The points were shared in last night’s Toolstation NCEL Division One clash between promotion hopefuls Yorkshire Amateur (4th) and seventh-placed Glasshoughton Welfare (seventh) at Ammers’ Southerns Stadium last night- and, after the sides had exchanged quickfire goals to share the spoils, Glassy Joint Manager Lee Vigars felt that the 1-1 draw was just about the right outcome, writes Colin Muncie.
The crowd of 50 watched a goalless first half in Leeds. Brice Tiani put the home side ahead on 67 minutes, but James Kay levelled almost immediately for Glasshoughton-and that’s the way the game finished.
Lee told the Bootiful Game that the contest had been easy on the eye. “It was a good game of football tonight, with two very good sides” he said. “We were forced into making changes from Saturday with top goal scorer Andy Horbury and Rob Oldham both missing tonight with injuries. We knew it would be tough as Ammers are full of quality from back to front but we set up to try and frustrate them and look to hit them on the break with Tom Carr and Jamie Simpson.
Lee felt that there hadn’t been much between the teams “I think the first half was fairly even” he said. “ Jacob (Collier )in our goal was called upon a couple of times to sweep up but wasn’t forced into any real saves -and at the other end the home keeper did well to deny Jamie from point blank range. We said at the break that chances would come but we needed to be strong at the back to leave with anything so we were disappointed to fall behind when allowing a free hit from the edge of the area. Credit to our boys though as within 2 minutes we were level when James Kay tucked the ball away to cap an impressive debut.
“I think a point apiece at the end was a fair result” Lee summarised “as both sides would have felt hard done by leaving tonight empty handed.