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BENN: “Last night was a reality check for all of us!”

In his pre-match piece for the Bootiful Game, Hemsworth Miners Welfare manager Wayne Benn admitted that he was wary in advance of last night’s trip to Staveley Miners Welfare in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division-and his fears were well founded, as the Trojans continued their fine start to the campaign with a 3-0 win over Wells-and Wayne felt the home side ran out deserving winners, writes Colin Muncie.

Robson Doolan put Staveley Miners Welfare in front after 43 minutes, a lead they held at the break in front of an impressive Inkersall Road crowd of 174.The home side extended their advantage through Matthew Davies (67 minutes) and Jahmal Riley (75). Staveley move up to fifth in the table, with Hemsworth just behind in sixth.

Wayne told us “Tonight was a reality check for all of us. The aim after a good win on Saturday was to try and build on that performance and to try and get somewhere near the levels we produced- but aside from the first 15 minutes, we were miles away from the standards we set. We absolutely got what we deserved tonight, and while I’ve got plenty I could say about my players’ performance, I would prefer to give great credit to Brett (Marshall) ,his staff and his players who were very good tonight. They were better than us tonight, there’s no hiding away from it; in every aspect of the game they did better than us, and were impressive”

Wayne is sure that the Trojans will be stronger than last term, but he’s anxious for his own side to get back to winning ways. “Although it’s early they (Staveley) look sure to have a much better season than the last one and good luck to them” he said, adding “despite tonight’s result it’s still one of my favourite grounds to visit”.

“For us it’s important we move on quickly from this; we will take tonight on the chin, dust ourselves down and I’m sure we will get a positive reaction on Saturday”.

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