In fact, it was Nouha Dicko who equalised for Wolves after 25 minutes as he tucked the ball away into the corner after a crisp Wolves move. The assist went to Afobe.
They went into the break at 1-1, and it was all to play for in the second half. Wolves were determined not to make the same mistake they did in the first half, and definately came out stronger in the second half. I'm sure manager Kenny Jackett would have made a major point of this at the interval!
Wolves come from behind to beat valiant County!
Wolves were on the front foot, and making constant inroads into the county defence, and county’s only reply was the occasional chance on the counter-attack, which sadly came to nothing.
After 65 minutes, Wolves captain Benik Afobe broke free from the defence and was baring down on goal. If it wasn't for the County centre half, he most likely would have scored, but a poor tackle from behind lead to Afobe going down and giving the referee no choice but to give a penalty!
He was also lucky not to see a red card for the challenge, as it could have been argued that he was the last man, but he didn't even get a yellow! Captain Afobe took charge and picked up the ball, dusted himself down and took the penalty himself, which he scored emphatically to give Wolves a deserved lead.
After this, County tried their best to force an equaliser, and came close in the last 10 minutes with a chance for a goal which was sadly missed. But Wolves’ superiority showed in the last 10 minutes, as they ran down the clock and also created a couple of other chances, of which Nouha Dicko should have added a third goal.
Wolves held on for the win, and they will face League 2 minnows Barnet in the next round, also at Molineux. Could this be the year that Wolves have a decent cup run? (As a Wolves fan myself, I hope so!)
As for County, it was back to league duty as they faced Stevenage at Rodney Parade. Hopefully this can be the year County make a serious playoff push!