ChromaSport United Counties League
Harrowby United 6
Rothwell Corinthians 0
Harrowby United equalled their biggest win of the season, scoring six without reply against their visitors from Northamptonshire, Rothwell Corinthians.
The game was played in continuous rain on an ever-deteriorating pitch, so both teams took great credit for trying to play passing football throughout.
Harrowby nearly took the lead after 10 minutes when a through-ball from Luke Peberdy gave top scorer Martin Wormall a shooting chance which was deflected away for a corner.
The first goal arrived on 24 minutes after a sweeping move involving Sam Hill and Peberdy released Sam Kirton. Kirton surged forward before crossing for Wormall whose shot brought the first of many fine saves from Rothwell’s keeper Brad Wilson. From the resulting corner, the ball was not cleared and fell kindly for man-of-the-match Simon Bolland to lash home through a crowd of players.
The lead was doubled two minutes later when another corner was cleared only as far as Scott Webb who picked out Wormall on the far post who despatched the ball clinically from six yards out.
A third goal came after 31 minutes when a ball out of defence found Wormall wide on the left. His ball into the penalty area found its way to Peberdy who controlled and finished coolly past Wilson.
Three became four on the stroke of half time. Skipper Matt Hodgkin played a dangerous ball towards the visitors’ penalty area. It was only half cleared to Wormall who advanced into the area before slotting the ball home for his 34th goal of the season.
The one-way traffic continued in the second half with Wormall bringing another good save from keeper Wilson after 49 minutes. From the corner, the ball reached the far post where a stretching Hill was just unable to keep his effort down, the ball narrowly clearing the cross bar.
The fifth goal came two minutes before the hour mark after a great run down the left from Sam Kirton ended with him laying the ball back to Webb. He threaded through to Craig Wilson who finished with a low shot past his namesake Brad Wilson.
The final goal of the game came from another corner, this time taken short to Bolland whose driven cross was met by a diving Hill, who powered home a great header after 61 one minutes.
Three minutes from time, overworked keeper Wilson produced another great save from Bolland who had been set up by Wormall.
The game’s match ball sponsor was S.A.O. Carpentry and Joinery of Grantham.
Harrowby United: Drury, Hill, Vorley (Brothwell, 71), Hodgkin (c), Whyley, Webb, Kirton, Bolland, Peberdy, Wormall, Wilson (Michniew, 66). Subs not used: Mayes, Harrison, Fardell.