Glasshoughton end home campaign with heavy defeat

Glasshoughton Welfare's Aaron Horton.
Glasshoughton Welfare's Aaron Horton.

Glasshoughton Welfare finished their home programme knowing that relegation to Division One of the Toolstation NCE League was a certainty even if they were to win all their last three games and they were never in the hunt as they lost 8-0 to Heanor Town.

Despite taking time to get going the visitors took advantage of woeful defending to score goals at regular intervals.

They opened their account after only seven minutes, hesitancy in not clearing allowing Jay Cooper to nip in and fire past keeper Shaun Russell.

Richard Matthews was left unmarked to head Town further ahead and Jay Cooper headed a third goal.

Early in the second half Town’s decision to bring on all their substitutes paid dividends when Oliver Naylor chased a long ball which the home defence had given up to place past the hapless Russell.

With the home men being hustled off the ball in close encounters keeper Russell was kept more than busy dealing with a fuselage of shots, but was unable to do anything with a rasping drive from Sam Jones, who went on to bag a hat-trick.

Welfare battled to the end but were no match in gamesmanship and guile for the visitors who went on to notch up a total of eight goals, including a controversial penalty. Despite a couple of close calls the hosts never looked capable of getting on the score sheet.

Welfare: Russell, Snaith, Cressey, Kellett (King), Dyson, Scott, Pollock (K Fish), Morley, Perks, R Fish (Walker), Horton.

Glasshoughton are away to Bridlington Town this Saturday (3pm).