Worsbrough 1 Hallam 4
0Posted 09th December 2018 - Posted in Match Reports
Hallam extended their unbeaten league run to 12 games and were back to winning ways following the poor performance at Harworth with an emphatic 4-1 win away at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic in front of a crowd of 67 at Park Road.
The Countrymen shooting down the slope much like that at Sandygate, came flying out of the blocks and took the lead after 4 minutes. The ever consistent and player of the month Niall Smith was able to beat two Worsbrough players before crossing low into the box for sort after striker Kieran Watson to volley home from close range.
Chances for the away side did not stop there, as soon after the restart, Hallam had opportunity to double their lead. More good work from Niall Smith, and Reece Treasure, the latter reintroduced to the starting line-up caused the home side more problems down the left, lead to another cross, this time deep to the back post. Tom Roebuck was on hand to bring the ball down well, and with the help of Treasure, lay the ball back for the incoming Husbands who was able to get a first time shot off, stinging the hands of the Worsbrough goalkeeper, who held on to the ball at the second attempt.
More opportunities came and went for Treasure and Roebuck before Hallam did double their lead just before the half hour mark. A smart turn on the edge of the box by Treasure opened up the space for a lovely through ball for Sam Smith to latch on to. The Hallam number nine was able to drill in a low cross which was tapped in by Watson again for his eighth league goal of the season, and sixteenth in all competitions.
Hallam got their third, just on the stroke of half time after Reece Treasure was able to out muscle the Worsbrough centre half, latching on a pass from deep, to calmly slot into the bottom left hand corner, which was just rewards for his first half performance.
Directly after the break, the home side reduced the deficit. Worsbrough’s main weapon, their long throw specialist who had tested the Hallam back four and Sneath in the first half on a few occasions, launched yet another bomb into the Hallam box, which Jack Maldron was able to head goalwards. A last ditch attempt on the line by Danny Booth could not keep the header out.
The second half was much more fragmented than the first, mainly down to the worsening condition of the pitch and also the stop and start nature down to the added influence of the referee. However, Hallam were able to regain their three goal cushion after 67 minutes. An angled ball into the box from Niall Smith left the Worsbrough keeper in no man’s land, and was beaten to the ball by Sam Smith who was able to head home into a virtually empty net.
The remainder of the game was fragmented due to the increasing influence of the match officials, however, The Countrymen saw the last twenty minutes of the match out in a professional manner and the match finished with the away side taking all three points back to Sheffield with the 4-1 win.
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