Woodhouse take points with Wood’s hat trick

WOODHOUSE’S 100 per cent start to the season remained intact - but only just.

They were never behind, but let a 3 - 1 lead slip.

Eventually the sides were locked at 4 - 4 until striker Oliver Wood completed his hat trick with the winning goal.

Even then there was a scare for Woodhouse as the home side got the ball in the net in the last minute but it was ruled out for offside.

Woodhouse never hit top gear and were almost made to pay for the chances they missed to seal the game.

They started well and went ahead when Terry Lowe linked with Wood and took the return to fire home.

The home side hit back with a long ball over the defence for a forward player to level.

Straight from the restart though Woodhouse regained the lead as Wood went one on one with the keeper and then put it under him for his first.

A few minutes later he got his second, controlling a cross from Mathew Town before shooting. The ball hit the post but went in.

It all looked rosy for the visitors as Wood hit his second but it all changed just before half-time.

First a midfield player was given too much time and room and his shot found the net.

Then a mistake at the back gifted an equaliser.

Woodhouse came out strongly in the second half and soon regained the lead.

A home corner was cleared and a quick break saw Town put Joe Whitham, who had come on just before the break for Callum Hallahan, in the clear.

He rounded the keeper to regain Woodhouse’s lead.

A mix-up in defence then gifted the home side a goal before Wood clinched it for his hat trick.

The ball was played to him out of defence by Harry Whitehead, before he slotted it past the keeper.

Next Sunday Woodhouse have a difficult home tie in the Halifax District Cup against Halifax Sunday League side Bradshaw Phoenix, who currently lie in second place in the Premier Division.