Stalemate at Sheerien last night as Athersley Recreation and Hemsworth Miners Welfare fought out a goalless draw in front of a crowd of 140 in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division-but for Wells manager Wayne Benn, it won’t be a night that lives long in the memory, writes Colin Muncie.
Wayne told the Bootiful Game “Tonight I’m feeling frustrated by what can only be described as a lacklustre performance. We had been in such good form prior to tonight that it’s difficult to explain such an abject performance. Let me give credit to Athersley; they played 4-5-1 for most of the game, were well organised and seemed very happy with the point at the end. From my point of view, our attitudes were wrong from the start, our passing and movement-which are big strengths of ours -were badly lacking tonight and, in general, we just lacked any spark. We haven’t worked hard enough or tested Athersley enough although we have hit the bar three times and missed a great opportunity in the first half”
Wayne felt that his side weren’t under too much pressure in their own third.” They had one good chance in the second half, which fortunately my keeper made a good save from-the only save he has had to make-,but other than that we have defended pretty well and that’s the only real positive I can take from tonight” he said. “That’s now 3 clean sheets in 4 games and it’s been long overdue”
“We now move on to a very important game on Saturday against Maltby -with 5th place very much up for grabs”.
Main photograph by Ken Allsebrook.