Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Second half goals earn Garforth Town victory over Staveley Miners Welfare

Garforth Town 2-0 Staveley Miners Welfare
By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
Match Photos are HERE
Two second half goals ensured Garforth Town secured their first consecutive Toolstation NCEL Premier Division victories under head coach Graham Nicholas.
Logan McDaniel and C J Lyle both found the net in the last 20 minutes of the tense game at Wheatley Park.
Garforth moved up to seventh in the Premier Division table and Nicholas was delighted.
“It is a very important win as when we beat Bridlington and then drew with Tadcaster I felt a bit deflated because when you win you want to keep that momentum going,” he said.
“I said to the lads tonight that it was important that because beat Lincoln 5-0 on a Saturday that we kept the momentum and confidence going.
“In the first half we started well in the first 15 to 20 minutes but then we starting playing to their game by hitting it high up in the air and that’s not our game. Our game is playing it to feet and we did that and it was well-deserved.
“It was a close game. We kept it tight in the first half and then looked at areas where we could threaten them and then made some changes and we got our rewards.”

Visitors Staveley created more chances in the opening 45 minutes – James Colliver hit the crossbar with a long range strike in the early stages as Staveley searched for the opening goal.
Garforth also lost Nick Black after 28 minutes and the striker is definitely out of Saturday's home game with Lincoln Moorlands Railway after straining his ankle ligaments.
Garforth offered little in front of Staveley’s goal and most of the action took place in the home side’s half.
But, despite Staveley’s dominance, Garforth goalkeeper Karl Martens was relatively untroubled until first half injury-time. Martens spilled Wafula’s 25-yard effort before making a superb save to deny Jake Vernon’s rebound attempt.
Garforth had one more scare 11 minutes into the second half when Vernon’s header had to be cleared off the line by Andy Hawksworth. But, that is when Nicholas gambled on a tactical switch.  
Logan McDaniel
Nicholas brought Saturday’s hat-trick hero Josh Greenhalgh off and moved left-back Logan McDaniel upfront alongside Lyle. Full-back Christian Misambu replaced Greenhalgh.
The move paid dividends as American McDaniel pounced on goalkeeper Dan Tollerfield’s poor clearance. The out of position Tollerfield sliced the clearance and McDaniel was waiting and carefully placed the ball into the empty net from 25 yards.
Garforth were comfortable at 1-0, but the result was ensured on 80 minutes. Lyle broke clear and although he was fouled by Lublam, the striker was able to poke the ball past Tollerfield to seal another three points for Garforth. Lublam will have somewhat relieved the goal was given as he would have received his marching orders for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.
Garforth now have eyes on three straight league wins with Premier Division crisis club Lincoln Moorlands Railway visiting Wheatley Park on Saturday for the return match.
And Nicholas added: “We have got to make it nine points out of nine.
“It is a must-win on Saturday. We have to keep this momentum going. We have won two now and we have to make it three on Saturday.
“We have to keep winning and driving up the table and make sure by Christmas we are there-or-there-abouts. I know it is early days, but we have to be optimistic and confident.”
Garforth Town: Martens, Stohrer, McDaniel, Allen, Hawksworth, Hilton, Simpson, Rupere (Boland 85), Black (Robinson 28), Lyle, Greenhalgh (Misambu 69). Subs unused: Smith, Bracken.
Staveley Miners Welfare: Tollerfield, Lublam, Trench, Colliver (Scully 76), Foyle, Beatson, Smith, Thorpe, Vernon (Damms 56), Wafula, Austin (Nightingale 69). Sub unused: Lindley.
Referee: A Guest (Sheffield)
Attendance: 111
Man of the match: Logan McDaniel (Garforth Town)

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