Here is the 29th in our weekly series profiling players across the region. Each week a different player will reveal their best (and worst) moments. This week it is the turn of Glasshoughton Welfare midfielder Conor Glavin, the son of Celtic and Barnsley legend Ronnie.
Name: Conor Glavin
Current Club: Glasshoughton Welfare
Previous clubs: Wakefield FC, Wakefield City, Sheffield FC, Goole AFC.
Day job: Head of Media at TRUsox.
Favourite team: Celtic.
All time favourite player: Henrik Larsson, he was my idol at Celtic; loved watching him play.
Best mate in football: Brad Kilner (Retford United)
Description of career highlight: Captaining Sheffield FC, world’s first & oldest club. It was an honour.
Lowest moment in football: Probably missing in penalty shoot out in FA Vase this season for Glasshoughton against Hemsworth to essentially knock us out. Demoralised isn’t the word!
Description of most memorable match: Market Drayton at home for Sheffield FC last year. We were 1-0 down, we equalised and I had about five or six chances in the space of about three minutes, all saved by keeper; thought it wasn’t my night. Then I put us ahead from a corner two mins later! Then we went 3-1 up and I got sent off with a minute to go while my name was being announced as man of match. Very up & down night!
First semi-professional manager: My dad (the legend!) – Ronnie Glavin; gave me my debut at Wakefield at 16.
First semi-pro red card: Two bookings in above game against Market Drayton last year. First was for a 50-50, where I won the ball. Kicked the ball away for the second in the last minute, stupid!
First semi-professional goal: Away at Chasetown last year, early on for Sheffield. Left foot volley from 12 yards after a lucky bounce from the defender. I was too busy sulking that the striker didn’t pass earlier!
Favourite goal in semi-professional football: In the FA Trophy against Trafford for Sheffield. We were 3-0 up & ball dropped to me on the edge of the box from a corner. I just smashed it half volleyed it in the stanchion, post and in.
Favourite Non League ground played at: I made my debut for Wakefield away at Leigh Genesis; who played at Leigh Sports Village at the time. The pitch was like a carpet & being a rugby league stadium, was massive for a non-league ground.
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