Pre-Season Friendly - Thursday 10th September - WTFC vs High Green Villa
In the final pre-season friendly before the opening game on the 19th September Karl Rose's Wombwell Town started to show glimpses of what they're capable of, but still somehow fell to a defeat against County Senior Premier Division opposite.
The first half hour was a fairly even affair with Brad Kerr having the only effort of the early exchanges with a shot put over the crossbar.
A defensive error on 32 minutes lead to the visitors taking the lead with the only shot on target for either side during the first half.
On the hour mark Kerr made a brilliant run down the left and took himself and the ball past a defender and the keeper only for his rushed shot on the goal line strike the post and go behind.
With two trialists for the Wellers desperate to impress it was Trialist A who forced the HGV keeper into a save on 63 minutes. Quick movement of the feet set up the shot, but the keeper was equal to it and saved for a corner.
The Wellers looked to be getting on top so on 65 minutes the inevitable happened and a penalty was awarded to HGV after a tackle by Joe Egan, which saw the defender win the ball, was deemed a foul and the penalty was fired down the middle with Jonathan Davis unable to stop it.
Two minutes to go saw HGV score a third, despite the offside appeals from Wellers sub-keeper Chris Sheldon.
There was just time for the Wellers to get one goal back as Trialist A put a penalty into the bottom right corner after he himself was fouled in the box.
Full Time: Wombwell Town 1, High Green Villa 3.
Wellers Man of the Match: Lee Bennett.
Wombwell Town Line-up:
1. Jonathan Davis
2. Brad Cresswell
3. Chris Byrnes
4. Will Harling
5. Luke Norbury
6. Joe Egan
7. Luke Exley (Captain)
8. Lee Bennett
9. Trialist A
10. Brad Kerr
11. Connor Peace
12. Ben Phillips
13. Chris Sheldon
14. Saba Tedoradze
15. Trialist B
16. Mark Harling