Worksop Van Hire North Midlands Development Football League - Game 11
16/02/23 - Worsbrough Bridge U21 vs Wombwell Town U21
The U21s couldn't make it back-to-back victories over Worsbrough Bridge as injuries put the team on the back foot and a lack of strength in depth made it an uphill battle in the second half.
The first 45 was an even affair as Worsbrough kicked downhill and had the better of the play without forcing Ben Eades into making any noticeable saves.
Injuries to three players forced a triple substitution before the start of the second half and problems were worsened when Shay Bould because a fourth casualty on the hour after hurting his ankle in a challenge by the dugout.
A minute later a the home side took the lead as a free-kick was put his into the box and former Weller U21 player Blyth Mkonya got enough on his header to take it past Eades.
A stray elbow forced Kian Hall to receive treatment with a bloodied nose before Worsbrough doubled the lead from a corner. An initial save from Eades allowed Mkonya to get his second of the game by tapping the ball home on the goalline.
On 80 minutes Bailey Wilson had to leave the pitch following a clash of heads and the defender was carried from the side to the changing rooms, and later to hospital with suspected concussion. This meant substitute goalkeeper Aaron Davison had to fill in at left back for the final ten minutes.
Davison himself was then involved in a scuffle just off the pitch as he tangled with a Worsbrough player who then stamped on the makeshift defender.
Worsbrough Bridge U21 2
Wombwell Town U21 0
Wombwell Town U21:
1. Ben Eades
2. Harry Carter
3. Bailey Wilson
4. Dan Tyler (c)
5. Kian Hall
6. Joe Davison
7. Harrison Cox
8. Lewis Easterbrook
10. Josh Collins
11. Shay Bould
14. Joe Firth
9. Curt Farrar (Firth, 46)
12. Brandon Glaves (Davison, 46)
13(18). Aaron Davison (Wilson, 80)
15. Josh Deakin (Bould, 60)
16. Harry Ambler (Cox, 46)