Nostell Miners Welfare set the tone for with a big win away at Glasshoughton Welfare on Friday evening, a result which moved them temporarily up to 4th place in Division One, writes Ian Robinson.
Goals from Billy Mole, Andrew Horbury, Kane Reece and Adam Hayton secured a comfortable 4-0 victory which had Manager Jason Dodsworth purring with delight. “Jekyll and Hyde strikes again. It was an unbelievable change from the last performance and we were totally dominant from start to finish. We played the pitch well and our work rate and possession of the ball were fantastic. It was nice to take an early chance and get in front and then we never looked back. Our back line was fantastic and the midfield kept feeding our tireless working forwards and everything just fell into place.
“The frustrating thing as a Manager is how good we actually are when we perform and that we have come up short this season. But if we keep this group together and add a couple of players, then we will be up challenging again next season.”
Jason’s take on the game was echoed by Glassy Joint Manager Lee Vigars, who told us “Hats off to Nostell. There was no lack of effort or fight on our part, we were simply beaten by the better side. They were very good in possession, moved the ball at pace and, when chances presented themselves, were extremely clinical.”
“We had a few openings where we could have done better and in the second-half we had a period of 15-20 minutes where we dominated the ball but didn’t really create anything. We felt that maybe during that time if we could have pulled one back to make the score 1-2, there was a chance to get something out of the game but their third has come on the break and really killed the game for us.”
“It might be a little too late for them to get amongst the three teams going for promotion but they looked a top side last night, who are rightly in the mix.”