Local football: Armthorpe Welfare go West on the road to Wembley

Armthorpe's Steve Garner in action against Heanor Town. Picture: Andrew Roe
Armthorpe's Steve Garner in action against Heanor Town. Picture: Andrew Roe

Armthorpe Welfare make the short trip to West Yorkshire this weekend to take on Premier Division rivals Glasshoughton Welfare in the FA Vase second qualifying round.

Although now into the second month of the season, it will only be Glasshoughton’s second home outing of the season.

Their only other game at Leeds Road came in the FA Cup in August when they lost 3-2 against Jarrow Roofing Boldon CA.

Armthorpe boss Brian Johnston will hope his side inflict another home cup exit on the hosts as his men go in search of a second successive win over their opponents.

Goals from Darren Mansaram and Richard Smith gave Welfare a 2-1 victory at Church Street on the final day of last season.

Despite a Jay Rollins late double giving Armthorpe a 2-1 midweek Premier Division home win over Basford United, Welfare continue to find it difficult to pick up points in the league.

Perhaps unsurprisingly they suffered a 3-0 home reversal against Bridlington Town last weekend.

Two goals inside the opening 11 minutes from Craig Hogg and Danny Brunton had Armthorpe on the back foot.

Any hope of a comeback all but vanished when Jonathan Mirfin was sent off for retaliation eight minutes from the break.

Hogg then steered a home a cross five minutes into the second half to wrap up the points.

n Danny Taylor hit a hat trick as Armthorpe won 4-0 at struggling Lincoln Moorlands Railway on Tuesday night.

Kieran Benson also got on the scoresheet.

Welfare’s third win in their last four in all competitions moved them up to 16th in the Premier Division table.

William Rowley netted a last minute winner for Rossington in their seven-goal League Cup thriller with Louth Town on Tuesday.

Jonathan Cook, Scott Spencer and Scott Maughan also found the net in the 4-3 preliminary round win.

n Thorne Colliery lost their one hundred per cent record in this season’s Central Midlands League Northern Division campaign, losing 2-1 away to local rivals Harworth Colliery on Tuesday night.

Ryan Paczkowski and James Woodward netted for Harworth, who moved level on points with the fourth-placed visitors.

Ross Ebbage scored Thorne’s consolation.