With 11 minutes to go it looked like NCEL Division One side Glasshoughton were heading for a second straight defeat to Hull-based East Yorkshire Carnegie – however three goals in the finals few moments saw a dramatic turnaround.
Ryan Williams gave Carnegie the lead from the penalty spot just before the break. Then with 15 minutes to go it seemed like it was game over as Dan Walker netted.
However, a resurgent Glasshoughton went on the rampage with Rob Oldham scoring on 79 minutes. Tom Carr levelled the game up with a minute or so to go then Oldham popped up for his second of the game to spark wild scenes at the TJs Travel Arena.
Welfare manager Lee Vigars was delighted with the win and the character shown by his players, “Just really pleased and relieved to be on the board after tonight’s hard fought encounter with EYC.
“The game at the weekend was a real battle and so it proved again. The most pleasing aspect for me is the response we got from the boys. We asked for a much improved display and we got exactly that.
“There were a number of changes made off the back of Saturday’s performance and it worked as we looked a lot more solid at the back, more options going forward and more clinical when it really mattered.
“Special praise to Rob Oldham who has put in a tremendous performance, especially in the second half where he’s taken the game by the scruff of the neck and made things happen. He’s scored twice tonight and was denied another four times by the outstanding EYC goalkeeper and the woodwork.
“We now prepare for a real tough test against AFC Blyth in the FA Cup on Saturday down at the TJ’s Arena.”