Glasshoughton Welfare sign off at home with victory

Glasshoughton Welfare
Glasshoughton Welfare

In an end of season game in which both teams played some surprisingly good football Glasshoughton Welfare finished their home programme with a comfortable 2-0 win against mid-table Staveley MW on Tuesday night

After Adam Walsh had headed wide from a corner the home men took the ascendancy, but despite having the major part of possession they were unable to penetrate a young mobile defence.

It took until the second half for Welfare’s Josh Prudhoe to break the deadlock, taking advantage of a ricochet to lash home in the 59th minute.

A young Staveley side were always dangerous until a Thomas Carr penalty late on made the points safe for Welfare to complete their home programme on a high.

Despite playing rock bottom and already relegated Lincoln Moorlands Railway a patched up Welfare had to pull out all the stops to salvage a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Lincoln went ahead after 10 minutes when forward Josh Schofield was left unmarked to head home past stand-in keeper Reece Chappell from a corner.

Although from this moment on they never had a further scoring opportunity, the hosts held on with Welfare themselves goal shy.

It took a 75th minute penalty by Jamie Williams to level matters and save Glasshoughton’s blushes against opponents who had only previously picked up seven points.

Glasshoughton round off their Premier Division season this Saturday when they travel to play second from bottom Winterton Rangers (3pm).