Saturday, January 29

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Willenhall Town


St Martins

WMRL Division One Saturday 16 September @ 3:00 pm

The Lockmen slumped to a disappointing defeat despite dominating this game for long periods.

The visitors were first to threaten with Declan Haire making a good save on two minutes, but it soon became one way towards the other goal as Cory Ensor fired inches over , Geovannie Shaw saw a header inches wide, Nathan Ensor fired just over and Reece Mann did likewise from thirty yards. The visitors however, scored out of the blue when Dave Hartshorne chased a long ball, sat his marker on his behind and scored from the narrowest of angles on 22 minutes. Two minutes later he doubled his and St Martin’s tally when he sent Haire the wrong way from the spot after a tackle from behind was punished. Shaw and Mann both went close from distance before Shaun Melusi went on a rampaging run only to be robbed as he shaped to shoot from inside the six yard box.

Ryan O’Brien was inches wide 15 seconds after the break as The Lockmen continued to attack and Ryan Dillon headed into the side-netting as The Reds continued to press. Shaw and Mann both went close again before The Lockmen should have had a penalty after a handball but nothing was given. However on 65 minutes it was 3-0 as Hartshorne completed his hat-trick, pouncing when the Willenhall defence failed to deal with a long ball. The visitors seemed happy to contain their hosts after this and The reds huffed and puffed, Shaw and sub Jake Morgan both going close but the visitors looked dangerous on the break as the game wound down.


Previous meetings

16 Sep 17 3:00 pm WMRL DIV1 Willenhall Town v St Martins 0 - 3