Sitting seventh in Toolstation NCEL Division One, Glasshoughton Welfare maintained their recent excellent form with a 2-1 win over promotion rivals Selby Town yesterday, and in doing so closed to within two points of the sixth-placed Robins-but despite the win, Glassy’s Joint Manager Lee Vigars felt his side were a little off-colour yesterday, writes Colin Muncie.
The fine, 135-strong crowd at the TJ’s Travel Arena must have thought that Joe Dale’s seventh-minute opener had given Selby a one-goal advantage at half time , but Andy Horbury levelled for Glasshoughton just before the interval-and Ryan Ferguson scored what proved to be the decisive goal on the hour..
Lee gave a downbeat assessment of his side’s display, even if he couldn’t really pinpoint the cause. He told the Bootiful game “We were poor today. Sometimes there’s no real reason why but things just don’t click or don’t go as they should -and today was one of those days. By our own standards we were miles off this afternoon but the character, work ethic and belief within this group of players ensured that will still came out with the three points”.
Lee suggested that there had been some tough talking in the dressing room at half time. “We weren’t happy at all with the first 45 minutes and made our feelings known to the boys at half time” he admitted, adding “but in all fairness they are an extremely honest group and accepted everything thrown at them -and were determined to put things right in the second period which they did. It was a key game in our quest for play off football and the win today is a massive one for us”.
Lee had words of praise for one of his group “Special mention for Conor Glavin who had an outstanding game for us in the middle of the park. He worked tirelessly for 90 minutes and must have covered every blade of grass”.