Wormall scores four as Harrowby extend winning streak

Martin Wormall grabbed four goals as Harrowby United made it three league wins on the trot.
Martin Wormall grabbed four goals as Harrowby United made it three league wins on the trot.

Harrowby United recorded their third league win in a row as they trounced Buckingham Town thanks to a hat-trick from Martin Wormall.

After losing their opening four league games of the season, United have seen a complete reversal in fortunes, culminating in a thumping 6-0 away victory at Buckingham Town on Saturday.

United co-manager Mark Fardell said: “We’ve really turned the corner.

“We had a really tough start in the league but I think the players we have in the squad are getting used to the standard and the kind of football that’s played - and that’s all come from the training.”

Wormall was the star of the show, grabbing four goals for the arrows.

Harrowby took the lead after only eight minutes when a free kick from the right by Bobby Lee was knocked in at the far post by Jack Whyley.

Lee Shaw had the chance to increase the lead after 25 minutes but the Robbins keeper Craig Knox saved well when Shaw was clean though.

Martin Wormall doubled the Arrows’ lead when he capitalised on a poor clearance from the home keeper to fire in from distance.

Harrowby made it 3-0 after 54 minutes when a tackle by Bolland in midfield was taken on by Sam Hill who fed Shaw out wide on the left. Shaw’s pin point cross found Wormall at the far post who tapped the ball home.

On the hour mark substitute Scott Webb just over ran the ball when set free by Liam Harper, allowing keeper Knox to save.

A rare defensive lapse called Jack Drury in the Harrowby goal into action, making a great save to retain the visitors clean sheet.

After 73 minutes a solo effort from Bolland saw him lob the ball just over the crossbar. A minute later Whyley found Wormall with a through ball. The striker controlled the ball, held off a defender and coolly slotted the ball home for his hat-trick.

After 79 minutes Whyley made it 5-0, forcing the ball in after the home defence failed to clear a corner.

Two minutes from time Sam Hill cleared off his own goal line as Buckingham searched for a consolation goal.

Wormall added his fourth and Harrowby’s sixth in the 90th minute when a short corner found Bolland who beat a couple of players and crossed for man-of-the-match to fire home from close range.

Fardell paid tribute to star forward Wormall but reserved his most glowing praise for his strike partner Lee Shaw.

Fardell said: “Martin looks back to his best now but I want to give a special mention to Lee Shaw.

“He’s only a teenager but he’s been absolutely outstanding all season. I can’t speak highly enough of him.

“He’s taken all the knocks and done so much off the ball. He’s been awesome.”

Harrowby: Jack Drury, Sam Hill, Chris Gibson (Sam Weatherstone), Matt Hodgkin (capt), Jack Whyley, Bobby Lee (Scott Webb), Simon Bolland, Owen Sheridan (Jamie Preston), Liam Harper, Martin Wormall, Lee Shaw.