Hemsworth MW go into their final game of the season this Saturday knowing victory will clinch them third place in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League.
Convincing victories in two games in three days against Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and Yorkshire Amateur lifted Wayne Benn’s men up into third spot and they will stay there if they win away at lowly Winterton Rangers this Saturday or if fourth-placed AFC Emley fail to win at home to Hallam.
Welfare are going to narrowly miss out on promotion unless there is any unforeseen restructuring needed in the league this summer, but their excellent season is finishing in a positive manner.
Travelling to Worsbrough last Thursday they could have been forgiven for feeling flat after rivals Pontefract Collieries then Clipstone clinched the top two spots in the days leading up to the game. But not a bit of it as they had the points sewn up by half-time when leading 3-0.
Top scorer Nick Guest fired Hemsworth ahead after just six minutes and further goals by Jason Yates and Adam Wilson had them in complete control at the break.
Welfare understandably took their foot off the gas a little in the second half, but did complete a 4-0 success as Sam Colbear added a 90th minute goal.
On Saturday Hemsworth played their last home game of the season and came up with another good display to beat a decent Yorkshire Amateur side 5-2.
This time they did not start so well and had to come from behind after Joel Hughes put the Ammas ahead on 18 minutes. But they were level by half-time as Guest netted.
Robbie Crapper then put Hemsworth ahead before the prolific Guest’s 37th goal of a remarkable season made it 3-1 on 70 minutes.
There was plenty of goalmouth action in the last 10 minutes as Welfare scored again, but the visitors pulled a goal back through Harrison Blakey.
Fittingly it was Hemsworth who had the last word when Cameron Clark netted his side’s fifth goal in the 90th minute.