Skegness Town earned their first point in six games yesterday as they looked to edge their way to safety in their first season back in the NCEL. Following last week’s thumping at Parkgate, it was imperative for The Lilywhites to bounce back quickly and get something on the board to stem the tide of negative results, writes Ian Robinson.
Glasshoughton Welfare provided the opposition at the Vertigo Stadium, and after Luke White had given Town a first half lead, the visitors rallied and an Adam Walsh goal on the stroke of half time earned them a share of the spoils.
Skeg Manager Nathan Collins told TBG that he was very pleased with the whole squad’s efforts, adding “With the condition of the pitch, it was never going to be a game of free flowing football, but our work rate and desire was back to the level that we expect.”
“The return from injury of some key players has boosted our squad and now we are looking to go on and pick up some more positive results.”
Whilst across the white line, Joint Glassy manager, Lee Vigars, thought it was well earned points, “Hard work today. Skegness fielded a completely different side to the one we faced a couple of weeks ago and they’ve caused us a lot more problems this afternoon.”
“We struggled to find any rhythm with a bobbly surface and strong wind affecting the quality from both sides. They’ve scored against the run of play in the first half and we’ve managed to get on terms with virtually the last kick of the opening 45.”
“The second half they’ve pinned us back, and in all honesty, we found it hard to get out. Although they didn’t create any real openings they dominated the play and were a lot more physical than the side we faced a fortnight ago.”
“It was a decent point for us in the end and we’ll hopefully have players back, fit and available for the visit of Rossington next week.”
Glassy’s other Joint Manager Daren Holmes echoed Lee’s thoughts, “on balance think we have to be happy with a point today. Skegness have some big physical lads who worked very hard and are scrapping for every point.”
“It wasn’t the best of games with both teams not creating a great deal. Credit to Skegness though, they took their chance very well and worth their lead. We scored right on half-time with another Adam Walsh goal coming at a perfect time for us, right on the whistle.”