Woodhouse back to winning ways

IT was back to winning ways for Woodhouse as they maintained their position at the top of the division.

The home side were dominant throughout and as well as scoring four goals hit the woodwork several times as they beat Top Derby 4-1.

It was revenge for the Todmorden side who had been beaten 3 - 2 away from home when the two sides met three weeks ago.

Woodhouse goalkeeper Reece Gill was virtually a spectator through and was only beaten late on when the ball was deflected in from a shot by the visitors’ right winger.

The home side were on the attack from the start and got on the scoresheet after nine minutes.

Centre back Daniel Lively went up for a Terry Lowe corner and rose to head home.

A minute later Joe Whitham was the first of the home players to hit the post as he shot after being put cleanly through.

A couple of minutes later Lowe put Oliver Wood through and he too hit the post with his shot.

After 28 minutes Mark Walters put Callum Hallahan through.

The in-form striker beat the offside trap and finished well to increase Woodhouse’s lead.

The move of the match came a few minutes later.

It started deep in Woodhouse’s own half.

Right back Josh Thompson sent the ball along the line to Jordan Walker.

He in turn passed it inside over the defence to Walters, who then found Hallahan.

The striker coolly lobbed it over the keeper to give Woodhouse a 3 - 0 lead.

He was then unlucky not to extend the lead even further just before half-time when he hit the crossbar and then following up up smashed the rebounding ball against the post.

While Woodhouse were in control, they were given a shock when the visitors pulled a goal back.

But it did not deter them much and they were soon on the attack again.

Joe Whitham was quick to pounce on a poor clearance kick by the home keeper and hit it straight back at the goal.

The ball hit the post again, but this time went in to give Woodhouse a deserved victory.

On Sunday they play in the Halifax Sunday Cup and having already beaten Halifax Premier Division club Bradshaw Phoenix have a home tie with another Premier side Engineers as they bid to reach the quarter finals.