Armthorpe Welfare hit eight past FC Humber United

Armthorpe Welfare registered their biggest win for ten years with an 8-0 victory over FC Humber United at the Marra Falcons Stadium on Wednesday night.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 11:09 am
Armthorpe's hat trick hero Alex Varley. Photo: Steve Pennock

Central defender Alex Varley scored a hat trick and the other goals came from Jack Mawson (2), Noel Burdett (2) and Adam Baskerville.

Welfare romped into a four-goal lead inside 20 minutes with two goals each from Mawson and Varley.

The visitors had central defender James Warwick-Atkins sent off on the stroke of half time after receiving two yellow cards in quick succession to make their task even tougher.

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Action from Armthorpe Welfare's win against FC Humber United. Photo: Steve Pennock

FC Humber held out until the 63rd minute when debutant Burdett scored from a free kick and then added a sixth goal for Welfare nine minutes later.

Baskerville made it 7-0 with ten minutes to play before Varley steered in a Jack Shaw freekick on 88 minutes to complete his hat trick.

Armthorpe lie seventh in NCEL Division One and travel to Retford FC on Saturday.

High-flying Rossington Main, meanwhile, went down 1-0 in their top of the table clash at early leaders Nostell Miners Welfare.

A close contest was settled on 79 minutes when Brett Smith headed home.

Fourth-placed Main host struggling Shirebrook Town on Saturday.