Nostell MW eased their relegation fears on Tuesday night with a crucial 3-0 victory at fellow Northern Counties East League (NCEL) Premier Division strugglers Lincoln Moorlands Railway.
The match was being billed as a relegation ‘six pointer’ with both sides battling it out at the wrong end of the division and it was in-form Welfare who left with the spoils to give their survival hopes a real shot in the arm.
Nostell went into the game on the back of a three-match unbeaten run but they could not break down the Lincoln defence until the 45th minute when Warren Redford fired them ahead.
It got better for Welfare when Graham Marchant doubled their lead two minutes into the second half and Barry Rothera’s goal two minutes later ensured the three points were returning to the Welfare Ground.
Nostell are involved in the NCEL Easter Groundhop this weekend when they travel to face local rivals Glasshoughton Welfare on Friday morning (kick-off 11am).
Around 300 ‘Groundhoppers’ are expected to attend the match, weather permitting, and they will take in four NCEL matches throughout the day, starting at Glasshoughton’s Leeds Road base.