper
Dick of the Day: Andy Kirk; when late for a game, don’t arrive on a child’s pink bike
West End Shock De Wint
De Wint’s 100% league record was ended in dramatic style by AFC West End. Before the game De Wint had conceded just 8 goals and had not come close to dropping a point all season. West End however refused to let the odds distract them and went into the game extremely positively. West End’s formation gave them a great deal of space and possession in the midfield with Chris Dewey frustrating De Wint in an influential free role. Continue Reading