A late Jack Bainbridge own goal saw Sunderland fall to defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Premier League Two, Division Two at the Hetton Centre.

 

The game never really got going and the sides went in goalless at half time. The game looked set to finish level, but with five minutes to go Oscar Buur’s strike deflected in off Bainbridge to win the game for the visitors.

 

Sunderland came into today’s game looking to end a run of six consecutive defeats in the league, which started with a 7-0 defeat at Wolves in September.

 

Both teams struggled to create chances in the early stages, but it was Wolves who were first to get a shot at goal.

 

In the 16th minute Niall Ennis came in from the left and tried a shot from the edge of the box, but Anthony Patterson got down well to turn it around the post.

 

Wolves came close again in the 25th minute, Ryan Giles’ cross finding Benny Ashley-Seal in the box, but the striker headed over.

 

Wolves continued on the front foot and moments later were nearly gifted a goal, Giles’ cross from the left was met by Jacob Young, who miskicked his clearance, hitting his own post, but Patterson pounced to claim the ball on the line.

 

Sunderland’s first real effort on goal came 41 minutes in, Jake Hackett tried his luck from 20-yards out, but fired his shot well over the bar.

 

Wolves started the second half on top but weren’t in as much control as the first half. The first chance of the second half came after 53 minutes, when Ashley-Seal shot from inside the box, but Brandon Taylor was there to block it.

 

The ball fell kindly to Sadou Diallo on the edge of the box, but he could only guide his drive wide of the left-hand post.

 

Just before the hour Wolves came close again, Carlos Heredia curling an effort just wide from outside the box.

 

With 20 minutes to go, Sunderland had potentially the best opportunity of the game, Kimpioka taking the ball off Alex Molberg and going through on goal, but Andreas Sondergaard did well to turn the ball away.

 

Wolves missed a glorious chance to go ahead in the 83rd minute when Ashley-Seal raced through on goal, but the striker’s effort skewed wide of Patterson’s post.

 

Wolves did take the lead with their next chance, in the 85th minute Buur rifled a shot from the edge of the box which deflected off Bainbridge to wrongfoot Patterson.

 

Ennis and Ashley-Seal both had chances to double the visitors lead late on, but neither were able to get their efforts on target.

 

Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Patterson; Hunter, Taylor, Bainbridge ©, Young; Mumba, Hackett; Diamond, Neil (Connelly 65’), Kimpioka; Nelson (Bale 82’)

Unused subs: Johnstone, Storey, Connolly

Wolves (3-4-3): Sondergaard; Iorfa, Molberg, John; Buur, Diallo, Watt ©, Giles; Heredia (Alves 63’), Ashley-Seal, Ennis (Sauvage)

Unused subs: Csoka, Beasley, Dias

 

Attendance: 123