Wormley Rovers 4 - 3 Hadley Wood & Wingate
Seven goal thriller in Wormley
A seven goal thriller was played out at Wormley Sports Club where a mad five minute spell following a red card for Frankie Webb lead to Hadley Wood squandering a 2-1 led to fall 4-2 behind before pulling back a consolidation.
It was a bright start for Hadley Wood & Wingate when a free kick from Tyler Hatherly after four minutes was tipped over bat by the Wormley goalkeeper.
Hadley Wood & Wingate dominated for the majority of the first half but it was Wormley Rovers who took the lead in the 24th minute after a counter attack led to a cross from the left wing which was turned in from two yards. The remainder of the half was full of attacks from Hadley Wood including Lewis Jones hitting the post from a narrow angle after 40 minutes. In injury time in the first half Jones was able to beat the keeper with a wonder strike from 35 yards out looped over the goalkeeper's head and into the back of the net.
The second half started which the same way the first ended with Hadley Wood dominating and after 48 minutes Hadley Wood deservedly took the lead after a lovely run from Jones beating three players led to a powerful shot too hot to handle for the goalkeeper.
But the game was turned on its head five minutes later on 54 minutes when a break away from Wormley led to Frankie Webb being sent off after the referee believed Webb to be the last man although the attacker for Wormley looked like running away from goal. The resulting free kick was despatched into the top corner for the equaliser.
Hadley Wood needed to recover quickly but Wormley took full advantage after a misplaced pass straight from kick off saw Wormley take the lead. The lead was extended further four minutes later after 59 minutes when Wormley made it 4-2.
Hadley Wood were finally able to find some composure and got a goal back on 61 minutes when a strong shot from Lewis Jones was parried into the path of Danny Hart who tapped home for 4-3.
The remainder of the game was full of pressure from Hadley Wood but they were unable to get past an excellent goalkeeping display for the final 30 minutes by the Wormley goalkeeper. The result leaves Hadley Wood on 3 points after 3 games.