Welfare romp past Aylestone Park

Scott Carlile was one of the Kimberley players to find the net at Aylestone Park.
Scott Carlile was one of the Kimberley players to find the net at Aylestone Park.

Kimberley Miners Welfare lifted themselves back into 10th place in the EMCL with an emphatic 5-0 victory away to Aylestone Park.

Welfare introduced new signing Nathan Kelly and gave a first start to Sean Chapman from the club’s reserve team.

It was one-way traffic from the off as the lively Kelly broke through but his effort rattled against the cross bar, Liam Honeyman and Elliott King also going close.

Welfare got the lead they deserved on 16 minutes, Kelly splitting apart the back four before superbly lifting the ball over the advancing keeper.

Six minutes later Welfare doubled their lead as Scott Carlile tried his luck from 25 yards out, the shot somehow evading the goalkeeper and found the net.

It was quickly 3-0 and game over. Mark Smith, back to his best, made a superb run through the channels and slotted past the keeper.

Welfare keeper Andrew Dell spent the game as a mere spectator even though Aylestone took charge of the possession they failed to convert this into chances.

At the other end, Honeyman’s quick turn and shot was well saved as was Smith’s effort.

The second-half started with Park taking the majority of possession again but their young side failed to convert this into any clear cut chances and didn’t manage to get a single shot on target in the 90 minutes.

Kimberley were creating lots but Honeyman, King and Chapman were all guilty of not pulling the trigger quick enough.

Lee Stevenson saw his effort go over and Kelly fired wide, before Kimberley raised the tempo in the final ten minutes with Kelly and Smith linking up superbly as Kelly slotted past the keeper at his near post.

In injury-time Welfare wrapped up the scoring, the same two players linking up as this time Smith scrambled the ball home.