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Hillmen hammered by Kendal Town
Monday 19th November 2018 @ 12:45 by Mark Phillip

Evo-Stik West

Glossop North End 1-4 Kendal Town


Glossop went into the game on the back of a defeat at Leek Town on Tuesday night, and so Peter Band and Lloy Morrison’s side were looking to get back to winning ways against fellow strugglers Kendal Town who arrived at Surrey Street having not played in two weeks, thanks to the postponement of their fixture with Radcliffe last week.

Band & Morrison made three changes from the side that lost at Leek on Tuesday. Jamie McLellan returned to the side in place of Oliver Thornley. McLellan returning to the starting XI after being on the bench on Tuesday. Kane Hickman was handed his first GNE start since returning from Buxton, he lined up in central midfield in place of Jason Hill. Finally, Pete Boyle was named out wide on the left hand side of midfield in place of the absent Sam Howell.

The game started with both teams on the attack from the get go, however it was Glossop who came up with the first big chance of the game. GNE broke well down the left hand side with Boyle who managed to square the ball to Ian Bennett who’s shot was saved. After that chance the game was to fall away from GNE as they conceded three goals in the first half.

Goals from Kyle Sambor (16 mins), Scott Harries (29 mins) and Steven Yawson (35 minutes) saw the Hillmen head into the break 3-0 down after a disappointing first half.

It was hoped that Glossop could have found a way back into the game in the second half as they did at Chasetown just seven days earlier. However it was to be a different story. Just three minutes into the second half Bobby Thomas netted for the visitors to leave the Hillmen 4-0 down after a poor start to the half.

Jack Tuohy gave fans something to cheer about with a converted penalty in the 79th minute, but Glossop left themselves with too much to do and time ran out to salvage a result.

It’s a defeat that will have sent a lot of home fans dissatisfied, GNE were just not at their best and it showed, Kendal were much the stronger side and got the result they needed. The result leaves GNE without a win in their last three games, and so the squad and management team will have to dust themselves off and go again with the next fixture on Tuesday against Droylsden in the Integro League Cup.

Match Summary By: Dan Bates
Photo By: Steve Dyson