Husbands a four-goal hero as Worksop Town top the NCEL Premier again

Worksop Town v Liversedge on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at Sandy Lane. Mitch Husbands in action for Worksop.
Worksop Town v Liversedge on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at Sandy Lane. Mitch Husbands in action for Worksop.

Worksop Town returned to the top of the NCEL Premier with a 6-0 thrashing of Liversedge, without ever hitting top gear.

There was, however, a four-goal salvo for Mitch Husbands for the 440 in attendance to enjoy.

Worksop Town v Liversedge on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at Sandy Lane. Jordon celebrates after scoring Worksop's first goal of the game.

Worksop Town v Liversedge on Wednesday 28th October 2015 at Sandy Lane. Jordon celebrates after scoring Worksop's first goal of the game.

Tom Elliott had the first shot of the night, getting on the end of Kyle Jordan’s cross and firing wide via a deflection.

There was an early let off when Jordan Cooke slipped, allowing Joe Walton to get in on goal, the striker blasting over.

It was Cooke who grabbed the opening goal a minute later, nodding into the net after head tennis in the box.

Four minutes later Liversedge were fortunate to remain 1-0 down, a slack back pass allowing Jordan to nip in ahead of stopper Liam Scott-Bell and roll the ball goalwards, missing by inches.

And at the other end, a ball over the top had Tigers struggling, Walton lobbing Jon Kennedy but missing the net.

When Callum Harrison slipped in possession, Vaughan Redford raced forward and thumped a drive against the post.

But the hosts were far more clinical than their visitors, Husbands stealing a yard on his marker and blasting home with his left peg in some style to double the lead.

The woodwork, and reflexes of Kennedy, came to Worksop’s rescue when Walton got to the byline before pulling the ball back to Redford whose shot was knocked onto the bar by the Tigers custodian.

Worksop found themselves going further in front after a let off, Steve Woolley’s shot parried into the path of Husbands who volleyed in his second.

The fourth arrived almost instantly, Jordan controlling on the edge of the box, turning and sending a low trajectory rocket into the far corner.

It should have been 5-0 when Husbands sent his strike partner through, but Jordan’s shot didn’t manage to creep under Scott-Bell.

The second half began with another chance for Worksop, Jordan setting his sights from 20 yards and drawing a fine save from Scott-Bell.

It was a lacklustre start from Worksop, who had almost all of the possession but failed to do a great deal against a side content to sit back.

When Liversedge did eventually attack, Walton was afforded too much room and brought another save from Kennedy.

A poor kick from Scott-Bell finally gave Worksop a real chance, Woolley playing in Husbands for his hat-trick, and the keeper made amends with a stop.

It was perhaps fitting that the first goal of the second half, in the 86th minute, was a scrappy one.

Elliott beat a couple of players and his pass bobbled off a defender and the keeper before Husbands, on his back, prodded in his hat-trick.

The sixth goal, a minute later, was a better one, as a ball in from the right was slid past Scott-Bell by Husbands for 6-0.

Husbands wanted more and after tip-toeing past two challenges, sent a sidefooted effort just past the post, Scott-Bell beaten.

Worksop Town: Kennedy 8, Cottingham 6, Roe 6 (Waddle 77), Lawrence 7, Woolley 7, Cooke 6, Higginson 6 (Ward 82), HUSBANDS 8, Jordan 6 (Fereday 73), Elliott 6. Not used: Hobson, Adam.

Liversedge: Scott-Bell, Coulthard, Arnold (Tarangadzo 67), Crommack (Tonkinson 63), Wallace, Brook, Chibaro, Kane, Walton, Redford (McMurrough 85), Collins. Not used: Barron.

Referee: Mr M, Fryer. Assistants: Mr. A. Giles, Mr I. Jackson.

Goalscorers: Cooke 9, Husbands 23, 33, 86, 87, Jordan 35

Yellows: Crommack 49, Walton 59, Redford 75

Attendance: 440.