Having disposed comfortably of Toolstation NCEL Division One rivals Parkgate in the FA Vase last weekend (ouch!), eighth –placed Glasshoughton Welfare resume their Toolstation NCEL Division One campaign with a trip to one-hundred –per-cent League leaders Winterton Rangers at West Street on Saturday –and Glassy’s Joint Manager Lee Vigars didn’t try to hide his admiration for the weekend’s opponents as he considered the trip to Scunthorpe, writes Colin Muncie.
Lee told the Bootiful Game “There’s a real tough test in store for us when we travel to Lincolnshire this weekend to face unbeaten Winterton. Rob (Watson, Manager) is doing a superb job over there and their results have reflected that. Winterton play good passing football, keep possession well and have numerous players who know where the back of the net is -so we’ll need to be extremely disciplined in the way we set up and defend our own half”.
Lee was encouraged by that Vase win last Saturday “Last weekend we put in one of our stronger ninety-minute performances this season against Parkgate in the FA Vase. Conditions and a tricky surface didn’t encourage good football -but our boys delivered and we deservedly won the tie. Unfortunately we do have a number of players missing from that game due to injury, holidays and work commitments which is a real shame as it was the sort of performance you can really build on and create some momentum moving forward. But on the flip side to that it allows others an opportunity to come into the side and prove a point to myself, Daz (Joint Manager Darren Holmes) and Rich (Coach Richard Tracey).”
“ We do have strong competition for those eleven starting shirts” Lee insisted, “so we’ve no doubt that whoever starts on Saturday will give 100% and will want to keep hold of that shirt for next week -and beyond”.