N C East Premier Div
Sat. 20 Nov 2004
GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE 1
DESPITE HAVING TO CONTEND WITH PLAYING THE LATTER HALF OF THE GAME
WITH ONLY 10 MEN GLASSHOUGHTON HAD MORE THAN AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE FULL POINTS FROM THE BASEMENT CLASH.
Welfare still struggling with defensive positions welcomed back Wayne
Noteman, absent since pre-season friendlies, into the centre of defence along side John Haigh, with youngsters Mark Newton
and Alex Hanson operating at right and left back respectively.
Brodsworth made the first inroad but Craig Trodden’s drive
failed to beat Karl Codd and after Lee Parker had threatened, the striker put the visitors ahead after only eight minutes,
making space for himself to drive crisply past custodian Tim Whitehouse. From then on the visitors were mostly on top, although
John Haigh almost diverted a shot past his own keeper Codd, but wayward finishing meant that they were able to extinguish
the home men’s threat and went in at the interval with the narrowest of leads.
Brodsworth resumed the more lively bringing Codd in to urgent action
and on 55 minutes the visitors slender lead looked the more precarious when Noteman was dismissed for an out of character
challenge. It became a back’s to the wall effort for the visitors who in
an attempt to shore things up introduced Jermaine Manners and Shaun Constable for Jason Bradley and Andy Seed respectively
but to no avail as after 73 minutes Brodsworth made the breakthrough, a long centre from Craig Trodden eluding all the players
in the box to creep inside the far post past an unsighted Codd.
Glasshoughton introduced Danny King and found a new lease of life
but despite carving out a series of opportunities from which both Martin Woolford and Jermaine Manners went agonisingly close
they were unable to clinch the full dividend which they had perhaps earned.
Team: Karl Codd, Mark Newton, John Haigh, Wayne Noteman, Alex Hanson,
Darren Leech, Andy Seed, (Jermaine Manners), Jason Bradley (Shaun Constable), Lee Parker (Danny King), Remo Nessa, Martin