Pontefract Collieries vs Worksop Town FC

August 29, 2017
Score: 5 - 1

Match Report

Pontrefact run riot over Worksop at Beechnut Lane.

Ash Emmett was the star of the first half scoring two goals in the space of seven minutes to give the hosts the lead. The Colls added to their lead, goals coming from centre half Jimmy Williams and a great second half strike from captain Mike Whitehouse, Hey finished off a fine performance from the hosts to give Pontrefact an unassailable lead. Debutant Alec Denton put the Tigers noses in front after a bright start from the visitors.

Worksop drew first blood in the early stages, Mitch Husbands sent a cracking ball into Denton who got in front of his man to manufacture an fine finish past the hosts keeper which gave Tigers an early lead.

Pontrefact’s pressure paid off minutes after, Worksop’s defence stood off danger man Emmett who made a smashing run into the Tigers box and rifled a shot from a tight angle that found the roof of the Worksop net.

Emmett got his second of the game on the half hour mark, a magnificent ball met the playmaker who was through on goal and tucked the ball under Kennedy to put the hosts into the lead for the first time in the game.

The Colls were in cruise control after a great corner came into the Worksop box, Jimmy Williams had a free header and the centre half took full advantage of the situation and produced a bullet header into the Worksop goal.

Game, set and match after an unbelievable strike from Mark Whitehouse seven minutes after the interval, the skipper’s shot was too much for Kennedy to give Pontrefact a 4-1 lead.

Pontrefact rubbed the salts into Worksop’s wounds after Colls striker Hey hit an fizzing drive which gave the hosts a 5-1 lead in the final stages to cap off a miserable night for the Tigers.


Steve Woolley
Jed Phillips
Michael Trench
Jordan Hodder
Mitch Husbands
Matt Booth
Alec Denton


Liam GreenfieldSub
Micah BishopSub