Law leads way as Hemsworth MW hit goal trail again

Hemsworth MW's Cameron Clark takes on Liversedge's Harrison Blakey. Picture: John Clifton
Hemsworth MW's Cameron Clark takes on Liversedge's Harrison Blakey. Picture: John Clifton

After failing to score in their previous two league games Hemsworth MW rediscovered their goal touch in terrific style as they hammered five past Liversedge to knock them off top spot in the Toolstation NCE Premier.

A Billy Law hat-trick together with goals from Nick Guest and Ash Smith saw the Wells record their third and best home win of the season in an entertaining encounter.

It was Guest who got the ball rolling when he latched onto a Law header to coolly finish over the diving keeper to open the scoring on 21 minutes.

Law got the first of his three goals on 39 minutes when his shot was flagged as crossing the line as a number of defenders desperately attempted to clear the ball.

But three minutes later the visitors pulled a goal back through Harrison Blakey and they showed why they came into the game top of the table as they quickly followed up with a second, Vaughan Redford netting to make it 2-2 on the stroke of half-time.

Ashley Smith replaced Richard Collier on the hour for the Wells and soon made his mark as he put them back in front on 65 minutes. Hemsworth now got on top and when Brice Tiani played over a perfect ball Law smashed it into the roof of the net to make it 4-2.

Law capped off his and the club’s great day with his hat-trick goal with a couple of minutes left after calmly shooting home from Adam Wilson’s lay-off.

It was a good all round display from Hemsworth with Harry Viggars keeping the team in the game with some outstanding last-ditch tackles.

Wells were quickly back in action on Tuesday night when they hosted Parkgate in the third round of the NCE League Cup and won again thanks to a late goal by Law.

In a tight game one goal proved enough to take Wells through as they got it 10 minutes from time with Law netting his eighth of the season.

Hemsworth take a break from the NCE League this Saturday when they travel to play Leicester-based Kirby Muxloe in the first round proper of the Buildbase FA Vase (kick-off 3pm).

The hosts play in the Premier Division of the United Counties League and will be something of an unknown quantity for Wayne Benn’s men, but they will be smarting after taking a 12-2 battering at the hands of Peterborough Sports last Saturday to leave themselves on the bottom of the table.

Wells are bidding to reach the FA Vase second round proper for the second year in a row, having beaten West Auckland Town at this stage in 2015.

Hemsworth return to league action next Wednesday when away to Albion Sports (7.45pm).