N C East Prem Div
Sat 9 April 2005
A COMFORTABLE VICTORY OVER SOUTH YORKSHIRE VISITORS ENABLED WELFARE
TO EXTEND THEIR UNBEATEN SEQUENCE TO FIVE GAMES, THE TAKING OF 11 POINTS OUT OF THE 15 POSSIBLE, LIFTING THEM TO A THE RESPECTABLE
MID TABLE POSITION THAT THEIR PLAY HAS ALWAYS PROMISED.
In the opening period the pace and trickery of Remo Nesa ran the
visitors ragged, opening up a beleaguered defence almost at will, and despite the opportunities created being wasted it was
no surprise when Jamie Thomson met a Nesa corner kick that was allowed to go across the goal mouth, to drive in from close
range on 15 minutes to put the home men firmly in control. In the Brodsworth
reply some equally poor defending by the home men let in Luke Sykes to go close with a speculative overhead kick. Andy Seed replied with a well struck volley which deserved a goal but forced a fine save from custodian
Tim Whitehouse but when Nesa produced a further mazy defence splitting run to turn in from the bye line Seed was presented
the opportunity to pick his spot and put Welfare further ahead after 32 minutes of play.
Some desperate and last ditch tackling kept Welfare at bay and although
the visitors came out for the second period seemingly rejuvenated it was Glasshoughton who again began to call the tune to
further increase their lead, the goal being somewhat bizarre, defender Dean Morling despite being unchallenged inexplicably
directing a header from a corner kick almost in to his own net, Carl Fox actually getting the last touch to make doubly sure
of the goal.
With such a commanding lead Welfare relaxed to play some delightful
although perhaps at times over elaborate football and Brodsworth served a timely warning by actually getting the ball in to
the net although the effort was denied for an handling offence. Julian Wilkes
on for the injured James Russell was unfortunate to strike the upright after rounding Whitehouse as Welfare finished at a
canter to take full points.
Team: Tom Morgan, Gareth
Liversedge, Alex Hanson, Paul Mattison, Richard Dobson (Darren Leech),, Jamie Thomson, Remo Nesa, , James Russell (Julian
Wilkes), Lee Parker, (Jermaine Manners), Carl Fox. Andy Seed