Toolstation NCEL Division One - Game 10
16/09/23 - Wombwell Town vs Ollerton Town
The game against Ollerton Town will go down in history as a solid performance where a team at the top of their game, played a team almost knowing they would lose coming into it.
Top played third bottom in the NCEL Division One encounter and after a slow start the score was only kept down in the first half thanks to the efforts of keeper Charlie Clayton.
Clayton was first called into action after seven minutes as Brad Kerr forced the first save of the afternoon with an effort from the left hand side of the box.
It felt like a matter of time before the home side scored and it took until the 19th minute before the opening goal came. A long throw by Owen Sykes on the right was flicked on by Kerr to the head of Gavin Allott who put the ball past Clayton at the left hand post.
Just four minutes later another Sykes throw from the right found Owen Birks inside the area and his powerful redirect flew past the keeper from 8 yards.
Wombwell Town have been awarded a lot of penalties in recent game at Kane Reece believed he should have had another on the half hour mark as he turned his defender in the box with Sam Cullingworth slipping to the ground and grabbing the ankle of the wide-man. The decision wasn't given to keep Ollerton in the game.
Clayton made another save on 33 minutes from Jordan Good's effort inside the box with Gadhafi Kiwanuka's follow-up blocked once more before Tom Sowden booted the ball over his own crossbar to stop Reece getting a crucial touch near the line.
From the resulting corner Rikki Paylor had a header saved on the line by the keeper before the shot-stopper denied Allott once more a minute later.
Half Time: WTFC 2, OTFC 0.
On 52 minutes Ollerton recorded their only shot on target for the game as they tried to hit the Wellers on the counter attack.
After a dubious offside decision was called the long ball forward saw the Ollerton striker touch the ball towards goal with a low shot, only to see Davis who clear following the keeper's advancing movement to make himself big.
The chance for the visitors spurred some energy into Wombwell and Kerr was denied once against on 53 minutes.
Kerr was involved in the 3rd goal as the striker raced down the left on 56 minutes and delivered a ball from the by-line with his left foot. Reece brushed the ball over his head to find Allott at the back post who outstretched his foot and directed the ball into the net.
There was a lull in the game before a tiring Ollerton made a couple of mistakes to almost gift Allott his hat-trick on 87 minutes. A loose backpass was pounced on by the striker who gave Clayton no chance with the low shot.
Allott had nothing to prove after scoring three hat-tricks on the bounce (with a brace in his first two matches before that) but two minutes later he capitalised on two Ollerton players both jumping for the same ball only to set up the marksman again.
A fourth goal in just five games takes Allott's tally to 14 and unsurprisingly he was taken off to the warm applauds of the majority of 104 in attendance.
There could have been a late penalty for Ollerton in added time as substitute Caleb Palmer went down in the area. Referee Dwayne Chappell, who had had not need to get his cards out booked the Ollerton player for simulation and the clean sheet was kept in tact.
Wombwell Town - 5
Gavin Allott 19, 59, 87, 89
Owen Birks 23
Ollerton Town - 0
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