Mursley pay the penalty as boss Jay seeks swift response

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Mursley United manager Simon Jay is aiming “to get back on track” this weekend following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Wolverton Town.

Despite missing five influential players, Mursley created a string of excellent chances in the first half and deservedly took the lead when Paul Hollingsworth played in Mitchell Young who then teed up Rory Busy to strike a sweet shot into the top corner.

But Wolverton gradually wrestled a foothold and levelled shortly before half-time, however Mursley should have retaken the lead on 70 minutes when they were awarded a penalty, only for Young to hit the post from the spot.

That proved costly too as Wolverton took the spoils with a late winner.

Jay said afterwards: “Although we lost that game our work rate and fight was second to none, we created five or six very good chances for ourselves, but, unfortunately, with so many of our goal scorers out injured, we just found it a little too difficult to finish off the game.

“We go on to AFC Hillgate next Saturday at home looking to get our results back on track.”