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Liversidge - 08/10/05
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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.                                 

 "The Blues"