Glasshoughton Welfare AFC

Darlington College U19's 11/11/04
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Glasshoughton Welfare U19s 1

Darlington College U19s 2

Glasshoughton's young side finished the game frustrated that they did not take at least a point from this fixture which they dominated for long periods.Bolstered by the return of three of their regulars, Welfare started well and put the visitors under pressure with Danny Empsall looking very sharp in attack. Empsall , Matt Muscroft and Stuart Holmes all had good chances before Darlington were awarded a soft penalty which they converted.

A defensive slip allowed Darlington to double their lead before half-time.  A galvanised Welfare side came out fighting in the second half and they won a penalty when Danny Empsall was felled in the box. The usually reliable Holmes saw his penalty come back off the post and though Glasshoughton had the better of the game they found it difficult to break down the Darlo defence. The breakthrough came when Luke Cleland found STUART HOLMES who scored a well taken goal. Welfare defended well to restrict Darlington to scraps in the second half but the could not capitalise on their superiority to gain a point.

Empsall starred in a patchy display.


Martyn Woolford the Welfare youth player has been invited to play for

Bradford City U19's against Stoke City on Monday.

 "The Blues"