N C East Prem Div
Sat 8 October 2005
LIVERSEDG E 2 GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE 0
DESPITE BEING BEHIND TO TWO SELF INFLICTED EARLY GOALS WELFARE COULD
SO EASILY HAVE WON THIS ENCOUNTER AGAINST THE CURRENT LEAGUE LEADERS, BUT THE SCORNING OF A SERIES OF OPPORTUNITIES SAW THEM
DENIED ANY SHARE IN THE POINTS.
Starting off down a more gentle slope, Sedge having taken steps in
the recent close season to eliminate their notorious slope, Welfare quickly found themselves in trouble, the usually reliable
Richard Stack failing to clear and allowing Craig Farrand to lob over Tom Morgan, and only minutes later a cruel bounce on
a poorly renovated pitch saw Paul Mattison slice in to his own goal.
From then on Welfare took the game to the hosts and Andy Seed made
good use of the space allowed down the flank to pick out Danny King but a poor first touch denied him of an almost certain
goal. King then made some good approach work of his own to actually beat keeper
Kyle Sutcliffe only to lose his footing at the vital moment. It really appeared
not to be the King’s day when after slick work again by Seed, the striker looked to have beaten Sutcliffe with a close
in drive only to be denied by the keepers trailing leg.
Welfare were at times overwhelming the hosts but were unable to score,
Stephen Downes electing to look for space rather than volleying a perfect cross
Early in to the second period Welfare’s task appeared to be made
easier at Sedges’ Chris Walton received his marching orders for a second bookable offence but in effect the task became
harder as Liversedge retreated and got men behind the ball, making it impossible for Welfare to make any penetration despite
some fine efforts by man of the match front man Alex Higgins and a pile driver from Richard Stack..
Team: Tom Morgan, Gareth
Liversedge, Mark Newton (Ashley Brewer), Paul Mattison, Richard Stack (Adam Sadler), Jamie Thompson Andy Seed, Alex Higgins, Danny King, Paul Arkle (Julian Wilkes), Stephen Downes.