WORKSOP SUNDAY LEAGUE: Shireoaks progress, Legion and Innings in the goals
Action resumed in the Worksop Sunday League this weekend…
A welcome return of football at Harrison Drive saw Royal Legion face Rhodesia - two sides that in previous years would have been fighting out at the top of the table.
With both teams finding their feet early on the deadlock was broken with a typical route one goal, a long ball from the keeper wasn’t dealt with by the Rhodesia defence allowing Jake Marsh.
Marsh went on to compete his hat-trick within the first 18 minutes of the match after some great link-up play with strike partner Liam Arnold, who would go onto get a well deserved goal of his own to make the score 4-0.
Rhodesia pulled one back before the break.
The second half was a scrappy affair with both teams finding the heat and lack of conditioning an issue, Rhodesia had the majority of the possession with Arnold and Marsh still being dangerous on the counter.
A free kick swung in by Brandon Hooley midway through the second half looped over the keeper and into the net to put the game beyond a battling Rhodesia side before a great glancing header from Brandon Bonser making it 6-1.
Shireoaks Inn progressed to the semi-final of the Dave Crisp Challenge Cup following a 3-1 home win against Worksop Lions.
It took 18 minutes for the breakthrough, Morris with a fierce drive that caught the lions defender and hit the back of the net.1-0.
Lions kept coming back and had a couple of decent chances that they were unable to take whilst Shireoaks hit the woodwork at the other end.
On 35 minutes Shireoaks had breathing space as Dom Gray smashed his shot in off the bar.
Shireoaks keeper Taylor saved a second-half penalty before Lions found the net via Cooley. Shireoaks had the final say as Haigh nodded home.
Innings FC made it nine wins from nine in Division Two with a 9-2 win over Blacksmiths Arms.
Ricky Bolton scored four while Joe Green scored a goal of the season contender.
Dylan Taylor (two), Blaine Humphrey and Jamie Thompson also netted for Innings.