New side maybe but record-breaking win for Borough will take some beating
PUBLISHED: 13:48 28 September 2017
Welwyn Borough may only be a new football club playing in their first ever season but they have already entered a score into their record books which is going to prove hard to beat.
And their 15-0 win over Sporting 145 remarkably came with no fewer than 10 players unavailable through work, holidays and suspensions.
Perhaps even more remarkably Welwyn had to wait until the 21st minute for the opening goal.
Borough kept the ball with ease throughout and had chances with Marc Arnott, Gary Higgins and Connor Mitchell before Dalton Fenton drilled home from edge of the area.
This was soon followed by two from both Higgins and Arnott plus a spectacular header from skipper Steve Golder which went in off the bar.
It could have been even more than six at half-time had Dan Zienkowicz converted a one-on-one chance.
Borough switched to a back three at the break and that presented them with even more chances, opening the floodgates on hapless Sporting.
Daryl Smith and Nadji Benhacent came on just after the interval for the brilliant Perry Stellon and Steve Kealy and soon the goals followed.
Mitchell scored a 30-yard daisy cutter which slipped thorough the keeper’s hands and that was followed by three more for Arnott, one a penalty, taking his personal tally to five.
That plus his four assists earned him the Mick’s Barbers of Old Hatfield man-of-the-match award.
Higgins also completed his hat-trick with a header from great team play plus there were goals for Fenton, his second, and Benhacent.
Player manager Mark Zienkowicz came on with 10 minutes to go for skipper Golder but it was Dan Zienkowicz who got the final two goals, scoring with a penalty and an unstoppable shot at the final whistle.