Sunday League: Hammers end title-winning season on a high

Halifax Hammers
Halifax Hammers

League champions Halifax Hammers rounded off their season with a 4-3 home win over Lee Mount.

Lee Mount took the lead early on when a good move on the right hand side and an excellent first time cross by Jay Carney was converted by Neil Morton, who scored from close range.

Lee Mount nearly increased their lead but were kept out by some good saves by Yasar Mohammad in the Hammers goal.

A poor back pass by Nick Caufield was intercepted by Terriq Pervez, who coolly slotted the ball in to equalise.

Hammers were dealt a big blow when they were reduced to 10 men as Khurram Shazad was sent-off for two yellow cards.

To make matters worse, Lee Mount scored again though Peter Waller after some poor marking by the Hammers defence.

Hammers came out all guns blazing after the interval and started to play some good, quick football.

The hard-working Lamin Gitteh put Awais Khan through to score a fine effort from the edge of the area, before Khan scored again with a delightful lob over the keeper.

Pervez had an effort cleared off the line before Callum Meade brought Lee Mount level.

The goal of the game came with 12 minutes remaining as Hammers strung a 55-pass move together, which was capped off by Khan.

Hammers could have increased their lead when man-of-the-match Khan ran clean through on goal and was bought down by last man Caufield, who was shown the red card with a few minutes to play.

From the resulting free-kick, Callum Charlton saw his powerful strike kept out by the Lee Mount keeper.

After the final whistle, Hammers were presented with the league trophy by Nigel Dare, a member of the Sunday League committee.