Glasshoughton Welfare sign off with six of the best

Scorer: Andy Horbury.
Scorer: Andy Horbury.

Glasshoughton Welfare ended their season on a high note when they enjoyed a resounding 6-1 home win against play-off qualifiers Penistone Church in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League.

The result sees Welfare finish a creditable 11th in the league under joint managers Darren Holmes and Lee Vigars.

The pair were probably bemused by this result as the visitors had beaten Glasshoughton four days previously in the NCE League Cup semi-final and although it gave them sort of revenge it was small comfort for missing out on a final at Bramall Lane.

Conor Glavin opened the scoring for Welfare on 12 minutes with a trademark free-kick and Andy Horbury was on target to make it 2-0 at half-time.

The third goal came on 56 minutes when Adam Hayton netted a penalty. The Welfare captain got a third a few minutes later when he fired into the net via a post and goalkeeper.

Jack Moore slotted a penalty home for the visitors on 76 minutes, but Welfare got two more in the last 10 minutes from man of the match Nathan Keightley and another by Glavin.

It has been a good season for Keightley who has bagged 24 goals in total. He has been rewarded by being named in the nonleagueyorkshire web site’s NCE first division team of the season.