NCEL: Armthorpe Welfare chief targets more consistency after impressive 4-1 away victory
Armthorpe Welfare made it three away wins in succession with an impressive 4-1 victory at Brigg Town.
A brace from Adam Baskerville and goals from Ryan Poskitt and Luke Williams did the damage in Lincolnshire.
Right from the first whistle Welfare put the hosts under pressure and Baskerville was into his stride early when he pinched the ball off a napping defender but could only prod a shot wide.
On 17 minutes Welfare were awarded a penalty when home goalkeeper Shaw brought down Baskerville as he latched onto a through ball.
The keeper redeemed himself with a fine save to push Baskerville’s penalty away.
However, Shaw could do nothing six minutes later when Tyler Walker swung over a cross and Baskerville rose to head in.
Brigg started to look dangerous and equalised on 31 minutes when Jake Reed's thunderous volley flew beyond Alfie Stevens-Neale.
Just two minutes later Welfare regained the lead as Poskitt finished coolly from 12 yards.
The second half saw Welfare continue to boss proceedings but Brigg still tested Stevens-Neale and it was in the balance at 2-1.
But the vital third for the visitors finally arrived on 76 minutes. Craig Aspinall was clipped inside the box and this time Baskerville made no mistake from the spot.
Ten minutes later Williams was finally rewarded for his efforts with a goal as he cut in from the left to fire in an angled shot which took a deflection as it nestled inside the far post.
Brigg’s miserable afternoon was completed late on when Jay Pembleton was sent off for a bad tackle on Williams.
The win moves Welfare up to ninth in the table, two points off fourth.
"We've been talking about consistency for months," said assistant Alan Jackson.
"It's been so frustrating watching a young team with so much potential not producing performances, week after week.
"Hopefully we've broken the win one, lose one pattern and we’ll start to put a decent run together.
"Three away wins on the bounce now has put us in a great position to push forward."