ROTHWELL F C 2-0 KELLINGLEY WELFARE
Kells gave a committed display against table toppers rothwell and were unlucky not to take anything from the game
The hosts took the lead on 6 mins with a well struck shot.
Welfare almost hit back when Jamie bird broke clear and was almost rugby tackled 18 yds out round the waist but the official chose to ignore it and waved play on.
Kells matched their opponents all the way in the first period as play went from end to end.
Welfare paid the price for ball watching mins before the interval allowing a man to ghost in at the back post and place a well directed header beyond keeper Richard whaley.
The second period saw kells pushing forward and twice going close when a double save denied Jordan Hutchinson from pulling a goal back.
Bird always looked dangerous when on the break, but a number of harsh decisions went against welfare causing a lot of frustration amongst the players.
The visitors did have a let off when the ball struck the crossbar but failed to go over the line.
The last move of the match summed up kells day when a ball over the top saw Hutchinson have a clear run on goal only for the referee to blow for time.
A good performance from kells with all the squad giving 100% effort against a side going into the game who would have been anticipating a much easier task.
Next up for kells is a crucial game at home to ilkley.