Brigg Town consign Glasshoughton Welfare to seventh straight league loss
Tuesday’s 3-0 loss at the hands of Brigg Town has extended Glasshoughton Welfare’s losing run to seven straight league games.
The Castleford outfit currently sit bottom of NCEL’s Division One with no points.
Two goals from Reece Moody and one from Reece Newell sealed the victory for Brigg. The result continues to build pressure on Houghton who travel away to Dronfield this weekend.
“We’re very low on confidence at the minute,” said Welfare’s joint manager Darren Holmes. “Seven games, seven losses - doesn’t read very well. It’s frustrating because it’s the same group of players which did so well last year.
“We’re waiting for that spark, that first win that will put us on a bit of a run and turn the season round. But at the moment you can’t see where that’s going to come from.”
The 122 fans who turned out to the Lee Johnston Signage Stadium weren’t treated to a classic however, they did see the opener on the half hour mark when Moody tucked away the first of his two goals.
The home side did have opportunities to respond but were unable to find the finishing touch meaning they went into the break 1-0 down.
Early on in the second half, Glasshoughton did threaten Brigg’s defence with a string of corners but again, they were unable to find the net.
The situation worsened for the hosts with the official awarding Town a penalty on the 75th minute mark. Moody converted the spot kick to score his second goal of the night and his fourth in two games.
Ten minutes later Newell made sure of the win as he powered in a third from close range.
The result leaves Glasshoughton in 20th place – three points off Selby Town and four away from Worsbrough and Armthorpe. Brigg Town, on the other hand, stay third and trail league leaders Campion by five points.
Houghton’s joint-manager Holmes added: “They reacted quicker to everything. They wanted it more. And that’s been our season so far.
“We played well for spells in games, 45 minutes, but you’ve got to play well for 90 minutes at this level to get results. In the first half we had three or four clear-cut chances. And a couple in the second half.
“If our chances go in, it’s a totally different game and we’re having a totally different interview.
“But I don’t think we really made their keeper make a save. They were good clear-cut chances but we didn’t make the keeper save them.”