After a difficult November, and a disappointing start to December, Glasshoughton Welfare will be looking to close a widening gap on the top eight in Toolstation NCEL Division One with a welcome three points this weekend – but to get back to winning ways, Glassy will have to overcome sixth-placed Worsborough Bridge Athletic at the TJ’s Travel Arena – and although Joint Manager, Darren Holmes, is full of respect for Saturday’s guests, he’s certain that it won’t be long before his squad start to carve out the results he’s sure his players deserve, writes Colin Muncie.
“We are on a poor run of results at the moment,” Darren admitted. “We all had a good productive chat after last Saturday’s game – and just about got out of the changing rooms before we were locked in! A few things were sorted out, but one thing was very clear – we are all together and determined to put things right. The training session on Tuesday was fantastic, and was testament to the character of the team. The atmosphere was buzzing – and just about all the squad attended.”
Looking ahead to the weekend, Darren reports that he’ll have pretty much a full squad to choose from – but he expects the Briggers to smell blood as they rock up in Castleford. “Saturday’s game is going to be very tough for sure, as Worsborough have had a fantastic start to the season and will really fancy their chances against us,” Darren acknowledged. “We have just about everyone fit and if Tuesday’s session is anything to go by the lads are really up for the game and keen to get the wheels back on. As we found last year, a good run of results can put you back at the right end of the League. It’s still relatively early in the season – and we haven’t changed our focus on improving on last year’s League position.”
Darren is certain that the clash will offer the perfect antidote to Christmas shopping for supporters and neutrals alike. “I’m sure Saturday will be very entertaining and hopefully we will get a few through the gate – it can’t come soon enough!”