An 8th minute goal from striker Kai Hancock settled an interesting tie between Nostell and Hallam with Welfare running out slender 1-0 winners.
Joint manager Jason Dodsworth was not at the game but had this to say, “Unfortunately, I didn’t watch the game today but I’ve had good reports throughout the game and it was a fantastic win for us. We had 2 great chances to extend our 1- 0 lead but didn’t take them.
“Apparently, we were under the cosh a lot of the second half but we put our bodies on the line and defended everything they threw at us. Personally, I don’t think there will be many teams that keep Hallam out this season and I fully expect them to be up there still at the end of the season. But I have full praise for our players today it’s a big win for us.”