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Monday 11th February 2019 @ 10:29 by Mark Phillip

Evo-Stik West

Glossop 0-5 Colwyn Bay

A very tough day at the office for Glossop ended with an argument breaking out on the pitch between Russ Saunders and Moussa Samassa. A clear indication that they care but that’s what can happen when the going gets tough.

The first half capitulation started when Glossop conceded a goal after a swift break down field following their own corner. It was a disappointing way to go behind, especially as Glossop tried to start on the front foot. It was Colwyn Bay’s Craig Pritchard who did the damage on six minutes. 

Pritchard grabbed his second soon after and Colwyn Bay were controlling things all over the pitch, their touch seemingly much more assured than that of the hosts.

The visitors made it 3-0 on 16 minutes and Glossop didn’t know what had hit them, this time a goal mouth scramble their undoing. 

Just when it looked as though the hosts had steadied the ship, they were denied a penalty appeal only to concede a penalty at the other end just a few minutes later. Colwyn Bay captain Tom McCready converted calmly to make it 4 – 0 and end any hopes of a comeback.

The second half was delayed slightly due to an injury to the linesman, but this extra recovery time did little else for the home side other than extend their misery. 

The second half was fairly uneventful. A lengthy stoppage saw a Colwyn Bay player stretchered off and taken to hospital. But on 85 minutes, Colwyn Bay’s Lass Mendes delivered a cross cum shot from the left hand side which caught Russ Saunders out. The ‘keeper lost the flight of the ball and could only help it on its way into his net.

A loyal few applauded the home side off, but Glossop need to regroup quickly now, ahead of a vital six pointer away to Kendal next week. Kendal won away at Market Drayton on Saturday, and so their spirits will be high going into a game that could count for so much at the end of the season.

Report by Culain Wood

Picture by Steve Dyson