FC Humber United and Glasshoughton Welfare shared the points on Tuesday night, following a seesaw match, which was littered with controversial refereeing decisions and incidents.

Humber went 2-0 down, before coming back to lead 3-2 after an eventful ten second half minutes. The Selby based side looked as though they would extend their lead but a combination of poor refereeing and unfortunate luck allowed Glasshoughton back into the game. The hosts had a chance to steal it right at the end, however the match ended all square.

Glasshoughton took the lead midway through the first half in controversial fashion. A Humber drop ball was latched onto by Lewis Stephens and he poked the ball beyond goalkeeper Ben Saynor.

The home side did most of the pressing first half and easily could’ve extended their advantage, via Kyle Fish’ devilish crosses.

Humber’s first half chances were half chances at best, only mustering a couple of snapshots by Szymon Czubik.

George Cull had to come off for Humber in the first half, after sustaining a suspected broken foot. Summing up a rather forgettable first half for the men in red.

After a disappointing first period, Haley altered the formation to a 4-4-2. Early in the second half Glasshoughton scored again and it looked as though the game was done.

Fish delivered another pinpoint cross and Stephens’ was there again to tuck the ball home from the center of the area.

From that point on, Humber’s pressure was concerted and they got back into the game on the hour mark.

Brandon Burke had a shot saved from close range, before Morgan Butcher hit a dipping right-footed strike which arrowed into the top right corner.

Two minutes later Humber levelled the game through Czubik, who came more central second half. The in-form Pol was sent through on goal, before taking the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper. Stroking the ball into the empty net.

Humber completed the turnaround ten minutes later. Red Bates corner was left unchallenged and Czubik was there to react, by heading the ball in from only a few yards out.

Soon after Glasshoughton conceded a penalty. Second half substitute Tom Alngohuro found himself through on goal this time, before being chopped down by goalkeeper Alfie Hayes-Daubney in the box.

The referee gave a penalty but decided against brandishing a red card and this decision proved costly for Humber. Up stepped Alngohuro and his penalty was brilliantly saved by Hayes-Daubney, low down to his left.

From the resulting corner Humber’s frustration grew further, having a goal disallowed. Danny Ward was adjudged to handle the ball, before Czubik put the ball away from a couple of yards out.

Humber were to pay for this misfortune immediately after. A Glasshoughton set piece was not dealt with and James Cusworth swept the ball home at the front post.

Harsh on Humber, who showed plenty of grit and determination to get back into the game.

Although even a point may have evaded Humber at the end, after Glasshoughton spurned a late chance to win it.

Both sides shared the spoils, with a point doing more for Glasshoughton than Humber, with us still five points off safety.

Next up is a trip to Retford, whose form has been very up and down recently.

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March 17, 2022