Wetherby Athletic 2-0 Oxenhope recreation West Yorkshire Premier League

Wetherby Athletic entertained Oxenhope Recreation knowing that they had to win this game if they were to stand any chance of survival in this league.

The game was minutes old when Jack McGahan had the first shot, however his effort was straight at the keeper.

Jack McGahan shoots.

The games saw the return of some familiar faces as both Jon Maloney and Sam Moore made their return to The Ings.

Jon Maloney tries from just inside the area.

Following a few early exchanges the game settled into a cat and mouse affair with both teams trying to spring a successful break.

Sam Moore came to Wetherby's rescue several times.

Both goalkeepers were having to make saves, with Moore producing a great reaction save to deny the visitors from taking the lead.

Wetherby nearly took the lead on several occasions, but Oxenhope's stubborn resistance saw some great defending at crucial times!

The Oxenhope defender just manages to put Jack

In the closing stages of the first half, Wetherby were denied a penalty when Josh Wilson was fouled from behind.

Josh Wilson is fouled.

The first goal arrived soon after the restart when Maloney rounded the keeper and scored, despite a blatant handball by the covering defender, which he received a yellow card for!

Jon Maloney scores Wetherby's first.

Wetherby soon threatened again and McGahan nearly doubled the lead from Maloney's free-kick!

McGahan goes close again!

Wilson's running was causing Oxenhope no end of problems and only a good save from the keeper prevented him from scoring!

Finally the second goal came when Maloney pounced the poke the ball home when the keeper failed to collect it.

Maloney grabs his second!

Oxenhope increased the pressure on the Tangerines backline, but some great defender and some terrible finishing meant that it was Wetherby who gained their first league win in months.

Wetherby move off the bottom of the table following a great performance.

Next week sees league leaders carlton visit the ings - can Wetherby do the impossible and be the first team to beat them?

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