FC Humber United will look to bounce back from last weeks second half capitulation, when they face Glasshoughton Welfare on Tuesday.
Humber surrendered a 2-1 lead against Parkgate last week, by conceding five second half goals. Uncharacteristic of their recent defensive form.
The six goals conceded were the same amount Humber had let in, in the six fixtures previous to that. With that in mind, you’d like to think the midweek turnover was a minor blip, focusing on the bigger picture.
Rather depleted, the Selby based side were without five first team players due to a multitude of unfortunate reasons. This left Humber with only one outfield player on the bench.
Unable to shuffle the pack due to bad luck, Humber were unable to make the tactical changes necessary, when the match turned sour in the second period.
This was the second of Humber’s two top half away fixtures and they now must face two teams away out of form.
First up is Glasshoughton Welfare, who are coming off the back of a narrow defeat, against bottom side Teversal.
The West Yorkshire side were leading 1-0 right up until the 88th minute, before they were struck by two late quick-fire goals.
Previous to the Teversal match, Glasshoughton’s form was nothing to shout about, only winning 1 out of 9 encounters.
Over the course of the season, Glasshoughton have conceded less than half the amount Humber have but on recent form both sides have conceded a similar amount.
Humber are more potent in attack scoring eight more than their upcoming opponents.
After sitting this weekend out, Humber now have three games in hand on the two sides above them and they will be buoyed by the fact results have gone their way again.
Clipstone are in free fall, losing 6-0 to Ollerton at home and Rainworth are not out of the relegation picture after a 1-0 defeat against Parkgate. Swallownest could only manage a point against an in-form Rossington Main.
Humber are still six points away from Swallownest in the last safety spot though. And with Glasshoughton nearly virtually safe, this is an opportunity Humber can ill afford to pass up at this stage of the season.
Striker Szymon Czubik has now scored five in his last six and is on red hot form. His goals has been vital to Humber’s survival hopes.
In the reverse fixture all the way back in August, Glasshoughton won the game comfortably 4-0. However, Humber will have a point to prove as we head into the run in of fixtures this season.
With players returning this week, hopefully the winning ways will too. As always any travelling support will be greatly appreciated.