Worksop Van Hire North Midlands Development Football League - Game 3
22/09/22 - Wombwell Town U21 vs Handsworth U21
Two good sides seemed to cancel each other out in the latest U21 game with chances few and far between and late winner deciding the game.
The encounter started similarly to the one against Club Thorne seven days ago with Handsworth attempting to take the lead in the first minute. Unlike last week though the shot went wide of Ben Eades target.
Shay Bould has been making a name for himself within the club and could have scored his second of the season in the opening five minutes but for a good save by Reece Cooper, which saw the ball pushed aside for a corner.
The game then flowed end-to-end with neither side really troubling the two keepers and a goal less first half was justified.
Half Time: WTFC 0, HFC 0.
The second half saw much of the same, but both sides did find the woodwork as the pace of the game grew steadily.
Handsworth rattled the crossbar at one end which saw Josh Deakin eventually clear the ball out of the penalty, while Bould became provider for Lewis Easterbrook at the other end, but the shot smashed the crossbar and the follow up was put over the frame of the goal.
There was heartbreak for Wombwell as the clock ticked to the 90th minute as Handsworth defence turned into attack, and from a throw a four man assault at the defence finally saw it break with Rion Arbouin beating Eades with a shot across goal into the far, right corner of the net.
Two corners in the five minutes of added time weren't enough for the Wellers to find an equaliser and the defeat left them feeling like they had been punched in the gut.
Wombwell Town U21 0
Handsworth U21 1
Wombwell Town U21:
1. Ben Eades
2. Harry Clague
3. Bailey Wilson
4. Dan Tyler
5. Josh Deakin
6. Kian Hall (c)
7. Harrison Cox
8. Lewis Easterbrook
9. Shay Bould
10. Brad Cresswell
11. Jacob Galloway-Moreton
22. Aaron Davison
14. Lewis Hope (Cox, 60)
15. Rob Henson (Cresswell, 57)
18. Harry Carter