Dodworth retain #ItsOkToTalk Shield

Wombwell Main 1-5 Dodworth Miners Welfare 

Intelligent striker Craig Allen celebrates Dodworth’s cup win

Dodworth Miners Welfare comfortably retained the #ItsOkToTalk Shield after scoring four times during the first half.

Calan Rollinson, Tom Arnold (2), prodigal son Danny Barlow and Sam Severn netted for Darren Young’s side.

The annual fixture raises money for the Samaritans and the Barnsley-based community group Project 14. 

Rollinson opened the scoring in contentious fashion.

The youngster looked 16.7 yards offside before he rounded goalkeeper Dale Crossland and almost missed scoring into the empty net. 

Unofficial linesman and local man Danny Frost’s offside flag was waved down by the referee.

Wombwell were unfortunate to be behind as and during the first half they had a few good chances and were only denied by top goalkeeping.

Arnold’s first goal was an excellent strike from a difficult angle.

Whilst Wombwell’s performance had been good despite the score-line, by half-time the game was over for them.

Two defensive mistakes gifted two goals to Dodworth – initially Arnold and then Barlow who scored a trademark goal from distance.

Wombwell refused to let their heads drop and they battled hard in the second half and got one back through Atley Jackson.

Dodworth were particularly impressive in defence with Billy Rhodes and James Byford solid as rocks in the central areas.

The visitors went for intelligence, pace, power and ruthlessness towards the end as substitutes, striker Craig Allen and wing wizard Josh Herring, were thrown on.

Allen was nearby when Severn added the fifth after pouncing on the rebound from Connor Rollinson’s shot.

Calan Rollinson manages to score into the empty net
Rather than celebrate Rollinson became involved in a bout of verbal jousting with a local man
Dodworth Miners Welfare star Danny Barlow
Dodworth Miners Welfare wing wizard Josh Herring

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