Hemsworth MW’s return to action in their first game for three weeks was an unlucky one as they fell to a last minute goal in their top six clash with Pickering Town in the Toolstation NCE Premier League.
Wells led twice and had enough chances to be well clear by half-time, but failed to put their opponents away and paid the price when Matt Turnbull’s last minute goal clinched a 3-2 win for the visitors.
In a good quality contest at the Yorkshire NuBuilds Stadium, Brad Dockerty struck first for sixth-placed Hemsworth when he found the net after 28 minutes.
It stayed 1-0 to half-time, but only good goalkeeping and some poor finishing saw the visitors still in it as Wells were unable to cash in on their good build-up play.
Joe Danby levelled for the Pikes six minutes into the second half, but Adam Hayton put away a penalty to restore the hosts’ advantage on the hour.
Again Pickering hit back with Frank Belt netting to set up a tense finish in which Wells’ cause was not helped when they went down to 10 men after keeper Danny Rusling was sent-off.
And, as in the meeting between the sides earlier in the season, it was the Pikes who came up with a winning goal in the dying seconds through Turnbull.
Hemsworth are away to second-placed Handsworth Parramore this Saturday.