Their terrific run of results may have hit a bump in the road at the weekend, but seventh-placed Glasshoughton Welfare have an immediate opportunity to get back to winning ways when they head to the Southerns Stadium and a crucial clash at fourth-placed Yorkshire Amateur in Toolstation NCEL Division One- and for Glassy’s Joint Manager, Lee Vigars, it’s a tough assignment against a side for which he has the highest regard, writes Colin Muncie.
Lee told the Bootiful Game “We will be looking to bounce straight back on Tuesday night after suffering our first home defeat for nearly five months last weekend. We ran into a very impressive Grimsby side so there was no blame laid at the feet of our players. Sometimes a team is just too good for you on the day, so you just take it on the chin and move on. Hopefully we’ll see a response from the lads when we travel up to Yorkshire Amateur tomorrow night -and get back onto the winning trail”.
Lee pinpointed Ammers win at the TJ’s Travel Arena back in early September as the standout performance from any of Welfare’s opponents so far in this campaign.” Throughout the season so far we’ve come up against some really impressive sides that play some outstanding football. Knaresborough Town were impressive when we faced them away; obviously Grimsby both home and away; but I still think that our 4-0 defeat at home to ‘Ammers earlier in the season was the most impressive side we’ve played to date. Everything they tried that day worked; the passing was precise and quick, the movement non- stop with and without the ball and when they did create openings and chances they took them. I remember saying to Neil (Sibson, Yorkshire Amateur Joint Manager) after the game how impressed we were with their performance- there was literally nothing we could do to stop them. Hopefully they won’t be firing on all cylinders again tomorrow, but we will go there still full of confidence following our results & performances over the past three months.
“The Play-Offs are the target for us -and we’ll be extremely disappointed if we’re not in the mix at the end of the season”.