Haller’s hat-trick highlight as Hemsworth win cup final

Hemsworth Miners Welfare reserves celebrate their victory in Sunday's final at Nostell.
Hemsworth Miners Welfare reserves celebrate their victory in Sunday's final at Nostell.

Mid-fielder Liam Haller’s hat-trick helped Hemsworth Miners Welfare reserves to a 6-3 win over Thatched House in the Wakefield and Distict Sunday League Championship Two League Cup final at Nostell on Sunday.

Hemsworth led 5-1 at the break after making a flying start with a second minute goal.

A clever pass from Will Kemp was not intercepted and fell to D’arcy Pugh who drilled a low effort past the keeper to put Welfare ahead.

At the other end, Thatched House striker Stef Furness flashed a shot across the face of the Hemsworth goal before Haller capitalised on a defensive mishap to make it 2-0.

Thatched House pulled a goal back in the 29th minute when Joe Ingram picked up a loose ball and put striker Craig Lowe through on goal and the latter scoring with a clever chip over the on-rushing keeper to make it 2-1.

However, Welfare stepped up a gear which saw them notch three further goals without reply to surge into a commanding half-time lead through strikes from Will Kemp, Haller and D’arcy for his second of the game.

Thatched House rolled up their sleeves on the turn and forced the Welfare side to defend in numbers before Haller completed a splendid hat-trick to end any fightback chance.

Thatched House added goals through Stef Furness and Joe Ingrham but the game was already out of reach.

Football League referee Andy Madley presented the trophy to Hemsworth MW Reserves captain Sam Whitehall and the match ball, sponsored by Main Street Fishires, East Ardsley, to man of the match Haller.