County Senior League Div One - Game 2
18/09/21 - Sheffield Union vs Wombwell Town
Wombwell Town secured their first win of the season with two late goals against a resilient Sheffield Union side.
The opening exchanges saw very little in the way of goal mouth action, however it was Union with the opening chance as Will Mann forced Jono Davis into a save on 15 minutes.
Around the half hour mark The Wellers started to put some pressure on Robbie Sutherland's goal and Will Harling shot wide twice in a space of ten minutes and Gareth McDermott put an effort into the side netting.
The second half provided more goal mouth action and Sutherland was the busier of the keepers.
Luke Exley tried his luck from 25 yards two minutes into the half that forced the Union keeper to tip over the crossbar.
Harling had a similar effort just before the hour, which resulted in the same outcome before the breakthrough finally came on 59 minutes.
It was Harling involved again as he supplied the perfect ball through the middle for Brad Kerr to latch onto, take a touch and slot under the advancing keeper.
It was almost two just ten minutes later as Kerr broke free again into the right of the penalty area. His shot was parried across goal at speed, but hit Calum Smith and went over the crossbar on the rebound.
On 72 minutes a corner from Exley saw a scramble in the box, which eventually saw Sheffield Union clear after blocked efforts from Kerr, Luke Norbury and Joe Egan.
Karl Rose would not be happy with the manner of the equaliser for Sheffield Union as Mann ran past at least four players with the ball to slot home under Davis.
It didn't take long for the Wellers to push forward once more and a run by Smith to the edge of the area a minute later saw him draw a foul in a dangerous position.
Exley's free kick was again parried by the keeper and it fell to the path of Joe Wilson who chipped the ball over the flailing Sutherland to regain the lead for the Wellers.
Two minutes added time Smith was involved in the action again as he danced into the penalty area only to be fouled by McCardle for a penalty.
Kerr stepped up and buried the ball into the bottom right corner to secure the points.
Sheffield Union 1
Wombwell Town 3
Wellers' Man of the Match: Will Harling
Wombwell Town Line-up:
1. Jono Davis
2. Gareth McDermott
3. Josh Dixon
4. Will Harling
5. Joe Egan
6. Luke Norbury
7. Luke Exley (captain)
8. Jay Hall
9. Calum Smith
10. Brad Kerr
11. Joe Wilson
Substitutes: All unused
12. Lewis Marsden
13. Matty Simpson
14. Connor Housley
15. George Hodgkiss
16. Mark Harling