NCEL: Armthorpe Welfare chief laments 'lacklustre' showing by his side

Armthorpe Welfare boss Mike Carmody admits his players looked tired after their weekend loss.

Friday, 11th October 2019, 2:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 10:40 am
Armthorpe v Skegness Town.
Armthorpe v Skegness Town.

Welfare slipped to a disappointing 3-0 loss at home to Skegness Town.

The defeat came just four days after an impressive 5-3 5-3 West Riding County Cup victory over Selby Town.

Carmody said: "It was a poor result for us and it was disappointing that we couldn’t back up a positive performance in midweek.

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"If I’m honest, I felt we look tired and lacklustre whilst we lacked creativity and endeavour.

"It looked like the efforts of Wednesday had taken its toll on some which is something we’re going to have look at as three days' rest should be more than enough.

"We also came up against a really strong Skegness team full of confidence and rightly so.

“On that showing they’ll be right in the mix come April."

A much-changed Welfare started confidently but were stunned when Skegness took the lead with their first attack on seven minutes.

Ben Davison curled a 25-yard effort into the top right hand corner which gave Alfie Stevens-Neale no chance.

On 31 minutes Skegness doubled their lead as Welfare cleared a corner as far as Daniel Brooks just outside the box and his strongly hit shot went in off a post.

Welfare rallied after the break but the visitors rubbed salt in the wounds with a late third from Jordan Smith.

Skegness could even afford a late missed spot-kick.

Rossington Main made it three draws on the spin with a 2-2 draw at Ollerton Town after coming from two goals down at the interval.

Main made the brighter start with Tom Foltyn-Brown’s early header cleared off the line.

Foltyn-Brown was inches away from converting Jordan Buckham’s free-kick at the far post then Buckham got in on goal only to be denied by an excellent save.

Ollerton capitalised on a mistake to snatch the lead against the run of play on 23 minutes; Jan Budtz spilling a cross allowing Conor Higginson to tap home the loose ball.

It got worse six minutes later as the hosts doubled the lead through Ben Partridge.

Budtz made up for his earlier mistake by making a superb stop on 47 minutes to prevent Ollerton stretching their lead further. And it proved a crucial save as just two minutes later Rossington were right back in the game.

Buckham’s free-kick into the box deflected in by Niall Doran.

It took Main just three minutes to restore parity as Doran converted again, this time from the penalty spot.