Santos screamer lights up post-Benn era

Hemsworth star Sidney Santos

Sidney Santos ensured the post-Wayne Benn era at Hemsworth Miners Welfare began with a bang after his injury-time long range screamer earned them a 2-1 win over Liversedge.

The winner sparked euphoric scenes and secured a winning start for caretaker bosses Luke Danville and Steven Jeff.

Hemsworth had to come from behind as Ollie Fearon had pounced during a goal-mouth scramble in the 15th minute to fire Jonathan Rimmington’s men ahead.

The Wells did not waste time and they were quickly back level as Eddie Cass leapt to head home from close range from a free kick from the right.

The contest was extremely tight and could have either way. Joe Walton went close for ‘Sedge in the second half, while Hemsworth’s Jay Davis hit the bar.

When a draw was set to be confirmed, Dos Santos beat four men before firing into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Promotion-chasing Hemsworth are now one point behind leaders Penistone Church.

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