Welfare and Colls warm-up for new season


Glasshoughton Welfare have continued their preparations for the new season in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League with two more warm-up games in the last week.

After winning their first pre-season game 6-0 against Sherburn White Rose, it was a more difficult evening for Welfare when they lost 4-0 at home to Ossett Albion, from the higher Evo-Stik League in midweek.

Adam Muller and Rob Bordman put Albion two up in the first half and two goals in two minutes midway through the second period enabled the visitors to complete a 4-0 success.

Glasshoughton were also on the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline when they travelled to play Askern last Saturday.

Luke Norbury scored as they trailed 2-1 at half-time then he netted again a minute into the second period, but two late goals gave Askern their victory.

Welfare are next in action next Tuesday, away to Houghton Main (6.45pm).

Pontefract Collieries began their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 win at Penistone Church on Monday night when Matthew Marsden scored the only goal.

Colls travel to Woolley Cricket Club to take on North Gawber Colliery tomorrow night (6.30pm) and are also away to Horbury Town next Tuesday (7.45pm).

l Featherstone Colliery have resumed pre-season training and will again be running two sides with one in West Yorkshire Division One and the other in Wakefield Division One. They are looking for new and old players and anyone interested can call Jamie Dyas on 07542838321.