Glasshoughton bosses encouraged by display against Premier team

Andy Seed, who went close to scoring for Glasshoughton Welfare.
Andy Seed, who went close to scoring for Glasshoughton Welfare.

Glasshoughton Welfare drew 1-1 when they arranged a friendly with Premier Division side Barton Town Old Boys on Tuesday night as they looked to get going again after an enforced break.

They gave a great account of themselves against a strong side and only good, and sometimes last ditch defending prevented them scoring several times in the first half hour.

Welfare did take the lead in the 40th minute when a triallist player drove home through a crowd of players.

More chances were created after the break with Andy Seed seeing a delightful chip go just wide and another effort saved.

Barton drew level on 78 minutes when Welfare keeper Chris Myers parried a shot and the rebound fell to Alex Sherwood who slotted home.

Joint managers Simon Houghton and Craig Wilkinson will hope for another strong performance on Saturday when Glasshoughton visit Rossington Main in a Toolstation NCE Division One fixture (3pm).

Next Tuesday evening Welfare hope to play Pickering Town in the twice postponed NCE League Cup third round tie at Leeds Road (7.45pm).