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Glasshoughton Welfare
A Sennett-Neilson (55'), A Sennett (60'), G King (64')
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Sat 12 Jan 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1

Ollerton in 'Winter Wonderland' as Dave's Men Make It Five Games Unbeaten

Cousins Alex Sennett and Aaron Sennett-Neilson both found the net in Ollerton's 3-1 win over Glasshoughton

Report by Will Lavelle, photo by DC Photography Retford

A resurgent second half performance saw Ollerton Town come back from a goal down and defeat Glasshoughton Welfare 3-1 on Saturday with goals from Aaron Sennett-Neilson, his cousin Alex Sennett and another strike from star striker Gav King helping Dave Winter's men extend their unbeaten run to five games.

Glasshoughton looked the stronger team from the opening minute of the first half and looked the far more likely to score in the opening exchanges. The visitors came close to opening the scoring but Brandon Shaw was forced into making a superb goal saving interception.

Glasshoughton threatened again with Gracyan Klimczak coming close but he was denied by James Leverton who pushed Klimczak’s effort wide as the visitors continued to build momentum.

The visitors finally reaped the rewards for a strong start to the game as Nathan Perks was clipped by the onrushing James Leverton to provide the chance for the breakthrough from the penalty spot. Just like in the reverse fixture, 'keeper Leverton managed to save the penalty but unfortunately this time, Perks was able to head in the rebound to put Glasshoughton ahead.

Ollerton had truly endured one of their poorest halves of the season and had struggled to gain any possession in the oppositions final third. Captain Sam Stretton had their best opportunity with a glancing header from a corner in the final few minutes but it was nothing more than a half chance and was indicative of a poor half from Ollerton.

One could only wonder what happened in the home dressing room at half time but the difference in levels of performance between Ollerton in the first half and in the second half was astounding. Winter’s men came out with renewed intent and were pushing hard for an equaliser.

They got their reward within ten minutes of the restart as Aaron Sennett-Neilson jinked past three defenders before rifling a brilliant effort into the top right corner.

Five minutes later and it was Aaron's cousin, Alex Sennett, who got on the scoresheet as Glasshoughton's hard work in the first half was completely undone . A long throw in from Tom Moody was flicked on towards Sennett who rose highest to head home, in spite of appeals for a foul on Glasshoughton goalkeeper Jacob Collier.

A hectic five minute spell soon became an outrageous nine minute spell as Gav King fired in his customary goal to send Ollerton into a 3-1 lead. Sennett-Neilson was once again involved as he slid the ball across to the league's top scorer who was never going to pass up on an open goal, scoring his 25th of the campaign.

Ollerton looked assured once going 3-1 up but unfortunately saw midfielder Lewis Price controversially sent off for a second bookable offence, penalised by the referee for what was a full-blooded challenge by both players.

Thankfully for Ollerton there was not enough time for Glasshoughton to stage any sort of comeback and the Town comfortably saw out the game to secure their first win at home since late October.

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Key moments

55:00
Goal Aaron Sennett-Neilson scores for Ollerton Town
60:00
Goal Alex Sennett scores for Ollerton Town
64:00
Goal Gav King scores for Ollerton Town

Highlights

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82:00 Sub On
Ellis Wright is substituted on for Ollerton Town
82:00 Sub Off
Jake Tittley is substituted off for Ollerton Town
70:00 Sub On
Lewis Bingham is substituted on for Ollerton Town
70:00 Sub Off
Aaron Sennett-Neilson is substituted off for Ollerton Town
64:00 Goal 3 - 0
Gav King scores for Ollerton Town
62:00 Sub Off
Reece Conroy is substituted off for Ollerton Town
62:00 Sub On
Ben Bowring is substituted on for Ollerton Town
60:00 Goal 2 - 0
Alex Sennett scores for Ollerton Town
55:00 Goal 1 - 0
Aaron Sennett-Neilson scores for Ollerton Town
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As it happened

  • Ollerton Town
  • Glasshoughton Welfare
  • 0
  • Aaron Sennett-Neilson Goal 55:00'
  • Alex Sennett Goal 60:00'
  • Reece Conroy Sub Off 62:00'
  • Ben Bowring Sub On 62:00'
  • Gav King Goal 64:00'
  • Aaron Sennett-Neilson Sub Off 70:00'
  • Lewis Bingham Sub On 70:00'
  • Jake Tittley Sub Off 82:00'
  • Ellis Wright Sub On 82:00'

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Team selection

Leverton, James Leverton, James
Sennett, Alex Sennett, Alex
Conroy, Reece Conroy, Reece
Shaw, Brandon Shaw, Brandon
Moody, Tom Moody, Tom
Tittley, Jake Tittley, Jake
Price, Lewis Price, Lewis
Stretton, Sam Stretton, Sam
Dickinson, Sean Dickinson, Sean
King, Gav King, Gav
Sennett-Neilson, Aaron Sennett-Neilson, Aaron

League round up

Other Division 1 results

1
2
East Yorkshire Carneige
Campion
2
1
Hallam
Dronfield Town
3
0
3
0
Armthorpe Welfare
Skegness Town
1
0
Selby Town
0
4
Nostell Miners Welfare
Worsbrough Bridge
4
1

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# Team Pl Pts
14. Skegness Town 25 29
15. AFC Emley 24 26
16. Ollerton Town 24 26
17. East Yorkshire Carneige 23 24
18. Armthorpe Welfare 25 23
19. Harworth Colliery 25 20
20. FC Bolsover 26 13

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