EV2 Sportswear Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Division One - Saturday 19th December - WTFC vs Athersley Rec Res
Despite a lockdown, a postponement and no game since Halloween, Wombwell Town were able to blow away the cobwebs and secure three points before the Christmas break.
An effort in the early stages of the game almost gifted the lead to Athersley Recreation Reserves as a deflected show struck the crossbar before being cleared.
The heavy pitch seemed to take its toll on the players, slowing the pace and restricting the chances, especially in the first half and it wasn't until and hour into the game that the deadlock was broken.
A solo run by Connor Peace following a through ball by Under 19s captain Brad Cresswell saw the striker net his second in three appearances as he beat two defenders and slotted around the keeper who was left on his back from the shot.
Cresswell claimed the assist again as Lee Bennett made it two in the final ten minutes when a long, curling cross towards the far post was volleyed in with force by the striker.
Full Time: Wombwell Town 2, Athersley Rec Res 0.
Wellers' Man of the Match: Brad Cresswell.
Wombwell Town Line-up:
1. Jono Davis
2. Ben Phillips
3. Will Harling
4. Chris Byrnes
5. George Westwood (Captain)
6. Joe Egan
7. Luke Exley
8. Brad Cresswell
9. Luke Norbury
10. Lee Bennett
11. Connor Peace
12. Saba Tedoradze
14. Harley Blankley (on for Bennett)
15. Karl Rose
16. Jake Bishop (on for Peace)