After a poor run of form through November which saw the Wolves lose two league games on the bounce while being knocked out of the Lower Junior Cup on penalties, but Wrecclesham have bounced back with consecutive victories.
Last weeks 6-0 victory over Farncombe Athletic saw confidence restored and it was evident with Nick Sims, who got a brace in the 6-0 victory, opening the scoring vs Byfleet early on after a dead-ball situation found its way to the back post for Sims to pounce unmarked and steer in from close range with 10 mins on the clock.
The rest of the half was seen out with relative ease by Wrecclesham and some fantastic play out of the back had Byfleet chasing the ball for the majority of the half. 1-0 at the half time whistle.
The second half kicked off and a number of chances passing both teams by with the Byfleet Keeper on form for the hosts, frustrating Ricky Pearce, Drew Unsworth and Sims in a short space of time.
But Sims was not to be denied and it was that man again who doubled the Wolves lead after a through ball from deep, leaving the Byfleet defence trailing in his wake. Waiting for the goal keeper to blink first in the one v one Sims confidently slotted home from 12 yards. 2-0 to the Wolves.
This saw Byfleet up their game and after a quick reply to make the score 2-1, they equalised after a long ball from a freekick skipped off the head of a Wrecclesham player and into the path of the Byfleet attacker who slotted home first time from the edge of the six yard box.
But Wrecclesham were not to be denied a deserved victory and Drew Unsworth was unfortunate to not get the winner as was Elliot Worsell who's Bicycle Kick traveled just wide of the mark but the pressure was all on Byfleet for the last 10 mins. Another ball over the top down the left flank found Sims racing clear of his marker on the halfway line. Having been denied on a few previous occasions, Sims sold the goalkeeper with his eyes and sent him the wrong way as he slid the ball into the near post.
A deserved victory for the Wolves and a deserved hat-trick for Sims who's attacking prowess and persistence paid off for the Wolves to leave with a slim but well earned win.
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