Glasshoughton stuck at bottom after four-goal defeats

James Dyson, went close to scoring for Glasshoughton Welfare.
James Dyson, went close to scoring for Glasshoughton Welfare.

Glasshoughton Welfare wilted late on as they lost 4-0 at home to Barton Town Old Boys in the Toolstation NCE Premier Division on Tuesday night.

The game was a lot closer than the final score suggested, but the result left Welfare stuck at the bottom of the table.

The visitors were the first to threaten and home keeper Josh Archer, carrying an injury from the previous game, was called upon to make a double block.

Barton were making the early forays and after Ashley Latimore headed a simple chance over the bar they had a “goal” disallowed for an earlier infringement.

The game was then nip and tuck until in the 40th minute Town broke the deadlock as a glancing header from a corner by Scott Phillips found the corner of the net.

Welfare could consider themselves unfortunate to go in at the interval in arrears, but they had some good fortune early in the second period when Phillips spooned the easiest of opportunities over.

However, Barton did double their lead on the hour as Phillips netted following a swift break.

Welfare responded and looked to get players into a promising situation but the final ball from Matt Cressey was too strong and from the resulting corner James Dyson placed wide.

Welfare were still making a game of it until on the threequarter mark Town’s Danny Chambers was left unmarked at a free-kick to head home.

A superb turn and strike from the edge of the box by Henry Gill then put the icing on the cake for Barton.

Welfare put up a plucky performance against high riding Barnsley opponents Athersley Recreation on Saturday, but lost 4-2.

Despite conceding two early goals, they dug in to draw level at 2-2 with goals from new boys Richard Dawley and Nathan Perks, but were unable to maintain the momentum and went down to two further late goals that gave the home men the points.

This Saturday Glasshoughton entertain near neighbours Garforth Town at Leeds Road (kick-off 3pm).