SHCSL Division One - Tuesday 10th September - WTFC vs United Worksop
The Wellers face old friends United Worksop in a game that shouldn't originally have taken place.
The Worksop based side received a late promotion to Division One just before the start of the season after Stocksbridge PS Development suddenly resigned from the league. Tuesday evening's game will be the third time the two have faced each other with Wombwell Town coming out on top on each occasion.
It all started for both sides on the opening day of the 2018/19 season with Joe Oliver scoring a late goal to give the visitors to Manton Sports the points. The sides them met in the reverse fixture at Shafton to finish off the Wellers home campaign in March with Luke Needham and Oliver, once again, one the score sheet.
We last met in July, during pre-season back at Manton Sports, with both sides believing they wouldn't face each other in the league. In torrential rain throughout goals from Gareth McDermott and Leon Beaumont won the friendly for the visitors.
Kick off on Tuesday is 19:45 with the clubhouse open before and after the game where you will find food, drink and the Matchday Programme available to purchase.
Match Report: Norbury Headed Hat-trick Helps Weller's Win
A scintillating first half of goals at both ends of the pitch saw Luke Norbury score a hat-trick of headers to put Wombwell Town on their way to a fifth victory.
The opening goal came after just five minutes as a Luke Exley corner was played short to Gareth McDermott on the edge of the penalty area. McDermott's cross into the box was headed in by Norbury.
The lead didn't last long as the equaliser came straight from the restart, catching Wombwell Town out as Sam Leigh was beaten.
Possibly the best goal of the game was scored on twelve minutes as the visitors took the lead with a stunning long range effort; the shot's power and swerve giving Leigh no chance in producing a save.
It was Wombwell Town who hit back almost immediately this time with an equaliser of their own four minutes later. Norbury was on hand, or head, again to score his 30th goal for the Wellers.
A 31st goal completed Norbury's hat-trick of headers, despite the opposition keepers best efforts to keep it out.
Three minutes before half time Brad Kerr got on the score sheet from a quick corner by Exley. The captain found Kerr lurking at the edge of the area and a low, powerful strike flew past Marcin Jaszczyk and two players on the line.
A dubious corner was given on the stroke of half time which the United Worksop defender vocalised to the referee and it gave Jamie Farnsworth no option but to put him in the sin bin.
The second half started off a much quieter affair, but the action started to ramp up on 66 minutes when Exley's free kick was punched over by the keeper to deny a fifth goal.
Ryan Smith entered the game shortly after as a substitute and could have scored on 69 minutes after breaking into the box, rounding the keeper and shooting at goal, only for his effort to be cleared off the line.
A second attempt by Smith was again cleared off the line on 75 minutes before a hat-trick of goal line clearances was made on 80 minutes, this time from a Norbury shot.
The referee put another United Worksop player in the sin bin with five minutes to go, ending the players game and the visitors then went down to nine men with four minutes to go after Grzegorz Koprowski went in studs showing on Kerr by the corner flag.
An injury time goal for the Wellers saw James Sellars head home his first goal for the club following a free kick, which capped off another goal scoring display by the home side.
Match Result: WTFC 5 United Worksop 2.
WTFC Line-Up: Leigh, C. Beaumont, Byrnes, Padgett, Westwood, Sellars, Exley (Oliver 82), Needham (Kendrick 46), Norbury (Jacobs 91), Kerr (Hart 90), McDermott (Smith 67).