EV2 County Senior League Premier Division - Game 20
29/03/23 - Stocksbridge PS Res vs Wombwell Town
This was a game of two halves in every classical sense. The opening 45 saw the visitors on top with Wombwell Town coming close to scoring three or four goals with only the one hitting the back of the net.
The action built until the 24th minute when Luke Micklethwaite was put clear on goal, but dragged his shot wide across goal from the right edge of the penalty area. Three minutes later Louis Wardle watched his free kick sail just past the post, before the breakthrough finally came on the half hour.
Play down the left saw Will Harling try to keep hold of the ball on the edge of the area against a determined Stocksbridge back line, but eventually the scrappy midfielder saw the ball taken from his grasp with a clearance straight to Wardle. The midfielder tried a one touch finish and the ball flew over the defence and keeper and hit the back of the net.
Half Time: SPSR 0, Wellers 1.
Stocksbridge made a couple of changes at half time and came out looking like a different team. It took just a minute for the home side to equalise as Luca Defalco turned Joe Egan on the side of the penalty area and fired his shot low towards the near post beating Jono Davis.
On 58 minutes Stocksbridge PS Reserves were on the fortunate side of a miskick by Gareth McDermott who put the ball into his own net following a throw from the right hand side.
Two became three on 67 minutes as Deflaco found himself with time and space in the area to place his shot into the keeper's bottom right corner.
Despite put McDermott up front in a three, chances on goal for the visitors came at a premium for Wombwell Town and they missed out on what could be a crucial three points.
Stocksbridge PS Res 3
Luca Defalco 46, 67
Wombwell Town 1
Louis Wardle 29
1. Jono Davis
3. Sam Maddock
4. Louis Wardle
5. Joe Egan
6. Alf Thompson
7. Luke Micklethwaite
8. Brodie Cooper
9. Eddie Agnew (c)
10. Jordan Cooper
11. Will Harling
12. Josh Whittaker (Maddock, 90)
14. Luke Haslam (Harling, 74)
16. Owen Wildblood (B. Cooper, 65)
16. Jake Padgett (Thompson, 90)
17. Karl Rose
K.T. Precision Player of the Match