S&H Senior Cup - Round Two
19/11/22 - Harworth Colliery vs Wombwell Town
Wombwell Town's first game in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup saw them travel to the excellent facilities of Harworth Colliery who ply their trade in the adjacent Central Midland League.
Despite the heavy rain during the previous days, the pitch was one of the best the team had played on and new to the competition they wanted to show others what we are about.
An opening long range effort from Brodie Cooper saw keeper Mark Latham untroubled after five minutes. Six minutes later Eddie Agnew, picked out as the dangerman by our hosts, put his effort over the crossbar from the edge of the area.
On 16 minutes it was left back Gareth McDermott's turn to fizz an effort over the crossbar; from his left sided free-kick.
The best chance of the first half came to McDermott twice in a minute. With 34 minutes on the clock the most experienced player on the pitch saw his shot blocked in the area for a corner. Taken by McDermott Latham had to deflect the ball off the line as it looked to curl straight into the net.
Harworth weren't without their chances, but keeper Jono Davis was never really threatened from the tame efforts put straight at him.
There were big calls for a penalty towards the end of the first half as McDermott found himself in the penalty area again and go down under the challenge, however referee Christopher Rose waved play-on, while opinion in the crowd was split.
Half Time: HC 0, WTFC 0
It wasn't a surprise to see McDermott involved in the only goal of the game, and it came eight minutes into the second half. A corner played in by McDermott was again pushed towards the penalty spot by Latham, missed the header of Joe Egan, but fell to the left boot of Luke Haslam to volleyed the ball into the net.
The Wellers continued to put pressure on the Harworth defence with McDermott shooting over the top on 57 minutes.
An injury to Luke Micklethwaite on 61 minutes saw the midfielder carried from the pitch and replaced by regular substitute Joe Griggs.
With less than 20 minutes to go Harworth seemed to realise that time was against them and started to make attacking threats of their own. On 72 minutes a wayward shot across goal put Davis out of position only for the player at the far post to see his shot blocked on the line spectacularly by James Copley.
To try and stop any sort of comeback McDermott drove his team forward once more and four minutes after being threatened at the other end he almost doubled the lead. McDermott was able to take the ball down to the goal line at the edge of the penalty area before turning three men and curling a right-footed effort towards goal. Keeper Latham could only watch the ball fly over him, but agonisingly for McDermott struck the crossbar and out for a goal kick.
With three minutes to go Harworth had successive corners which failed to get a shot on target and it allowed Agnew to hit the home side on the counter attack and win a corner for Wombwell Town as time was running out.
The Wellers were able to keep hold of the ball in added time to frustrate their opponents until the final whistle blew and they now progress to the Quarter Finals!
Harworth Colliery 0
Wombwell Town 1
1. Jono Davis
2. Dec Cocking
3. Gareth McDermott
4. Will Harling
5. Joe Egan
6. James Copley
7. Luke Micklethwaite
8. Brodie Cooper
9. Eddie Agnew (Captain)
10. Jordan Cooper
11. Luke Haslam
12. Ryan Smith
14. Joe Griggs (Micklethwaite, 61)
15. Karl Rose
Wellers Player of the Match