A tough evening for Staveley Miners Welfare Captain-for-the-night Connor Williamson, as his side fell to a 4-1 home defeat to Penistone Church at Inkersall Road in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division last night-and hats off to Connor for fronting up after the game, writes Colin Muncie.
Church were in front at the interval through Ryan Johnson in front of a fine 113 crowd in Staveley, but the home side drew level on 53 minutes through Kurtis Morley. Then Penistone’s stalwart striker Andy Ring took over and his hat-trick (57, 73 and 77 minutes) whisked the points back to South Yorkshire.
Connor told the Bootiful Game “After the gaffer (Brett Marshall) put his faith in me to captain the team, I feel like I should say sorry to the fans for last night’s performance. We looked good in the first half and there wasn’t much in it-one mistake, one goal .We knew we had to come out in the second half and put a performance in to get something from the game- and we simply just did the opposite. We as a team can’t keep apologising. The players need to step up and be counted”.
The Trojans still enjoy an eight-point margin over twentieth-placed Parkgate, but Connor wants to turn things round quickly.”Were not only letting ourselves down, we are letting the fans, the club, and more importantly the gaffer down” he admitted.