Campion AFC vs Glasshoughton AFC
Venue: Campion AFC
DESPITE Eli Hey’s fifth goal in three games, Campion were unable to make it nine points from nine as they welcomed Glasshoughton Welfare to the Sportsbulk.co.uk Stadium in the NCEL Division One.
The hosts took an early two-goal lead thanks to goals from Scott Eastwood and Matty Waller but Glasshoughton were able to level the scores at two apiece going into the break.
Welfare grabbed a goal three minutes into the second period.
It took just two minutes for Hey to level the score.
Chances would fall to both sides but neither were able to take advantage to claim the all-important victory.
Campion started on the stronger foot – Waller attempting to play the ball through the defence until it was intercepted.
Steve Hollingworth took on his man on the left wing before putting in a cross that saw the hosts go close to opening the scoring.
Intricate play between the two Campion strikers saw Hey play a pin-point pass through the defence to Hollingworth who was then brought down by the keeper inside the eighteen-yard box.
Scott Eastwood placed the ball and coolly planted the ball in the bottom right corner – sending Glasshoughton’s Danny Waring the wrong way in the process.
Seven minutes later, Waller added to Campion’s lead – after dancing around three players inside the box, he managed to slot the ball past the goal keeper in the bottom right corner.
An instant reply from Glasshoughton – Callum Harrison found himself free at the back post to head home from three yards out.
Lee Bradshaw went agonisingly close to adding to Campion’s lead – smashing the post from twenty five yards out.
Campion up held pressure – Hey putting a great cross in the Glasshoughton were only able to put behind for a corner.
The visitors then enjoyed a purple patch of their own – Danny Stocker came up big for Campion managing to make a vital block to turn the ball around the post.
But it would just delay the inevitable – Richard Collier levelled the game up after tapping home a header across the box.
Danny Armitage then came up with a wonder save – managing to hold onto a strike the seemed destined for the top right corner – at full stretch – sending the two sides into the break level.
It would only take three for Glasshoughton to take their first lead of the game – Andy Horbury was able to tap home a shot deflected by Armitage.
Hey came up to score in his third-consecutive match just two minutes later after looping the ball over the keeper’s head.
Attempts from Waller and Hayden Kerris helped Campion push on for their fifth goal – both going close.
Campion would continue to pressurise going into the final fifteen minutes – enjoying territory in the visitor’s half but were unable to take advantage to secure the three points.