It’s probably fair to say that East Yorkshire Carnegie’s fine 4-1 home win over last season’s Toolstation NCEL Division One Play –Off contenders Glasshoughton Welfare was one of the more surprising results of the opening afternoon-but Glassy’s Joint Manager Lee Vigars had no argument with the outcome on what he admitted was an off-day for his players, writes Colin Muncie.
Carnegie led 2-1 at the break in front of the 63-strong crowd at Dunswell Park. Ryan Williams (15 minutes) and James Webb (29) gave the home side a flying start before Rob Oldham pulled one back for Glassy just before the interval. However, two early second half strikes from Tom Bennett (48) and Samuel Foster (50) clinched a deserved three points for EYC and leave Glasshoughton’s Joint boss scratching his head.
“I think that’s what you call a bad day at the office” Lee told the Bootiful Game “ For whatever reason we were nowhere near the levels of performance we achieved in pre season – in fact we were a million miles away from the standard we have set ourselves. Fair play to EYC, they were well and truly up for the battle from the first minute until the last but we weren’t at the races today and that has to change massively before the return fixture on Tuesday.
“Far too many of our lads just didn’t perform and we’ll discuss over the next 48 hours the reasons why” Lee explained “Jack Knight being sent off certainly didn’t help but the damage had already been done”.
“Over the 90 minutes we probably created more chances than our hosts but the difference was they took the ones they created -and we didn’t”.