Welfare wilt against title challengers

Glasshoughton Welfare goalkeeper Josh Archer in action. He was unlucky to concede five goals against Cleethorpes.
Glasshoughton Welfare goalkeeper Josh Archer in action. He was unlucky to concede five goals against Cleethorpes.
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Despite a battling first half Glasshoughton Welfare ultimately wilted to suffer another heavy defeat as they took on championship chasing Cleethorpes Town in the Toolstation NCE Premier League.

Welfare were in the contest at Leeds Road up to half-time when their visitors led only 1-0, but four unanswered goals after the break allowed the visitors to take easy points.

Glasshoughton started the brighter side, but were unfortunate to concede on the half hour, an irregular bounce confusing the defence to allow Brody Robertson in to plant past home keeper Josh Archer.

While never playing the hosts off the park Town were mostly in command in the second half and some weak half hearted and sloppy defending was the main cause of the home men’s downfall, Cleethorpes picking up on mistakes and scoring at regular intervals.

Robertson added to his tally on 59 minutes before further goals were added by Marc Cooper on 65, Lawrence Heward on 83 and substitute Louis Grant on 87, making a mockery of the scoreline and Welfare’s overall display, especially keeper Archer, without whose heroics the final score could have been doubled.

Welfare: Archer, Dawley, Morley (Fish), Walsh, (D Walker), Snaith, B Kellett, J Walker (Scott), Prudhoe, Perks, Weatherald (Dyson), Cressey.

Welfare are without a game this weekend, but play next Tuesday when they host Parkgate (kick-off 7.45pm).