Glasshoughton Welfare crash back down to earth

Glasshoughton Welfare scorer Ashley Scothern. Picture: Andy May
Glasshoughton Welfare scorer Ashley Scothern. Picture: Andy May

Glasshoughton Welfare’s topsy turvy season continued as they followed a great win over Westella VIP with a heavy defeat away to Shirebrook Town in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League on Saturday.

After all the excitement in the last minutes of the their previous game, Glasshoughton crashed back down to earth in a 5-1 loss at a cold and wet Shirebrook.

It was the third time Welfare had conceded five goals in a game this season and manager Mick Norbury was not helped with players pulling out just prior to kick-off.

Welfare were under the cosh from the first whistle and it was no surprise when Anthony Rowley hit a thunderous shot home after nine minutes to give Town the lead.

The visitors came back and after testing home keeper White a number of times they equalised when Ashley Scothern slotted home on 24 minutes.

But Welfare’s joy was shortlived as within a minute Liam Greenfield hit home from a tight angle for the hosts.

And just before half-time Greenfield got his second goal of the game, hitting a shot into the top corner.

Town dominated the second half and on 52 minutes Craig Getliff hit a sweet half volley past Chris Myers in the Welfare goal.

Although White had to make a great double save to prevent a second goal for Welfare the scoring was completed on 80 minutes when Jake Currie scored direct from a free-kick.

This Saturday Glasshoughton will be looking to get back to winning ways at home to third from bottom Winterton Rangers (3pm). They are also in action next Tuesday, away to promotion seekers Hull United (7.45pm).