I had a season ticket at Molineux for many years before the TNS FC door opened, so it goes without saying that regardless of the level, I always look forward to games between the two sides.
On this occasion it was an Under-16s Academy fixture in the Wolverhampton Wanderers Midweek Cup competition, with the group also including Crewe Alexandra, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.
The level of competition indicates how highly the TNS FC Academy is thought of. At any level, you want your side to be tested. While big wins are great for the fans, when you’re running a team you want serious competition, that’s how you know where you’re really at.
The game ended 1-1, with The New Saints far from being outclassed, in fact quite the opposite. The set-up at Wolves saw Darius Vassell in the technical area. The forward, who played for the likes of Aston Villa, Leicester City and Manchester City during his career, as well as representing England, is involved with the Wolves’ Academy.
It was a working game for me and my 69th of the season. You can visit my football pages here.
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