EV2 County Senior League Premier Division - Game 15
18/02/23 - Wombwell Town vs Penistone Church Reserves
It took 51 matches across all competitions before Wombwell Town recorded their first 0-0 draw on home soil, and it will be a game that will live briefly in the memories of those who witnessed the occasion.
The Wellers will be scratching their heads after they failed to take the lead in a game littered with missed chances taken and very few conceded.
13 minutes proved unlucky for Jordan Cooper as he watched his chipped effort from the edge of the penalty area nestle onto the roof the net after Will Harling put the striker in space in the final third.
Connor Peace looked shocked on 21 minutes as he latched onto a long ball from right back Mason Bridden which saw the Penistone defender fail to clear, but Peace could only curl the ball around the wrong side the far right hand post.
On 29 minutes the closest anyone came to scoring came from a corner. Mr. Consistent, Brodie Cooper, rattled the crossbar from the back post with Alf Thompson heading the ball back towards goal on the rebound. Luckily for Penistone it was scrambled away on the line by centre back Morgan Wray and keeper Harrison Spiller.
A minute later and the final clear cut chance of the half saw Jordan Cooper head wide from a Harling corner from the dugout side.
Half Time: WTFC 0, PCR 0
The second period saw fewer chances than the first with neither keeper really troubled by the strike forces of either team.
There were wayward efforts from Peace, Harling and Luke Haslam all going wide and over the bar, before Brodie Cooper had arguably the best chance of the second half with quarter of an hour to go. His effort, from outside of the area, also couldn't find the target.
It was a third clean sheet in a row for the Wellers, who have only conceded three goals at home all season, but in the grand scheme of things the team could look back at this game as two points dropped, rather than one gained.
Wombwell Town 0
Penistone Church Reserves 0
1. Jono Davis
2. Mason Bridden
11. Gareth McDermott
4. Will Harling
5. Joe Egan
6. Alf Thompson
7. Luke Micklethwaite
8. Brodie Cooper
9. Connor Peace
10. Jordan Cooper
14. Luke Haslam
3. Josh Whittaker
12. Joe Wilson (C. Peace, 84)
15. Ryan Clements
16. Jake Padgett
17. Sam Ackroyd
K.T. Precision Player of the Match