The Doctor will see you now…a fine 5-1 win for ten-man Hallam at Sandygate yesterday over Harworth Colliery was capped by a two-goal debut from returning striker “Doctor” Keiran Watson , a win which sees the Countrymen in ninth place in Toolstation NCEL Division One –and Joint Manager Stephen Whitehead was understandably thrilled at his side’s display, writes Colin Muncie.
Micah Bishop gave Hallam a 3rd minute lead, but a Matthew Robinson penalty levelled matters up for Colliery after a quarter of an hour. Tyler Bradley restored the home side’s advantage twenty minutes in, a lead they held until the break. Micah Bishop made it 3-1 on the hour, and before he saw red, and Kieran Watson delighted another bumper Sandygate crowd of 204 with goals after 74 minutes and 83 to complete a comprehensive win.
Stephen told the Bootiful Game “The boys were top drawer today, with a special mention to Niall Smith , man of the match, closely followed by Tyler Bradley and Micah until his red-in fact the lot of them were class. It was a great debut from Watto getting his brace, but I could name them all”
“A good day at the office”.
Joint Manager Scott Bates was much happier with the second half display.”We were awful in the first half despite leading 2-1. We never got to grips with their midfield three; we spoke about it at half time, and in the second half it took a while for us to Seattle , but when we did, we were great, and even when we went down to ten men I thought we looked the most dangerous.”
It’s great to have Tom Roebuck back in the fold and it was a great debut for Kieran Watson. We have a good squad together now, so hopefully we can build on that.”
Assistant Manager Dean Bamforth told us “I thought we made hard work of it in the first half, to be honest. We got the third goal, than after the sending off they shoved on a bit and gave our man a bit more space- which he took full advantage of.
“It was a great result in the end -but we’re gutted to lose Bish for three games now”.
Main photograph by @lucyandamysdad