After three early away games on the bounce the Wanderers entourage were grateful for a rare Sunday morning lie in and lads seemed as happy as 'pigs in shi#t' to be back on the 'Bentilee Bog'. There was both moisture and anticipation in the air as the Wanderers were keen to build on their unbeaten start to the season by adding some notches in the wins column to boost their hopes of promotion into the big league. The game started very evenly with both teams creating dangerous moments without carving out clear cut chances to break the deadlock. However, it was the Hawks that struck first on twenty minutes when they finished off a well worked move to take the lead. The visiting fans celebrated like they had won the world cup and rumour has it that a small earthquake measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale was recorded on Park Hall hills after they scored. The delirious away fans weren't banking on a quickfire aftershock though as Golder chased down a seemlessly lost cause from the restart. He was breathing that heavily down the terrified defender neck that he inexplicably toe bowed the ball past his own keeper to give Wanderers instant parity. This was the tonic that the home side needed and from that moment on Wanderers grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and took it to their opponents. The Hawks quickly turned from predators to prey and Golder in particular could smell blood. After taking a short timeout in the middle of an attack to tie his lace he burst into life and was a constant threat to the Kidsgrove backline who just could not handle his pace and his athletism. Soon after smelling blood the Wanderers midfield dynamo, Chase Day, was then tasting blood following a heavy blow to the snout during a meaty fifty fifty challenge. Cobwebs were dusted off the first aid bag and Day was soon patched up and raring to go. By the time he was ready come back onto the pitch Wanderers had taken the lead with no other than Golder getting the vital goal.
Wanderers began to assert their dominance in the second half and sliced open the Hawks defence at will. So much so that the visiting defenders will be having nightmares about the pace and power of Philcock and Golder tonight and will certainly remember the make of their boots after being showed a clean pair of heels on several occasions. It could have been a cricket score had Wanderers been more ruthless in front goal but Philcock was clearly delighted to open his account for the season after a fine performance. He was not the only one who was delighted as the Wanderers manager had this to say in his post match interview "I thought it was a great performance today, we got the win we needed and everybody played really well. The goals were flowing and in all honesty we should have scored more. We cut them open like a pig ?? and that will send a nice message. That we are Werrington and the train keeps going. We ain't here to take part, we are here to take over. Special mention to Archie today played really well as never stopped"
The Wanderers fans forum was also full of superlatives for Waggo and the Wanderers defence who are so often the unsung heroes of the team