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Hallam - 26/02/05
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N C East Prem Div                              Sat. 26 Feb. 2005

 

GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE                  1     HALLAM FC                                                1                                    

 

WELFARE CONTINUE TO SUSCRIBE TO THE LATE LATE SHOW, AGAIN SURRENDERING A LEAD IN THE CLOSING MINUTES AND CONSEQUENTLY GIVING AWAY VALUABLE POINTS.

The visitors opened with determination and enthusiasm with Peter Smith raking across goal but it was Welfare who carved out the first real opportunities but Lee Parker hesitated and was blocked out. Martin Woolford drove the rebound well over.  Welfare stayed on the offensive for Woolford to force a corner kick from which Chris Newton drove a further opportunity over.  The game was end to end and after Chris Newton and once again ballooned over the visitors almost went ahead and Welfare were indebted to keeper Tom Morgan bringing off a fine save to deny Smith on the goal line.  It was then the turn of visiting keeper Danny Spooner to produce a top drawer save from Parker but the keeper showed hesitancy from a Gareth Liversedge 38th minute free kick which Mark Newton headed on and Carl Fox was able to squeeze home to give Welfare the lead.  Woolford then failed to capitalise on opportunities which would have put Welfare further ahead and the home men were thankful to go in at the break with the narrowest of leads.

From the restart Welfare had a further purple patch during which Martin Woolford chipped perfectly to beat Spooner only to strike the crossbar, Andy Seed hit a screamer inches over and Carl Fox put a fierce shot just wide of the upright.  However despite being just above the relegation spot and in a lower league position than Welfare, the visitors produced patches of good football and has the game progressed proceeded to batter the home defence, and although it appeared Welfare would hold out a rash challenge by Darren Leech, who up to that point had been vying for the home men’s man of the match, resulted in a spot kick in the 82nd minute, which was duly despatched by Ian Askey to put the visitors level and ultimately a share of the spoils, to leave Welfare ruing missed opportunities, and once again experiencing the frustration of under achieving with the talent available, which should in reality see them in a mid table position.   

Team: Tom Morgan, Gareth Liversedge, Mark Newton, Darren Leech, Paul Mattison, Jamie Thomson (Matthew Muscroft), Andy Seed, Chris Newton (James Russell), Lee Parker, Carl Fox, Martin Woolford, Alex Hanson      

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