Glasshoughton Welfare dealt a late blow on seaside trip

Glasshoughton Welfare's Darrell Young.
Glasshoughton Welfare's Darrell Young.

Glasshoughton Welfare narrowly missed out on points against Bridlington Town for the second week running in the Premier Division of the Toolstation NCE League.

After unluckily losing 2-0 to the seasiders at home the previous week, Welfare made the travel for a quick return and managed to find the net this time only to end up on the wrong side of a 3-2 result despite another battling display.

Bridlington missed the first big chance to take lead on 15 minutes as Alex Low failed to clear, allowing Tom Fleming through on goal. He passed to Joel Sutton, but his shot was blocked by keeper Paul Hagreen and when the rebound fell to Paylor the Brid player shot wide of an empty net.

Welfare had a big shout for a penalty waved away after Hilliaro Serreoa appeared to be pulled down by his shirt when getting on the end of a Russell Headley cross.

But they took the lead in their next attack. Serreoa broke down the right only to see his low cross cleared by a defender, but the ball fell to James Beaston whose first time shot rocketed past Town keeper Dobson from the edge of the area.

Welfare had a lucky escape when Donnelly cleared off the line from Hogg’s shot. Hogg then had chance when he tried to lob the keeper, but Hagren saved easily.

The visitors ended the half on the attack and Ward was unlucky to see his shot from outside the area parried away by the keeper.

Town opened the second half strongly, forcing Welfare back, and Fleming was unlucky to see his shot clip the post with Hagreen unsighted.

The hosts equalised on 56 minutes as Swales was caught in possession on the half-way line by Sutton and he put Hogg through to slide his shot past Hagreen.

Brid then went ahead eight minutes later when awarded a penalty which Sutton put away.

But Welfare were still creating chances and when Ward was fouled Headley’s free-kick was headed in by Darrell Young.

Glasshoughton were then inches away from taking the lead as Beaston’s 25-yard volley was saved by Dobson and the ball only just cleared the crossbar.

With both teams going forward Welfare were dealt a blow on 85 minutes when a flick from Hogg went over the stranded Hagreen to put Brid back in front.

Town finished the game with 10 men when Jenkinson was shown a second yellow card for bringing Ward down when he was through on goal. But it was too late for Welfare to take advantage and they were edged out once again.

Glasshoughton are back at home this Saturday when they host Brighouse Town at Leeds Road (kick-off 3pm).

Pontefract Collieries had their scheduled Division One game at Bottesford Town postponed last Saturday and the game will now take place on Wednesday, February 19 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

This Saturday fourth-placed Colls face a big game when they host Cleethorpes Town, who are in second place, nine points ahead of the Pontefract club. Kick-off at the White Rose Stadium is 3pm.