Glasshoughton Welfare look to recover from heavy defeats

Glasshoughton Welfare
Glasshoughton Welfare

Glasshoughton Welfare were unhappy about playing on a pitch they saw as unfit when they travelled to Worksop Town in the Toolstation NCE Premier Division on Saturday.

The game got the go ahead after an inspection, but Welfare were reluctant to play on a frosty pitch and it probably showed in their performance as they suffered another heavy defeat.

Worksop showed why they are pushing for the title as they rattled in 10 unanswered goals to climb a place up to second in the Premier.

It took the hosts 14 minutes to make the breakthrough, but there was only one winner once Connor Sellars netted the opening goal.

Within a minute Conor Higginson made it 2-0 and the same player was on target soon after to leave Welfare with a mountain to climb.

With Mitch Husbands netting and Sellars completing his hat-trick it was 6-0 at the break.

There was no let up for the visitors in the second half as Husbands became the second player to complete his hat-trick and Chris Whincop scored twice.

Glasshoughton need to put their heavy recent defeats behind them this Saturday when they face a six-pointer at home to fellow strugglers Liversedge (kick-off 3pm).

Welfare are looking for volunteers to help with off-the-field and matchday duties with a view to eventually joining the club’s committee.

Similar to other sides in the league, Welfare have an ageing committee and need an influx of younger people to carry the club forward.

Anyone interested in offering help of any kind is asked to come down to the Welfare on a matchday and speak with the club secretary or email frank.machlachlan@btinternet.com or ring 07770 590359.