Manager Dave Cooper delighted with AFC Ludlow's 3-1 win over Wyrley Reserves in West Midlands League Division Two (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Manager Dave Cooper delighted with AFC Ludlow's 3-1 win over Wyrley Reserves in West Midlands League Division Two
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MANAGER Dave Cooper insists AFC Ludlow are ‘well placed to strike’ in this season’s West Midlands League Division Two.
Ludlow are the only unbeaten side in the section - just two points adrift of leaders Wolverhampton Sporting Community Reserves and with a game in hand.
Cooper’s men coasted to a 3-1 win at Wyrley Reserves last weekend to secure their first double of the season.
And Ludlow host Worcester Raiders this Saturday - a side they thrashed 7-2 last month.
“Any team can beat anyone else in this league and, amazingly, we are the only team with an unbeaten record.
“I thought Staf ford were a decent side but they lost 4-2 on Saturday.
“Team Dudley who were top have now lost two matches on the trot and Penkridge have come from nowhere.
“We might not be top of the league but we are third and we are well placed to strike if the top two sides falter.
“I’ve told the players not to worry - we were not top of the Mercian League until April and as long as we’re up there in contention, I don’t mind.”
Ludlow had three goals disallowed as they picked up their fourth league win last weekend, at Wyrley.
Jamie Hammonds opened the scoring for Ludlow as the visitors led 1-0 at the interval.
Ludlow sealed the points with further goals from Rob Vass and Aaron Hodge.
Wyrley reduced arrears from the penalty spot after a foul by Simon Bull.
Cooper said: “The scoreline flattered Wyrley and their goalkeeper had a brilliant game.
“It was very comfortable and we were missing six lads. Our bench wasn’t very strong - we had Tim Moriarty, Mike Seaborne and me as our substitutes.
We were a bit worried about someone getting injured.
Luke Hicks had an early knock but, thankfully, he managed to shake it off.”
Cooper expects to welcome back Dale Hodge, Jake Pryce, Adie Marsh and Liam Taylor for the visit from Worcester Raiders.
“We played some really good football against Wyrley - it’s hard to change a winning side and we played well.
“We are back on the hallowed turf and we have to play like we did last weekend.”