Late goal denies Hemsworth MW a sixth straight win

On target: Nash Connolly.
On target: Nash Connolly.

Hemsworth MW let a lead slip twice as they had to settle for a point from their travel to play second from bottom Parkgate in the Premier Division of the Toolstation NCE League.

Despite making a flying start with a goal in the very first minute Wells were unable to kick on and missed out on a sixth successive league win as they drew 2-2 to stay in fifth place in the table.

It was the in-form Nash Connolly who gave Hemsworth their great opening, taking just a minute to add to the four goals he got in two matches last week and make it four successive games in which he has netted.

Parkgate, who have rebuilt their side in recent weeks, did not roll over, however, and were level on 24 minutes when Daniel Flynn struck.

Richard Collier restored Hemsworth’s lead five minutes later and it stayed 2-1 to half-time.

Chances went begging after the break when Wells could not quite kill the game off. They paid for it four minutes from time as Flynn netted again to make it 2-2.

Hemsworth manager Wayne Benn felt it was two points dropped by his side.

He said: “We should have won comfortably, and ultimately we come away with just a point because we haven’t been ruthless enough in both boxes.

“I’m hugely frustrated we haven’t made it six straight wins in the league, but we only have ourselves to blame. You simply can’t dominate the game like we did and not come away with the victory.

“The lads have been in really good form recently. We are still on a bit of an unbeaten run, so we will dust ourselves down and go again next week.”

Hemsworth travel to the coast this Saturday as they take on eighth-placed Bridlington Town.