Pre-Season Friendly - Tuesday 1st September - WTFC vs Silkstone United
Match Report: Hat-trick Heights for Brad
Wombwell Town's first game for two weeks proved to be just what they needed to get back into action as they struck late-on twice to clinch a friendly win over Silkstone United.
Goalmouth action was limited to a single shot wide by Gareth McDermott in the opening five minutes until the deadlock was broken after the half hour mark.
on 35 minutes Jak Rennison cleared from defence to find McDermott who then put Brad Kerr through on goal with just the keeper to beat.
A lofted chip thankfully fell into the net for the opening goal as supporters thought it was going over.
It didn't take long for Silkstone to equalise though as a corner just three minutes later was headed home after Rennison's attempted headed clearance fell to the wrong player (from a Wombwell Town point of view at least).
The second half was largely uneventful bar a shot wide across goal from the visitors, until the final six minutes when the Wellers came to life.
A cross found Mark Harling on the right of the box but his effort, followed by another from Connor Peace, was blocked however Kerr showed his acrobatic abilities by striking the ball whilst in mid-air to put a third shot towards goal. A deflection this time put the ball over the diving keeper for 2-1.
Two minutes before full time Peace was denied by the base of the post as the home side continued their pressure up front.
Seconds into added time and Kerr sealed his hat-trick. A long ball forward by M. Harling from his left back position found Kerr in plenty of space to tuck away his third.
Full Time: Wombwell Town 3, Silkstone Utd 1.
Wombwell Town Line-up:
1. Jonathan Davis
2. Kieran Price
3. Jak Rennison
4. Will Harling
5. George Westwood
6. Joe Egan
7. Luke Exley (Captain)
8. Trialist A
9. Gareth McDermott
10. Brad Kerr
11. Connor Peace
12. Saba Tedoradze
13. Chris Sheldon
14. Mark Harling
15. Chris Byrnes
16. Luke Norbury
Wellers Man of the Match: Brad Kerr