EV2 Sportswear Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Division One - Saturday 19th September - WTFC vs Wombwell Main Development
The start of the 2020/21 season went according to plan for Wombwell Town who put poor results in pre-season to one side and showed what they were made of when it counted.
Six players were given their debut in the starting eleven and the first half saw two of these combining for the opening goal after 15 minutes.
Former Frickley Athletic, Shaw Lane and Buxton midfielder Lee Bennett played a superb ball through for fellow debutante Connor Peace who took a touch and slotted the ball under keeper Steve Crossland.
Brother of Lee and former Barnsley striker Steve Bennett almost scored on his debut after 23 minutes was denied by the post and cleared for the corner.
From the corner the ball found its way into the net again, only to be disallowed foul on Crossland by Peace who rose higher than the keeper to faintly touch the ball beyond him.
With half time quickly approaching the Wellers doubled their lead through captain Luke Exley who, after being denied by Crossland with the first effort made no mistake with the rebound after firing in a powerful strike.
The second half was strangely quiet compared to the first, although the visitors could have pulled one back when a header was put agonisingly wide with the whole goal to aim for.
Full Time: Wombwell Town 2, Wombwell Main Development 0.
Wellers Man of the Match: Luke Exley.
Wombwell Town Line-up:
1. Jonathan Davis
2. Ben Phillips
3. Chris Byrnes
4. Mark Wilson
5. Declan Lycett
6. Joe Egan
7. Luke Exley (Captain)
8. Lee Bennett
9. Steve Bennett
10. Brad Kerr
11. Connor Peace
12. Will Harling (on for S. Bennett, 61)
13. Chris Sheldon (Unused)
14. George Westwood (on for Lycett, 56 (Lycett then on for Peace, 89))
15. Kieran Price (on for L. Bennett, 73)
16. Mark Harling (on for Wilson, 68)