Worksop Van Hire North Midlands Development League - Mini-Shield - Game 3
04/04/22 - Wombwell Town U21 vs Club Thorne U21
A defeat against Club Thorne meant that this was Wombwell Town U21's final home game of the season.
There is no way out of the U21 Mini-Shield group with one game left to play at Dronfield Town and the game couldn't have gotten off to a worse start.
Just 30 seconds in a handball outside the area gave Club Thorne an early free-kick. A deflection on the shot took the ball past U19 keeper Tommy Walshaw.
With heads already dropped the visitors made it 2-0 after just three minutes and it was feared the young Wellers side would crumble from then after.
The side weren't to give up just yet and on eleven minutes a ball from the right by Brad Cresswell found Calum Smith who controlled the ball and finished the move with a shot from the edge of the area that flew past Jake Woodward.
Morale was lifted even further on 20 minutes when Calum Smith tucked home a rebound from Tom Smith's free-kick from the left.
Club Thorne didn't waste time restoring their lead though and three minutes later a ball from the left of the penalty area took a deflection and gave Walshaw no chances of stopping the ball going past him.
The second half saw the U21s try to push forward, but were thwarted when the game went 4-2 on 67 minutes.
Despite their best efforts, it just wasn't going to be their night a fifth and final goal three minutes into added time rounded off a solid performance by the away side.
Wombwell Town U21 2
Club Thorne U21 5
Man of the Match: Calum Smith
Wombwell Town Line-up:
1. Thomas Walshaw
2. Kian Hall
7. Bailey Wilson (captain)
5. Josh Redmond
3. Jack Redmond
4. Tom Smith
8. Lewis Easterbrook
6. George Williams
9. Lewis Hope
10. Brad Cresswell
11. Calum Smith
12. Niall Khamis-Burtoft (K. Hall, 88)
14. Jay Hall (Williams, 23)
15. Josh Deakin (Wilson, 81)
16. Blyth Mkonya (Jo. Redmond, 46)
17. Josh Tyas (Hope, 46)