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SHEFFIELD 1 v GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE 1

Welfare completed their away campaign with a well deserved draw at The Coach and Horses on Easter Monday.

Again missing a host of players through injury , Ashley Fieldhouse introduced Paul Hewitt at the centre of defence with Paul Mattison sweeping behind him . Jason Bradley returned up front and Dominique Blair played wide . The Blues were unfortunate to be behind at the break and even more unfortunate when denied a clear second half penalty . Derby referee Mr Parker then earned further wrath when he stopped play with Jason Bradley clear through and about to shoot home to allow treatment to a defender . The Blues finally levelled eight minutes from time and it was no more than they deserved .

From the off there was an enthusiasm about the Glasshoughton efforts . Cressey found Bradley who sent in Sherriffe for a shot blocked inside 30 seconds . A Cressey free kick was saved by keeper Bonnington on 3 minutes and Parker got onto Bradley,s flick on to power just past the post on 4 . Sherriffe put in a cross for Parker to head wide and then Paul Arkle put a free kick too close to the keeper . Sheffield had not tested the Blues defence but when they did after 16 minutes they led . Davenport got free in midfield and sent a pass to Bray . The ex Garforth and Emley star clipped a ball in to Jon Pickess who slid it past Codman and into the net .

Welfare kept up the pressure but made few chances . Shortly before half time John Ward came on to replace the injured Blair with Carl Fox moving back to the left . Soon after Carl Fox tested Bonnington with a low shot well held . Then on 42 minutes Parker had the ball in the net but the offside flag hag gone up before he dived in to meet Bradley's cross .

H . T = 1 - 0

If the Blues had enjoyed the better of the first half they dominated the second . Bradley hit a shot that Bonnington saved . Parker hiot a long range effort wide and Sherriffe saw his effort blocked . On 64 minutes Danny Sherriffe put a free kick just over . Then a crucial moment , Haigh combined with skipper Arkle to put Bradley in the clear . Sheffields March came in with a clumsy challenge from behind which should have seen Mr Parker point to the spot . The official surprised most onlookers by waving play on . Glasshoughton kept on pressing and Haigh played Parker in only for Hobson to clear with a last ditch tackle . Sherriffe hit a good long range shot that Bonnington just reached to save and then another moment of controversy . Arkle found Ward who worked the ball wide to the overlapping Haigh . His measured pass sent Jason Bradley clear into the box . It looked for all as if the Striker would beat the oncoming Bonnington when the whistle sounded to halt play so that a Sheffield player could recieve treatment back upfield. It looked as if this was not going to be Welfares day . Then on 82 minutes Ward and Arkle exchanged passes with the skipper threading the ball into the area . Lee PARKER was quick to react and stabbed past Bonnington to deservedly level.

F.T. = 1 - 1

Glasshoughton Welfare: Codman, Haigh, Cressey, Hewitt, Mattison, Arkle, Sherriffe ,Blair ,Bradley, Parker, Fox, Subs ;Woolford ,Edwards & Ward .

 

 

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