Hemsworth MW bounce back after Vase defeat

Hemsworth MW's Danny Critchlow shoots on goal in the FA Vase tie with Sunderland RCA. Picture: Allan McKenzie
Hemsworth MW's Danny Critchlow shoots on goal in the FA Vase tie with Sunderland RCA. Picture: Allan McKenzie
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Hemsworth MW’s great run in the FA Vase came to an abrupt halt on Saturday when they went out at the second round stage against Sunderland RCA at the MDC Stadium.

Wayne Benn’s men had beaten another Northern League side in the previous round, but were up against it from early on against Sunderland after they went behind in the first minute and went on to lose 5-1.

The visitors went forward from the kick-off and Colin Larkin netted the first of what would be a hat-trick.

His second goal on 36 minutes doubled the lead and any hopes Welfare had of a comeback were effectively ended as Stephen Callen made it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time.

Kevin Gordon added a fourth for Sunderland on the hour before Hemsworth finally had some joy with Sam Jones netting 15 minutes from time.

Larkin had the last word for the visitors with his third goal five minutes from the end and it was all over for Wells in their memorable FA Vase run.

After their first defeat in eight matches Hemsworth were straight back to winning ways in style when they got back to business in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League on Tuesday night.

At home to Hall Road Rangers, they ran out 9-2 winners to stretch their lead at the top to four points.

They were three up in the first seven minutes and 8-1 ahead by half-time.

Danny Critchlow led the scoring with four goals with Nash Connolly (two), Jack Steers and Shane Kelsey on target to go with an own goal,

This Saturday Hemsworth are to home again when they take on Teversal (kick-off 3pm), who stood in tenth place after the weekend’s matches.