Hemsworth frustrated after Pikes hit them with late goal

Adam Hayton, right, who was on target for Hemsworth MW against Pickering.
Adam Hayton, right, who was on target for Hemsworth MW against Pickering.

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.