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Armthorpe Welfare - 5/02/05
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N C East Prem Div                              Sat. 5 Feb. 2005

 

ARMTHORPE WELFARE                   0                    GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE                  1

 

IN A FAST AND ENTERTAINING GAME AND ON A BETTER SURFACE THAN MANY OF LATE GLASSHOUGHTON SHOWED THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO PLAY A LITTLE AND SHOULD HAVE RECORDED A MORE EMPHATIC VICTORY.

The visitors were without Paul Arkle but welcomed the return of Martin Woolford after a lengthy injury but it was on the other flank where they first showed, Paul Mattison putting a perfect ball through in the first minute for Remo Nesa to outpace both the home defence and the match officials to put in a perfect cross which hit the inside of the far upright and appeared to cross the line, but because home keeper Gary Strepham collected and cleared and there was no official in a position to make a judgement, Glasshoughton were denied an early lead.  Mark Newton and Woolford were linking exceptionally well down the left flank and giving Armthorpe lots of trouble, and for his pains a very sharp looking Woolford was receiving some rough treatment as the home men attempted to hold him.  One attempt resulted in a free kick on the edge of the box from which Newton forced a fine save from Strepham and as the visitors continued to sweep forward in waves both Lee Parker and James Russell went agonisingly close to opening the visitors account.  Glasshoughton survived a scare when the ever dangerous Gareth Collinson hit a swerving shot wide in the 43rd minute but it was Glasshoughton who went in at the interval wondering why they were not well ahead.

Glasshoughton continued in the same vein from the restart and quickly got due reward Martin Woolford first having a goal bound attempt blocked and then being first to an angled cross to beat Strepham at the far post and score from an acute angle.  With Glasshoughton’s Paul Mattison and Richard Dobson dealing competently with anything Armthorpe came up with, and with Darren Leech winning the midfield challenges and Carl Fox keeping the front line well supplied, Glasshoughton were always on top and although withdrawing Woolford, Andy Seed came on to continue to torment the home defence.  From the possession Lee Parker headed against the crossbar and James Russell missed an absolute ‘gift’ which it appeared could have been vital as Armthorpe, throwing everything in at the closing stages appeared to have netted through Gary Jones but the assistant referee had ruled offside and from then on Glasshoughton shut up shop and went on to deservedly take full points. 

Team: Karl Codd, Gareth Liversedge, Mark Newton, Richard Dobson, Paul Mattison, Darren Leech, Remo Nesa, James Russell (Jason Bradley), Lee Parker, Carl Fox, Martin Woolford (Andy Seed).Ashley Fieldhouse  

 "The Blues"