Handsworth win see-saw battle with Hemsworth

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Richard Tootle celebrating a rare goal. Picture: Ken Allsebrook

FA Cup heroes Handsworth eventually came out on top during the see-saw 5-3 battle with Hemsworth Miners Welfare at Olivers Mount.

New Hemsworth manager Shane Kelsey must have seen some fight from side as they led for quite a bit of the game.

The Wells raced into a 2-0 lead through Tom Cadzow and Connor Brunt after just 24 minutes.

It was only on the stroke of half-time when Handsworth got back into it – Sam Smith netting.

Tom Roebuck levelled the match straight after the break.

But then Hemsworth did not stop as Layton Swaine restored their lead.

Two quick-fire goals after the hour turned the game on its head.

Jack Harrison made it 3-3 before Roebuck put them in front for the first time.

Richard Tootle sealed the win for Russ Eagle’s men in the last minute.

Tom Roebuck scoring the first of two goals in Handsworth’s 5-3 defeat of Hemsworth. Picture: Ken Allsebrook

Silsden and Penistone Church both suffered defeats.

Penistone, with Brett Lovell back in the side, were beaten 3-0 at Bottesford Town.

Silsden lost 2-0 at AFC Mansfield. 

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