Classy Worksop blast 10 past Glasshoughton to go second in NCEL Premier

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Worksop Town moved up into second in the NCEL Premier, after a resounding 10-0 mauling of strugglers Glasshoughton Welfare.

Hat-tricks for Conor Sellars and Mitch Husbands were the highlights for the hosts, who were simply too strong for the league’s bottom side.

While a home victory was always likely, they took their time to grab the game by the neck.

The visitors, who named just a bare 11 on the team sheet, won an early corner but failed to make the most of it.

The best Tigers could muster was a Sam Liversidge shot that was deflected wide, and Jake Scott’s off target header after three corners in quick succession.

It took Worksop 14 minutes to hit the front, but the opener was well worth the wait - Sellars curling a beautiful 22-yard free-kick over the wall and into the top left hand corner.

The game had barely restarted when Tigers made it 2-0, Liversidge striding out of defence and feeding Conor Higginson who turned his man and drilled the ball into the far corner with his left.

Glasshoughton refused to go quietly though, coming forward through Kingsley Weatherald, the striker bringing a good save from Jon Stewart.

On 24 minutes the game was as good as over as contest however, Sellars clipping the ball to the back post where Higginson headed home.

Fitter, quicker and stronger than their visitors, Worksop eased through the first half, controlling the tempo and finding space at will.

Ten minutes before the interval, Husbands got the goal he was craving and it was a stunning finish, smacking the ball in off the far post from an acute angle.

He then turned provider, slotting in Sellars who went one on one with Archer and simply rolled it past him.

On the stroke of half-time Sellars completed his hat-trick following a quick break, Higginson feeding him, Sellars going round the keeper and finishing coolly.

That was Sellars’ last contribution, boss Mark Shaw replacing him with Jack Hawkins at the break.

Tigers were out very early for the second half, working on passing moves with Shaw before the visitors emerged.

And although they kept the ball for almost every single second of the first 20 minutes, Tigers failed to create a chance.

But when Scott’s free-kick reached Man of the Match Tom Burgin at the back post, the centre-half volleyed it inside and Husbands managed to get something on it, the ball looping over Archer and int.

He must have thought he’d joined Sellars on three goals when he caught a 25-yard shot flush, Archer pulling out a fantastic save to deny him.

The resulting corner found McCauley Shillito and he headed onto the bar.

Goal number eight was all about Hawkins, going on a searing run from halfway, leaving four players for dead and reaching the box where he simply slid it to Chris Whincop, and the substitute finished high into the net.

There was still time for Husbands to bag that hat-trick, winning a penalty and stepping up himself to blast it past the beleagured Archer.

And Whincop made it double figures on 90 minutes, gliding past two players and slamming in from 18 yards.

Worksop Town: Stewart 8, Wafula 8, Smythe 8, Pursehouse 8, Liversidge 9, BURGIN 9, Sellars 9 (Hawkins 45), Scott 9 (Shillito 69), Husbands 9, Higginson 9 (Whincop 56), Waddle 8. Not used: Lannanman, Shaw.

Glasshoughton Welfare: Archer, Prudhoe, Morley, Kellett, Walsh, Cressey, Horton, Snaith, Mottley-Henry, Weatherald, Dyson. No subs.

Referee: Mr D. Bourne. Assistants: Mr M. Tinsley, Mr M. McGill.

Goalscorers: Sellars 14, 42, 45, Higginson 15, 24, Husbands 35, 65, 86 (pen), Whincop 78, 90

Yellows: Kellett 21, Cressy 64

Attendance: 338.