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Buxton 6/11/04
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 BUXTON FC   2   GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE  0

 

WELFARE TRAVELLED TO THE PEAK DISTRICT NOT KNOWING IF THE GAME WAS TO BE ON, AN ALREADY STICKY PITCH AND FURTHER RAIN MAKING THE TIE DOUBTFUL ALMOST TO KICK OFF TIME.

In the event Welfare perhaps wished that there had been a postponement of both the game and the subsequent filming of the match by Sheffield University, for a documentary entitled ‘A comedy of errors’ which in the end just about summed up the visitors performance. 

Surprisingly Welfare started looking exceptionally confident and for the initial half hour looked far the better team but after Paul Mattison had lost his man when pulling up with an hamstring injury, Richard Mason was left free to drive under Karl Codd to give the hosts a 31st minute lead.  Welfare made attempts to get back on level terms, coming close when Shaun Constable, easily the visitors best player, hit a screamer which keeper Richard Siddal scraped over, but from here on Welfare seemed to lose the plot.

Welfare were fortunate to escape when Codd save a Darren Brookes penalty kick, albeit the spot kick being given somewhat dubiously by a otherwise excellent referee, but were eventually punished by allowing Gareth Collinson to pick up almost from the touchline to weave through unchallenged and place under the despairing Codd.  Dominique Blair came on for Martin Woolford and Welfare began to finally make some in roads against only an average side, but what chances were carved out were squandered, and this reversal, the fourth consecutive league defeat, puts Welfare just above the relegation places.   

 

Team: Karl Codd, Justin Wilkes, Paul Mattison (Darren Leach), John Haigh, , Shaun Constable, Andy Seed,  Jason Bradley, Danny King, Martin Woolford (Dominique Blair). 

 

 

 "The Blues"