Spirited Glasshoughton bow out of county cup

Scorer: Nathan Keightley.
Scorer: Nathan Keightley.

Despite a spirited display Glasshoughton Welfare bowed out of the West Riding County Cup when they visited Evo-Stik Division One high flyers Farsley Celtic in the third round on Tuesday night.

Welfare were forced into a number of changes for the game with Matt Cunliffe making his full debut at left-back.

In the early stages they had a good chance, but Connor Glavin failed to capitalise after great work by Nathan Keightley.

The home side took the lead on 40 minutes with a goal from Adam Clayton and this was quickly followed up by James Walshaw.

Glavin had another chance for Welfare in the second half before keeper Andy Holland was sent-off for a foul on Walshaw at the edge of his area.

Walshaw then beat stand-in keeper Andy Horbury from the penalty spot.

Welfare scored a consolation goal in the 87th minute when a great ball from Andy McManus found Keightley and he hit the ball home from an acute angle.

Glasshoughton were without a game last weekend, but return to Toolstation NCE Division One action this Saturday when they host local rivals Pontefract Collieries at their Leeds Road ground (kick-off 3pm).

They will be looking for revenge after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Colls in the first meeting between the sides back in October and are hopeful of a better display this time as they look to climb from their present tenth position.