Dronfield Woodhouse 1
Whaley Bridge 2
WHALEY consolidated their position at the top of the Premier Division with a convincing performance against one of the league’s top sides.
Whaley dominated the first half as Woodhouse defended in numbers. The breakthrough came when Ray Dwolitka, with only the keeper to beat, was pulled down from behind and man of the match Bill Sutton converted the resulting penalty.
In spite of their pressure, and the midfield dominance of Scott Dignan and Rob Newton, Whaley were only one goal up at half-time.
The second half saw Whaley pushing forward and they were rewarded when Mick Ryan squeezed the ball home after Dwolitka’s shot was palmed away by the keeper.
Woodhouse posed little threat up front and were flattered by a 2-1 scoreline following a last-minute goal. The only negative for Whaley was an injury to Paul Walker following a late tackle.