Stalemate at the TJ’S Travel Arena yesterday as Glasshoughton Welfare and Winterton Rangers fought out a goal-less draw in front of a crowd of 86 to leave Glassy eighth and Winterton top – now level on points with Campion. Both sets of Managers had been fully respectful of the opposition ahead of the fixture; and after the game, Glassy’s Joint Managers were pretty happy with the outcome, writes Colin Muncie.
“We’re very happy with a point today after a really hard-fought display against Winterton,” Lee Vigars told TBG. “We knew it would be a battle and it proved just that. They are clearly full of confidence right now and played some good passing football.
We had to dig deep time after time as they just kept coming at us – but credit to our back line who cleared the danger on numerous occasions.”
Lee was relieved to see the visitors miss a key opportunity, “Grach (Klimczak) was unfortunately penalised for a handball midway through the second half and we thought we’d be chasing the game for the last 20 minutes – but luckily their lad skied it miles over the bar. As it turned out we had our best chances in the latter stages when Winterton were throwing numbers forward going for the win. It left them a little exposed at the back and if we’d been a bit more composed – and shown a little more quality – we could, maybe, have snatched the win at the death.”
“But, we’re happy with the draw against a good side – and now look forward to our trip to Selby next week.”
Lee’s colleague Darren Holmes was much happier with his side’s display. “What a difference a few days make,” he told TBG. “We were all feeling pretty low after two very poor results recently, so we asked the lads to roll their sleeves up and show some desire today – and they did that to a man. Very hard-working display and we very much deserved a point today. Winterton are possibly the best side we have played this year and look like title contenders – so we are very pleased with the result and performance.”
“It’s a hard run of games for us – and today is something to build on and kick on again.”