THIRTEEN is unlucky for some but not for Brodsworth Welfare who rounded off a bad day for Thurnscoe United with a hefty defeat.
A spate of injuries left United with a squad of ten to make the short trip to Brodsworth.
And the numbers disadvantage told in a major way as their hosts ran out comfortable winners in the Premier Division encounter.
Callum Jones scored four with Rod Pursehouse landing a hat trick.
Bradley Maddison bagged a brace with Wayne Lindley, Kieran Blagden, Josh Roberts and Brett Catt also on target.
Brodsworth kept the ball in the United half for much of the opening period and were 4-0 up inside the first 20 minutes.
But Thurnscoe refused to give up and soaked up wave after wave of Brodsworth attacks to keep them out until late in the half, even managing to threaten several times on the counter-attack.
United keeper Elliott Taylor produced an excellent performance to deny the hosts the chance for a bigger scoreline.
But Brodsworth opened up a 5-0 lead at half time, one of the goals coming from the penalty spot.
Thurnscoe reshuffled as best they could at the break but lost Josh Jones to injury to further hamper their cause.
Brodsworth found the net a further eight times in the second half to secure victory in style.
Brodsworth: Jim Davis, Adam Dawson, Gift Mhlanga, Declan Sullivan, Rod Purshouse, Kieran Blagden, Jake Canning, Wayne Lindley, Ryan Burns, Troy Butler, Brett Catt, Callum Jones, Johnathon Crank, Bradley Maddison.
Thurnscoe: Rhys Blessed, James Payne, Elliott Taylor, Luke Gear, Billy Parker-Lax, Josh Jones, Liam Caddick, Connor Green, Matty Glover, Jamie Miller.
OTHER U17 RESULTS
Jack Spinks scored a hat trick as early pacesetters Bessacarr triumphed 8-0 over Adwick Park Rangers.
Tom Spinks added a brace with Jacob Vaughan, Jack Gilkes and Dan Dangerfield also netting as Bessacarr maintained their 100 per cent start.
Darfield Dynamos continued their winning start with a 3-1 victory at Rossington Juniors.
Corey Makinson scored twice with Andy Kenworthy also on target.
Chris Stone grabbed the Rossington consolation.
Macauley Kentish bagged four as his Branton Juniors side beat West End Bentley 9-1.
Stephen Wood followed up with a hat trick while Ian Love and Joe Flavell also found the net.
Kieran Lynch replied for Bentley.
Braces from Adam Baskerville and Josh Marshall helped Balby Academy of Sport to an 8-3 win at Barnburgh and Harlington.
Joshua Grice, Chris Norton, Julian Jablonksi and Chad Booth also scored for Balby while Jordan Wright and Ethan Webster hit back for Barnburgh.