Ten-man Golcar United won their first game in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division with new striker Kayle Price grabbing the winner in a 2-1 victory over Hallam at the Skye Direct Stadium.

The Weavers did it the hard way coming from behind before Price struck his first goal for the club to seal the points.

Joint Boss Gav Connor said: “We are really proud of the performance. The three points have been coming and it was good to get them after going down to 10 men against one of the promotion favourites.

“We haven’t been concerned about the performances since the start. The fact is, we have been going down to 10 men in games and just not finishing our chances off, and that is the reason we don’t have more points on the board. 

“Hallam obviously came with a game plan and fortunately for us we never let them execute it. Playing the majority of the second half with 10 men and getting the winner in that time was credit to the efforts the lads put in.” 

On Price he added: “Kayle was always going to score at some point. He’s been class in the games he’s played and has been unlucky with his chances. He took his goal really well and I’m sure it’s the start of things to come.”

It was Hallam who struck first in the game with Brandon Bradbury netting the opener in the 8th minute. Golcar fought back though and were awarded a penalty in the 19th minute as striker Ash Flynn was brought down in the box. Price was denied from the spot but the keeper’s save fell for Dan Naidole who tapped home to make it 1-1. 

Golcar’s new defender Dec McGivern was red carded in the 57th minute. Although being down to 10 men the Weavers kept fighting and got their rewards in the 73rd minute when Price grabbed the winner.

Golcar have now had three red cards so far this season, two issued by the same official. Connor said simply: “We’ve been very unlucky with them.”

Golcar’s next game is away at Hallam on Tuesday August 30 (7.45pm) 

Here are a selection of images from Saturday’s win by Huddersfield Hub photographer SEAN DOYLE

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