Missed chances costly as Liversedge lose at Welfare

Kieran Corley missed a late chance which could have earned Liversedge a share of the spoils away to Glasshoughton last Saturday.
Kieran Corley missed a late chance which could have earned Liversedge a share of the spoils away to Glasshoughton last Saturday.

Liversedge’s poor run of form continued as they slipped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat away to lowly Glasshoughton Welfare last Saturday.

It was Liversedge’s sixth defeat in their last seven outings as Glasshoughton ended their 14-match winless streak as the home side moved off the foot of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Liversedge made a bright start and took a sixth minute lead when poor marking and a miss kick at a crucial moment allowed Adam Smith to place past home goalkeeper Josh Archer.

Welfare then took the game to the visitors and a lovely passing move ended when James Dyson raced down the right wing and produced an angled shot past former Glasshoughton goalkeeper Sam Dobbs to level.

Welfare were unfortunate not to go ahead when Ryan Mottley-Henry drove a good opportunity in to the side netting.

Matt Cressey then grazed the angle of the upright and crossbar following a free-kick.

Smith miscued an easy chance from close range at the other end as the sides went into half-time level.

Liversedge made a lively start to the second half and for a period the home defence were stretched with Sedge’s Jonjo Haley and Matt Durkin being denied by some fantastic goalkeeping by Archer.

Liversedge were made to pay for their missed chances in the 77th minute when Kingsley Weatherald latched on to a long Mottley-Henry clearance to slot past Dobbs.

Sedge came back strongly but Smith headed a good chance over and Kieran Corley shot wide from another good position.

Dyson miscued a golden opportunity to make the game safe but Welfare held on to their slender lead to give their survival hopes a real boost.