GOOLE AFC 2 GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE 2
After extra time
DESPITING OUTPLAYING STRANGELY LETHARGIC LOKING HOSTS, WELFARE WERE
UNABLE TO FINISH THEM OFF AND SO THE SAGA CONTINUES WITH A REPLAY AT LEEDS ROAD NEXT TUESDAY, WHICH WILL SEE THE TEAMS MEETING
FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN A SPACE OF TWO WEEKS. Fortunately or unfortunately this
replay will have to produce a result, as a penalty shoot out will be required if the teams are not seperated following extra
Both teams showed changes from the previous encounter but it was
the visitors who looked the sharper and almost went ahead when keeper Danny Fells misjudged a cross to allow Martin Woolford
in to strike against the foot of the upright. Welfare were creating most of the
half chances and it was no surprise when they took a 24th minute lead, Woolford putting in a left side cross for
Danny King to loop a header over Fells.
Welfare looked more than comfortably in command at this stage but
out of the blue Adam Walker put Goole back in to contention, striking a shot from some 30yds out the flight of which deceived
Karl Codd in the visitors goal, who was only able to divert the shot in to the net.
Goole seemingly realized that they could probably win the game and with their tails up and following a period of sustained
went in front when Gary Shaw cut in from the left to beat Codd with a low angled drive.
Welfare picked themselves up and took the game to the hosts but were
frustrated by not being able to convert a whole series of goal scoring opportunities and were in fact indebted to the Goole
substitute custodian Chris Hill failing to field a long free kick and Danny King was on hand to prod home and bring Welfare
more than deservedly level after 62 minutes.
This proved to be the end of the scoring and has extra time failed
to produce a winner the teams lock horns again at Glasshoughton next Tuesday for the right to host Conference side Halifax
Town in Rnd 2.
Team: Karl Codd, John Haigh, Julian Wilkes, Paul Mattison, Alex Hanson,
Shaun Constable, Andy Seed, (Stuart Holmes), Jason Bradley (Jermaine Manners), Danny King, Raymo Nesa (Darren Leech), Martin
A VIEW FROM A GOOLE FAN
|GLASSHOUGHTON WERE THE BETTER TEAM IN THE 1ST HALF BUT WENT INTO THE BREAK
2-1 DOWN, PLAYING SOME GOOD FOOTBALL THEY TOOK THE LEAD AFTER 22 MINS WITH A GOAL FROM DANIEL KING,GOOLE EQUALISING AFTER
34 MINS THROUGH ADAM WALKER WITH HIS 3RD GOAL IN 3 GAMES AGAINST THE OPPOSITION,GARY SHAW GAVE GOOLE THE LEAD ON 40 MINS.
2ND HALF DANNY FELLS IN THE GOOLE GOAL WAS REPLACED BY HILL AND HE FAILED TO GET A HOLD ON THE BALL AND GLASSHOUGHTON
TOOK AN EASY EQUALISER AFTER 63 MINS, THIS REMAINED THE SCORE AFTER 90 MINS AND A FURTHER 30 MINS OF EXTRA TIME, SO THE GAME
AGAINST HARROGATE RAIL NEXT WEDNESDAY IS OFF AND GOOLE WILL PLAY AT GLASSHOUGHTON NEXT TUESDAY IN THE REPLAY, THE 4TH MEETING
IN 17 DAYS.
IN ALL MY TIME WATCHING FOOTBALL IV'E NEVER SEEN SUCH A ECCENTRIC REFEREE EVERY OPPERTUNITY HE WAS CHASING
AFTER THE BALL TO RETURN IT FOR FREE KICKS, THROW-INS ETC (MAYBE A FRUSTRATED PLAYER) AND TO CAP IT ALL WHEN HE WAS CRITICISED
FOR NOT MAKING A PLAYER LEAVE THE FIELD AFTER ATTENTION FROM THE TRAINER HE SHOUTED THAT IT WAS "A SILLY RULE ANYWAY"WHILST
I AGREE WITH THE SENTIMENTS RULES ARE RULES AND SHOULD BE FOLLOWED,AND WHEN THE GLASSHOUGHTON TRAINER CAME ON TO TREAT A PLAYER
HE ACTUALLY SHOOK HIS HAND