Harworth put 13 goals past hapless Welbeck


Harworth Colliery welcomed last season’s whipping boys Welbeck Lions for their opening fixture of the Central Midlands League North season - and proceeded to score 13 goals past them.

Welbeck finished bottom of the table last season with a goal difference of -195 and have now already conceded 40 in their three games so far this season.

Tom Pick had a couple of early half chances, before an own goal, after seven minutes, gave Harworth the lead.

Micky Davies should have made it two soon after, before on 13 minutes the lively Pick was brought down when through on goal and Greg Archer dispatched the resulting penalty.

The visiting keeper then made a good save from a Pick effort, but could do nothing on 19 minutes to stop a low drive from the same player.

Pick was causing all sorts of problems for the Welbeck defence and when Micky Davies put him through on goal he beat the advancing keeper only to see the ball cleared off the line.

From the resulting corner Moussa saw his header come back of the crossbar, but on 27 minutes Pick again beat the keeper from the edge of the box for the Colliery’s fourth.

On 35 minutes Mickeyy Davies saw his header come back off the cross bar and Josh Davies was on hand to put the rebound away.

Jordan Hardman then saw his shot saved and the last action of the half saw a Josh Davies effort just clear the crossbar.

The second half was six minutes old when Sam Westerman chased down a long ball, got to the byline and put in a cross that was missed by all and Mickey Davies fired into the empty net.

A minute later and new captain Lee Edmonson got onto the scoresheet with a low shot into the corner of the net.

Greg Fox then replaced Greg Archer, as Josh Davies and Westerman both had shots saved by the keeper. Danny Dean then replaced Josh Davies and on 65 minutes Mickey Davies set up his strike partner Pick to complete his hat-trick.

The ninth goal was added on 74 minutes, Dean making the most of a defensive error.

Marley Alder then replaced hat-trick hero Pick, and he had only been on the field for a couple of minutes when he added the tenth.

On 80 minutes it was 11-0 as Westerman fired home, and number 12 was just two minutes away as Dean picked his spot after Lewis Francis set him up.

Hardman went on a mazy run but his shot just went wide and Francis then set up Alder who really should have added to the scoreline, but he made amends a minute later when he sent a low shot into the corner to round off the scoring.

Colliery host Clay Cross Town on Saturday at 3pm.