AFC Ludlow 6 Wyrley 1
AFC Ludlow might have hit Wyrley for six – but Dave Cooper wants his team to be more ruthless in front of goal.
Cooper felt his side should have kicked on after Ludlow opened up a 6-0 advantage and Wyrley had been reduced to 10 men.
Ludlow missed a first-minute penalty but swept aside Wyrley with goals from Ash Morris, Luke Hicks, Liam Taylor, Dale Hodge, Marion Jusko and Jamie Smith.
Now Cooper is hoping his marksmen will sharpen up their shooting skills before this Saturday’s match at Penncroft in West Midlands League Division One.
Joel Leversedge, Kieran Dovey and Gavin Podmore should all be back for the trip to Penncroft but Ash Morris is not available.
Cooper said: “We won our first game comfortably and I thought we could have won by a much bigger margin against Wyrley.
“The scoreline flattered them more than it did to us because we should have scored a lot more goals.
“We had a very good pre-season and I knew that when we lost 3-0 at AFC Bridgnorth that we were on the right track because we put in an excellent display.
“But we should have scored a lot more goals over the past two matches. We have been missing a lot of chances and that is something that worries me.”
Dale Hodge struck a post with a penalty in the first minute after he was clean through and tripped by the visiting goalkeeper, who just a yellow card.
Ash Morris opened the scoring in the third minute and Luke Hicks added a second for Ludlow, who led 2-0 at the break.
The home team notched a third goal after Ian Havard rolled out the ball to Liam Taylor, who ran the length of the pitch. Taylor’s shot took a deflection and sailed into the net.
Dale Hodge lobbed Ludlow’s fourth goal and Mario Jusko added the hosts’ fifth goal.
Aaron Hodge set up Ludlow’s final goal which was scored by Jamie Smith.
Cooper said: “Wyrley had a player sent off for dissent after two bookings and they actually scored after they went 6-0 down.
“I got a bring angry with the players because I felt they let themselves down to allow the opposition to score
“There will be times when we will have to go away from home and be prepared to grind out results against organised opposition.
Dale Hodge scored six goals for AFC Ludlow in a 12-2 friendly win at Orleton Colts Reserves last week. Keanu Cooper, Aaron Hodge and Smith also netted and Ian Havard saved a penalty.