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Vigars really proud despite Cup exit


Glasshoughton have been knocked out in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup this season after losing to Blyth AFC who play in the Northern League first division.

The game finished 2-1 and it was Blyth who took the lead in the 34th minute, the goal scored by David Robinson. The visitors doubled their lead four minutes after the half-time break, this time the goal was scored by Dylan Williamson. A nervous 15 or so minutes were in store for Blyth though as Glasshoughton scored in the 74th minute, by Matthew Cunliffe. But that’s how the game ended as Blyth ran out 1-2 winners to progress to the next round.

You could say Glasshoughton’s goal was only a consolation as the match stats tell the story, with Blyth having nine of their 14 shots on target, to Glasshoughton’s two from 3.

Glasshoughton’s joint manager Lee Vigars labelled himself as ‘proud’ and gave us his views on the game “Really proud of the boys today for putting a shift in for over 50 minutes against a very strong Blyth side with only 10 men. Tom Carr was sent off after only 18 minutes which was a real strange decision and left us with virtually an impossible task. To be a man short so soon ruins all of the pre match plans and systems but the boys never stopped working.

“What’s more disappointing were the two soft goals we’ve conceded and probably showing our visitors a little too much respect in the first half. Matt Cunliffe has scored a worldy from 30 yards to get us back in the tie but we just couldn’t find the equaliser.

“Fair play to Blyth – they are a very well organised a professional outfit and we wish them luck in the next round.”

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