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Glossop suffer to back-to-back defeats
Monday 8th October 2018 @ 10:37 by Mark Phillip

Evo-Stik West

Newcastle Town 1-0 Glossop North End

It was a tail of two halves as the Hillmen fall to defeat at Newcastle.

Glossop made the trip to the Lyme Valley Stadium to face a Newcastle Town side that were unbeaten in five previous games. Joint managers Mark Canning & Andy Bishop made two changes to the away side. Newly signed striker Pete Boyle was named up front in place of Darrhyl Mason just hours after Boyle’s arrival was announced from Hyde United, while Cavell Coo slotted in at left back in place of Will Beasley. Ever present midfielder Matty Russell captained the side once more.

From the early moments of the first half it was clear to see that the Hillmen had nothing other than a win and three points on their mind.

On his debut for Glossop, Boyle immediately impressed in the Glossop front line. His aerial dominance was proving handy for the visitors and nearly put them in front. Boyle winning a header to flick the ball on and over the defence, allowing Ian Bennett to get on the end of the move with a storming run, only to see his shot deflected.

HT Newcastle Town 0-0 Glossop North End

In the 55th minute Glossop were to find themselves a goal down. Rod Orlando-Young was allowed time and space to run at the defence before slamming home down the right hand side of the goal and past Russ Saunders.

Whilst Glossop did create a handful of chances in the second half, none of these really troubled the Newcastle defence and goalkeeper, and the game reached full time.

Whilst Glossop’s chance creation and threat going forward was pleasing to see, GNE will be left to ponder on their missed chances in a game that could have been very different.

Report By: Dan Bates
Photo By: Steve Dyson