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WR County Cup - 2nd Round - 6/12/05
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LIVERSEDGE    2      GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE   3                                             

 

FOLLOWING THEIR RECENT MAULING IN THE LEAGUE CAMPAIGN, WELFARE SHOWED TREMENDOUS RESILIENCE TO COME BACK FROM A TWO GOAL DEFICIT TO SCRAPE THROUGH TO WIN THIS COUNTY CUP TIE AFTER EXTRA TIME.

In a fast open game Welfare welcoming back Jamie Thompson and Mark Newton had the first opportunity which Lee Parker drove across an open goal and at the other end visiting keeper Ian Philiskirk made a rare misjudgement which allowed Sedge Chris Walton in but Simon Brooker got back to clear. Carl Fox threaded Parker clear only to drive wide again and when the striker did finally hit the target Kyle Sutcliffe brought off a fine save.  Welfare looked to be ruing the early misses as Liversedge went ahead on 35 minutes when John Borland was allowed to squeeze in a cross and Adam Sadlar had the misfortune to suffer a cruel bounce on the uneven surface, the ball breaking off him to wrong foot Philiskirk

Welfare were more of a threat down the slope and Mark Newton forced Sutcliffe to claw a shot on to the crossbar and to safety and in complete contrast when Sedge’s Marshall struck the upright at the other end the ball fell kindly for Borland to cross and Gareth Hamlet to head the home men further in front.

Fortunately within minutes Welfare had reduced the arrears when Danny King picked up just inside the half ro work in and hit a low shot under Sutcliffe.  Welfare kept in contention with a battling perform and just as a valiant effort appeared to have been in vain and with the sands of time ebbing away Carl Fox stepped up to drive a superb 25yds free kick in to the top corner giving Sutcliffe no chance.

Welfare had introduced Academy player Leon Henry who began to make inroads in to a tiring defence with some skilful footwork and it was from his splitting of the defence and cross that King coolly controlled to drive in to the roof of the net to on 115 minutes to give Welfare a well earned passage in to the next round     

Team:  Ian Philiskirk, Adam Sadler, Julian Wilkes, Paul Mattison, Simon Brooker (Darren Leech), Jamie Thompson, Andy Seed, Lee Parker (Leon Henry), Danny King, Carl Fox, Paul Arkle, Luke Williams, Adam Fox

 "The Blues"