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Willenhall Town


W’Ton Sporting Community

WMRL Premier Division Tuesday 9 September @ 7:45 pm


For the first time this season The Lockmen simply weren’t at the races, consequently slumping to a heavy home defeat. An early effort from the visitor’s James Quarry curled to keeper Ben Holden who held easily in the third minute. Graham Ashton showed his value as an attacker flicking on a ball into the box for Danny Hemmings to fire into the side-netting. Ashton then headed at Sam Benton in the Wolves goal on five minutes. On Loan Jordan Nadat, currently at Stratford, then fired a sharp effort at goal for Wolves, but his effort flew wide. Michael Clark then threatened for The Lockmen, he too hitting the side, rather than the back, of the net. On the quarter-hour Nathan McBean then shot just over as play swung back and forth early on. Nadat then fizzed an effort across goal two minutes later after cutting into the box from the left hand side. However, on 18 minutes the visitors broke the deadlock, albeit with a suspicion of offside. McBean appeared to be positioned beyond the last man as he received the ball through the inside right channel but there was nothing whatsoever up with a cool finish fired across the bows of Holden and into the far corner of the net. On twenty minutes keeper Holden then picked out Clark with a long kick, the quick-footed winger got around the keeper after beating him to the ball only for him to hesitate a fraction, allowing Benton to whip the ball off his toes. Andy Cahill delivered a good ball from a 25th minute free-kick, though Benton was equal to it with a strong punch away. A minute later and skipper Paul Holden saw a hopeful ball forward bobble over his foot, freeing a Wolves striker on goal, Holden did well to get back to pressure his man, allowing namesake Ben to get a hand to and tip over a crisp strike at goal. From the resultant corner taken short by Quarry, Community doubled their lead. Quarry saw one scuffed effort blocked after the ball had been headed half clear, the ball bounced around before dropping to the same player to lift a close range shot over Holden amid furious appeals for off-side. Sporting saw a corner cleared on 29 minutes before Callum Foster saw an overhead kick bounce to the keeper two minutes later. The Reds then forced a corner after 34 minutes when a free-kick from a central position 25 yards out took a huge deflection off the wall and behind. Hemmings’s ball in won another flag-kick but the danger was cleared. Foster won and took another corner three minutes from the break, again Benton punched cleanly clear and with distance. The final action of the half saw Hemmings fire another effort just wide.


The period immediately after the break was quiet until the visitors grabbed the all-important third goal seven minutes in. A simple ball through the middle split the home defence and Nadat finished cleanly. Benton then did well to grasp a smart Ashton header after more good wing play from young Foster saw him beat his man before digging out a dangerous cross from underneath his feet with an hour played. From the next break on 69 minutes Clark did well to head a cross at Benton, but it was never troubling the keeper who looked safe in his handling all night. With 14 minutes to go Wolves grabbed a fortuitous fourth. A ball into the six yard box saw McBean miss from almost on the goal-line as again the home defence appealed for offside, the ball was returned back into the box and Roman Gayle pounced almost on the line to net, prompting even more furious appeals for a flag. The visitors saw a couple of efforts fly well off target as they attempted to play out time whilst the hosts saw Foster’s effort blocked for a corner, Hemmings suffered a similar fate with his attempt two minutes into stoppage time in what proved to be the final action of the night.


ATT: 31

WTFC MoM: Danny Hemmings


1. Ben Holden,
2. Andre Calder (off 63min),
3. Graham Ashton,
4. Paul Holden (capt),
5. Tom Turner (off 52min),
6. Matt Dorgan (off 65min),
7. Danny Hemmings,
8. Harry Rickus,
9. Mikey Clark,
10. Callum Foster,
11. Jack Pottinger.


12. Matt Dove (on 52min),
14. Eddie Wilson (on 65min),
15. Kingsley Burrowes-Fields (on 63min),
16. Craig Sudlow.

By Chris Burton – Match Secretary

Reproduction by prior-consent of The Lockmen Limited t/a Willenhall Town FC only

Willenhall Town 0 - 4 W’Ton Sporting Community

  • Tuesday 9 September 2014 @ 7:45 pm
  • WMRL Premier Division 
  • Attendance: 31
Kingsley Burrows-Field Andre Calder
Craig Sudlow
Matthew Dove Thomas Turner
Eddie Wynne-Willson Matthew Dorgan

Previous meetings

09 Sep 14 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v W’Ton Sporting Community 0 - 4
07 Mar 15 3:00 pm WMRL Premier W’Ton Sporting Community v Willenhall Town 3 - 1
24 Nov 15 7:45 pm WMRL Premier W’Ton Sporting Community v Willenhall Town 5 - 0
30 Apr 16 3:00 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v W’Ton Sporting Community 3 - 3
10 Sep 16 3:00 pm WMRL Premier W’Ton Sporting Community v Willenhall Town 1 - 0
05 Oct 16 7:45 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v W’Ton Sporting Community 2 - 2
01 Jul 17 2:00 pm Friendly W’Ton Sporting Community v Willenhall Town 1 - 1
25 Jul 17 7:15 pm Friendly Willenhall Town v W’Ton Sporting Community 0 - 9