Glasshoughton Welfare 3-1 Parkgate
Glasshoughton Welfare eased past Parkgate at Leeds Road, despite playing with ten men for 78 minutes after Adam Walsh’s red card.
Goals from Gracyan Klimzak, Jack Knight, and a first for the club from Matthew Semley sealed the win although a late Andrew Fox penalty gave the visitors hope in what was an entertaining game for the spectators.
Welfare opened well and took the lead after only three minutes when Lewis Pickering played Klimzak in and he beat Chris Bott into the far corner.
Soon after Klimzak probably should have done better when hitting a shot wide and Semley dithered with the ball when in a good position to score.
At the other end Mateusz Zaniewski did well to hold onto a vicious free kick and Glyn Cotton also tested the Welfare keeper with another free kick.
Walsh was red carded for the first time in his career after taking Cotton down on 12 minutes although Ash Burbeary hit the resulting free kick over the bar.
Welfare had a great chance shortly after when Pickering saw his shot blocked by Bott. He then saw another effort blocked by the keeper and Klimzak also saw a shot deflected away by the knee of a defender.
Sam Pashley then did very well to get in front of a goal bound Parkgate effort and Tim Whittaker headed a cross just over the home bar.
As the first half drew to a close Knight saw his shot brilliantly saved by Bott.
The second half opened with the visitors on the attack and again Pashley came up with a great last ditch block as they looked certain to score.
Ferguson saw a shot collected by Bott and the keeper then saved with his outstretched foot as Klimzak was one on one with the keeper.
However seconds later Welfare got their second when great work from Knight saw him slip the ball to Semley who hit home via a post.
With 18 minutes left Welfare got their third when a Ryan Ferguson ball to substitute Andy Horbury on the right saw him then feed the ball into the feet of Knight who made no mistake in hammering past Bott.
The visitors came back and once again Pashley blocked a shot, this time on the goal line as a visiting player shot at goal.
Parkgate got their consolation on 80 minutes when Fox beat Zaniewski from the penalty spot after Seb Sokol was harshly adjudged to have brought down Burbeary.
There was still time for Welfare to notch a fourth goal as Horbury sent a great pass into the onrushing Jamie Simpson, but he blasted over with only Bott to beat.
What They Said
Glasshoughton Welfare joint manager Darren Holmes
“We are all very pleased with the performance today. After going down to 10 men after 12 minutes we thought it was going to be a long day.
“However we went on to dominate large phases of the game and the win could have been even more convincing if we could have finished our chances which on any other day are comfortable goals.
“We did our homework on Parkgate and even when down to 10 we kept our shape and stuck to the game plan and stretched their back four creating numerous chances.
“Again we defended well as a team and if not for a very harsh penalty should have been a clean sheet.
“It’s great to progress in the vase and look forward to a good draw in the next round.”
Glasshoughton Welfare: Zaniewski, Sokol, Cunliffe, Hunter, Walsh, Pashley, Semley (Mumbanya) Knight, Klimzak (Horbury), Ferguson, Pickering (Simpson). Sub unused: Swain, Horn.
Parkgate: Bott, Telling, Smith, Crookes, Whittaker, Cardwell, Bailey, Cotton, Wood, Fox, Burberry. Subs: Mirfin, Simpson, White, Fieldsend, Collinson.
Thanks to Garry Mollon for this report.