It was the predicted blood and thunder encounter in South Yorkshire yesterday – and when the final whistle blew, eighth-placed Maltby Main had edged past Hemsworth Miners Welfare (seventh) in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division – and with Wells Manager, Wayne Benn otherwise engaged, his Assistant Andy Hayward admitted that Hemsworth’s profligacy in front of goal cost them at least a share of the spoils, writes Colin Muncie.
A goal from Danny Swales, with just fifteen minutes left, decided the outcome in front of 76 at Muglet Lane.
Andy was frustrated by the missed chances and by the manner of the goal conceded by his side. “Same old story with us,” he said. “Five or six good chances, and we didn’t take any – and they had two, maybe three and took one of them. I thought that we battled hard, but I’m disappointed with their goal, as we switched off at the corner. Even with ten men – when Sam (Jones) went off injured – we still had a couple of chances.”
“We keep telling the lads that we can’t keep missing the chances we create, because it always comes back to bite you on the backside.”