Toolstation NCEL Division One
Worsbrough Bridge 1-5 Grimsby Borough
Worsbrough Bridge were well-beaten by one of the league’s favourites Grimsby Borough at Park Road.
It was always going to take an effort worthy of superheroes to overcome the visitors, but Lee Morris’ men did not help themselves by conceding at critical times.
Just three minutes had passed when goalkeeper Chris Shaw flapped at a cross and gifted an easy goal to former Cleethorpes Town predatory striker Marc Cooper.
Cooper, his partner Daniel Trott, plus wingers Caine Winfarrah and Adam Drury cannot be given any room and Worsbrough did just that.
The contest was over by half-time. A blast from 12 yards from Trott opened his tally and added Grimsby’s second.
It was wave after wave for Worsbrough’s defence and Shaw then tipped Callum Lovitt’s powerful drive onto the crossbar to deny them a third.
However, he was unable to stop Trott scoring it when the former Manchester City youngster Drury nipped in down Grimsby’s right-hand-side.
The second half began in the worst possible manner as another spill from Shaw enabled Trott to score and seal his hat-trick.
Worsbrough were fortunate that Grimsby did not go onto score many more times as the visitors wasted numerous chances.
The home side also deserve credit as they kept going themselves, without much reward. The brief moment of joy came from young substitute Owen Cooke who burst through midfield before hitting a rasping 35-yard pile-driver into the bottom corner.
The fifth goal came in the closing stages when Winfrrah cut inside on the left and sent the ball into the net past Shaw.
Worsbrough Bridge: Shaw, Connor Rollinson, Oldham, Huly (Austin 70), J Wilson, Waldron, Mhlolo, Batty (captain) (Cooke 70), Mawson, Taylor, Calan Rollinson (Kerr 55). Subs unused: Vinten, M Wilson.
Worsbrough man of the match: Jack Mawson