With Penistone Church and Worksop Town both winning, and Yorkshire Amateur’s clash at Thackley a victim of the weather, it was important for third-placed Hemsworth Miners Welfare to maintain their position in that leading group in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division with a win at Barton Town – and they did just that with a goal in each half to stay third, leaving Wells Manager, Wayne Benn, more than happy with his day’s work, writes Colin Muncie.
Connolly struck just before the interval and with just over ten minutes left in front of a fine crowd of 153 at Marsh Lane to take the three points back to the Distant Futures Stadium.
“I’m really pleased with our win today on a difficult pitch and in difficult conditions,” Wayne told us. “We weren’t at our fluent best but we applied ourselves really well and I’m delighted with the clean sheet. Barton are a good side and they asked us questions in the second half in particular. They went very direct and had a number of corners but we defended very well, and when it mattered, we had that extra bit of quality in the final third.”
“Nash took his goals very well, helped by two great passes from Jase Yates and Adam Knight,” Wayne added. “We had further opportunities that we were a little wasteful with, but I can’t really complain. We’ve gone away from home to a good side and thoroughly deserved the victory in my opinion.”
“We will now move our focus to Tuesday and a League Cup tie against Ollerton.”