Connolly suffers injury as Hemsworth MW lose

Hemsworth's Nash Connolly is seen here when he was denied by Pontefract Collieries keeper Ben Saynor in last week's FA Vase tie.
Hemsworth's Nash Connolly is seen here when he was denied by Pontefract Collieries keeper Ben Saynor in last week's FA Vase tie.

Hemsworth MW suffered their second league defeat of the season and failed to score for only the second time as they lost at home to Bottesford Town in the Toolstation NCE Premier.

The Wells came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 result against one of the other promoted sides from Division One.

Their day was made all the worst as they lost top scorer Nash Connolly, who injured his collarbone and ankle and had to be taken to hospital. Everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery.

Although Hemsworth had most of the game the finishing in the last third proved the downfall.

Defender Rob Tonks came closest to scoring when his shot from 35 yards out in the first half beat the keeper only to hit the crossbar.

Sam Jones saw a shot superbly saved, but it was the visitors who scored on the stroke of half-time through Gareth Barlow.

The second half was much more of the same with Wells unable to create their usual amount of chances, although Nick Guest was set up well by Brice Tiani only to see his shot saved.

Another injury saw Rogan Green have to go off, but in the last 15 minutes Hemsworth pressed for an equaliser and were unlucky not to get it.

Guest hit the foot of the post shortly before bringing the best out of the visiting keeper again with a shot from close range.

They could not find the net, though, with Bottesford’s narrow victory allowing them to stay ahead of Hemsworth in the Premier table.

They are up to fifth place while Wells are now in seventh, although they do have a game in hand on several teams above them.

Next up for the Wells is a short trip to Glasshoughton Welfare for the second qualifying round tie in the Buildbase FA Vase this Saturday, 3pm kick-off. They are back in league action next Tuesday away to Pickering Town (7.45pm).

A date for the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup tie at home to Parkgate has been fixed with the tie being played on Tuesday, October 11 (kick-off 7.45pm).

Hemsworth manager Wayne Benn has added Jack Atkinson to his squad.

Atkinson is a talented young midfielder who has been a part of Guiseley AFC Academy for the last two seasons.

He most recently has spent time with Ossett Town, playing for them during pre-season.