It’s all good news emanating from the Yorkshire Nu Builds Stadium right now. No sooner has the club’s Chairman, Richard Norman, announced a prestigious partnership with Wakefield Trinity than Wells have moved to fourth in Toolstation NCEL Premier Division with a 5-1 win over bottom side Goole in Fitzwilliam last night – and, although Hemsworth manager Wayne Benn was pretty pleased with his team’s display, he still took time to express his support for his former club, writes Colin Muncie.
The home side were two up after 16 minutes thanks to Brad Dockerty (7 minutes) and Sam Jones (16 minutes). Jason Yates extended the lead further after 33 minutes but Danny Middleton cut Wells’ advantage to 3-1 by the break. A super Tuesday night crowd of 146 augmented by a few of Hemsworth’s new partner club, no doubt, saw Dockerty complete his hat trick with goals after 63 and 75 minutes.
Wayne is pretty satisfied with his squad’s recent form. “Tonight, was another good performance,” he told TBG. “For the first thirty minutes we were excellent and 3-0 was the minimum reward we should have had in that period. It was slightly disappointing to only be leading 3-1 at half time and in the second half Goole had a good spell for twenty minutes, showing heart and desire; but we got our act together for the final twenty-five and got the score line to reflect our dominance. We have played better in the previous two games but we are happy with what we’ve seen again tonight from our team.”
Turning to the Vikings, Wayne is optimistic that the points will come. “I’ve got great sympathy for my good friend, Phil Sharpe (Goole’s Manager) but he needs to take the positives out of tonight and go again on Saturday,” Wayne insisted. “It hurts to see a former Club in the situation they are in but I’m confident they can get out of trouble. Obviously, they have a lot to do but I’ve spoken at length with Phil tonight and he seems really positive and I know that he will give everything to try and turn things around. I sincerely wish them all the best and, as I said previously, I’m rooting for them.”
“In terms of my own team I’m delighted with their form at the moment and we will now turn our attention to a difficult game on Saturday, away at Eccleshill.”