The Winterton Rangers Express remains-easily- the most efficient train in the United Kingdom, and it showed little sign of being delayed yesterday as they took their winning run to ten games in ten after seeing off dangerous opponents in Glasshoughton Welfare at West Street. Rangers Manager Rob Watson reflected on another fine win which keeps his side firmly on top of Toolstation NCEL Division One –and acknowledged that Glassy had pushed his team all the way, writes Colin Muncie.
A goal in each half from Luke Anderson (7 minutes) and Adam Lee (55) clinched the home win-and three points- in front of a crowd of 92 in Scunthorpe.
Rob told the Bootiful Game “We’re really pleased with the result -but it was a tough game. I felt that we gave the ball away too cheaply in the first half and didn’t hold on to possession well enough -but managed to score which helped a lot. In the second half we controlled the game better and finished the game 2-0. Glasshoughton came to us wanting to win and tested us more than Rossington last week so I was really pleased with the clean sheet.
It’s ten in ten now and top of the League -we want to carry that into our next game against Grimsby Borough.”
Glasshoughton Joint Manager Darren Holmes didn’t feel his side did themselves justice on the day. He told us “It wasn’t a great day for us today.Winterton is possibly the best playing surface in the league -and as yet we haven’t played well there in three seasons.We weren’t our usual hard working selves today -and having 4 regulars missing is certainly no excuse but does change the balance of the team- and we struggled from the start”
“To be fair to Winterton, we played as well as they let us and they keep the ball very well” Darren acknowledged “Although they did have a number of chances Matt (Zaniewski) in goal had little to do. Again the two goals we gave away could -and should -have been defended better and a gift of a second ended the afternoon for us. The chances we did have were squandered and we could have got something from a poor performance with more composure in front of goal.
“Winterton deserved their win and am sure they will do well again this season” Darren told us “There are things we will be working on in training on Tuesday and it’s really important we bounce back next Saturday with a good performance”.
“The squad we have put together are very capable and I am sure it was just one of those days -and we can put it behind us quickly”.