Although Retford United’s relegation from Toolstation NCEL Division One had been confirmed in midweek, they gave Play-Off contenders Glasshoughton Welfare a run for their money at the Jones and Co Stadium yesterday before going down 2-0 at home to bring their disappointing season to a close. On the other hand, three more points for Glassy means that they continue to set the hardest-possible target for those behind them with more games to play-and for their Joint Manager Lee Vigars, it was a job well done, writes Colin Muncie.
A crowd of 94 at Cannon Park saw James Dyson hoover the visitors in front after 27 minutes and give Glassy the half time advantage; and Ryan Ferguson (47) sealed an important win for the Castleford side.
Lee told the Bootiful Game “ I’m was very impressed with a really young Retford side today who, although with nothing to play for ,had a real go at us for the full 90 minutes. It wasn’t the greatest surface in the world so it was about grafting out chances rather than slick passing to open them up. Both sides were a bit cagey early on but nerves were settled on our bench when James Dyson put us in front. We’ve gone on to create many chances this afternoon but failed to take them. But with Andy Horbury, Tom Carr and Conor Glavin all missing today it was down to the other lads to score the goals to win us the points which they have done. Ryan Ferguson has coolly slotted home a second which effectively finished the game as a contest midway through the second half although Matt needed to be on his toes late on to preserve his clean sheet”
Lee takes Glassy to Barnsley on 30th April for their crucial final fixture “We now have 8 days rest before our last game of the season against a revitalised Worsborough side down at Park Road” he told us “It’s looking like the final Play-Off position will go down to the final day of the season -which is a great way to finish this campaign for all involved”.