Hemsworth Miners Welfare – by Cameron Clark

Hemsworth Miners Welfare’s Cameron Clark provides us his analysis of Hemsworth Miners Welfare’s season to date.

Clark: It’s been a mixed last few games, results wise, for Hemsworth which has left us feeling disappointed, especially with the two defeats being tightly contested games against two clubs at the top end of the table.

It comes down to fine margins at this level and I think both games reflect that.

We have looked comfortable for the majority of this season and the odd individual error has cost us.

In the Barton game, we went two-nil down in the first half, but after slightly tweaking the formation at half-time, we were well on top controlling the game and created a lot of half chances but just failed to convert. Fair play to Barton as they saw the game out well.

The North Ferriby defeat was a tough one to take as the lads put in a great shift and looked comfortable defensively against a good North Ferriby side. I don’t think we were as fluent as we have been going forward, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.

The lads are an honest bunch and will always work hard for the 90+ minutes.

We had to start turning performances into results and we did this on Saturday at home to Bottesford. We could’ve killed the game in the first 25 minutes and probably should’ve had 4 or 5 goals but instead we only led 1-0 which meant Bottesford were well in the game. They scored from their only shot in the first half and drew level. Then we got a man sent off which made the task of getting three points harder. Luckily we got one back and managed to go into halftime with a 2-1 lead but with 10 men. Even with a man sent off we didn’t switch anything tactically and out went to kill the game rather than sit back and try and see the game out. Another dominant half saw us win the game 5-1.

Hopefully from the sidelines you can see it all coming together. The lads have all bought into what the management are wanting us to do and I’m excited for this season as I think we will continue to grow into it and once everything clicks, we’ll kick on and keep climbing the table.