Six of the best for rampant Welfare

Kimberley striker Anthony Gregory (right), scorer of two of their goals, challenges for possession against Greenwood Meadows.
Kimberley striker Anthony Gregory (right), scorer of two of their goals, challenges for possession against Greenwood Meadows.

Kimberley MW 6

Greenwood Meadows 0

Kimberley celebrated their first home game at step six of the pyramid in style by crushing Greenwood Meadows on Saturday.

Manager Paul Rawden welcomed back Josh Stevenson and also included new signing Mark Smith, although was without the services ofIan Shepherd and Richard Dean.

It was largely one way traffic for the majority of the game, however, the first chance fell for Greenwood but their effort hitting the post.

The opening goal came when a superb move from Martin Lench and Anthony Gregory saw Smith put through on goal and the debutant slotted home after just ten minutes.

Elliot King then doubled Welfare’s lead on 29 minutes as he headed home from a corner, before Gregory had a great chance to make it three but his effort went wide of the target from close range.

Kimberley started the second-half where they left off in the first, in an attacking mood, rewarded when Scott Carlile was brought down on the edge of the box. Skipper Lench’s free-kick deceived everyone including the Meadows keeper and found the net via a post.

The impressive Gregory made it four as he beat the offside trap to fire home, and the same player scored the fifth from the penalty spot after Jamie Carlton had been fouled in the box.

Substitute Liam Honeyman completed the rout with a neat finish four minutes from time.

It rounded off a good start to the season for Welfare who travel to leaders Barrow Town on Saturday before a local derby with Radford at The Stag Ground on Bank Holiday Monday, 3pm kick-off.