Double blank as Glasshoughton Welfare lose out

Mark Simpson, who scored two goals on his debut for Nostell MW as they beat Glasshoughton Welfare.
Mark Simpson, who scored two goals on his debut for Nostell MW as they beat Glasshoughton Welfare.

Glasshoughton Welfare’s run without a victory continued when they lost a six-pointer 3-0 away to Nostell MW in the Toolstation NCE Premier Division on Tuesday night.

With the return of Del Pollock and Jimmy Williams they were confident of a better showing against the division’s bottom team, but were quickly required to defend.

Keeper Josh Archer was soon called in to action, blocking at point blank range from Dale Kelly and then forcing Matt Semley to screw wide.

Welfare responded with a fine build up only for Pollock to drive directly at home keeper Ben Saynor and the game became evenly matched until on the stroke of half-time Jermain Moyce got clear to open the scoring.

Welfare had a glorious opportunity to level early in the second half, but Kingsley Weatherald toed unbelievably wide and then Pollock had a double effort saved.

They were to rue these missed opportunities as poor marking allowed Nostell’s Mark Simpson to slip through and put the home team further ahead on the hour mark.

Simpson, who only signed this week from Ponte Colls, then netted again late on to seal Welfare’s fate.

There was no joy at the seaside for a poor Glasshoughton team, who were disappointing in almost all areas of the field as they lost 3-0 to Cleethorpes Town on Saturday.

Following their improvement against Thackley, Welfare were looking to gain something on their visit to mid-table opposition, but were somewhat surprised to be defending from the kick-off and were let off after Brody Robertson quickly had the ball in the net, only a raised touch judge flag saving the visitors.

Welfare slowly came into the game, but despite both teams displaying some neat passing, both keepers were kept quiet.

Robertson again looked to have netted but a last gasp block by Josh Morley saved the day before keeper Josh Archer produced a wonder save from the home striker.

Welfare conceded a succession of corners and from one of them Town went ahead, Robertson forcing home on the stroke of half-time .

Immediately from the restart Archer turned a Jack Barlow screamer over. Welfare responded with a good flowing build-up resulting in Josh Prudhoe dinking a shot agonisingly just over.

But just when it appeared the visitors were getting into it they conceded again on the hour, defender Lawrence Howard heading in.

To Welfare’s credit, they kept going, but after a smart breakaway Lee McFarland netted another for the hosts to quell any hopes of a comeback.

Glasshoughton return home when they host Worksop Town this Saturday (3pm) and they are away to Liversedge next Tuesday (7.45pm).