Hemsworth MW hit goal trail to close in on highest-ever finish

Bradley Dockerty, among the goals for Hemsworth MW.
Bradley Dockerty, among the goals for Hemsworth MW.

After threatening to hit some big scores in recent weeks, but being held back by some bad luck in front of goal, it all came good for Hemsworth MW with convincing victories in the last week.

A 4-1 success at Harrogate Railway Athletic in midweek was followed up by an 8-1 thrashing of Parkgate last Saturday and Wayne Benn’s men are back on track for their highest ever finish in the Toolstation NCE Premier League.

Wells are up to fifth place with one game still to play, away to Hall Road Rangers tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

Another victory would guarantee a top six finish and they will finish fifth unless Maltby Main defeat Barton Town by a bigger margin than Hemsworth achieve in their final match – with just plus one dividing the rival sides currently.

In last Wednesday’s game Brad Dockerty set Wells on the way to their win when opening the scoring on 21 minutes.

A Taylor Foley own goal doubled the advantage before the break.

Harrogate hit back when Josh Underwood netted at the right end for them on 58 minutes, but Hemsworth were back in control with Dockerty’s second and they completed the scoring when Adam Wilson made it 4-1.

Dockerty was quick off the mark to continue his scoring exploits against already relegated Parkgate on Saturday, netting after just two minutes.

Hemsworth were three up by the 15th minute mark with Luke Danville and Nash Connolly also on target and they never really loosened their grip on the game.

Although former Wells striker Danny Critchlow pulled one back for Parkgate it was 5-1 by half-time as Dockerty scored his second and Chris Ovington got in on the scoring.

Connolly went on to complete his hat-trick after the break, taking his tally for the season up to 29 while Seon Ripley also found the target in a brilliant attacking display from Wells.

It could have been an even bigger margin as the home team failed to put away a penalty that would have given them nine.