Despite taking a deserved early lead, Glapwell slipped to their second straight defeat, and to the bottom of the table, as Clay Cross Town claimed a 3-1 victory at Mill Lane.
Glapwell, with four changes from Saturday’s game, started the game well enough but were lucky not to fall behind as the home side twice hit the bar through, first, Rockie White and then from Ryan Williams’ free-kick.
But Glapwell did take the lead on 15 minutes when Andy Bingley made a fine run from his own half before playing in Oliver Trigg who finished brilliantly into the bottom corner from 15 yards.
However, the lead lasted only eight minutes as Bingley brought down Carl Whitford in the area and Dave Chambers stepped up to slot his penalty straight down the middle.
And just five minutes later the game was turned on its head as Jamie Smith played in Rockie White who had plenty of time to settle himself and tuck the ball underneath Alex Malong.
But Glapwell could have gone into the break on level terms when Oliver Trigg flicked on Malong’s clearance into the path of Mark Robinson whose first time effort was only inches wide with the home keeper in no-man’s land.
The game could still have gone either way at half-time but Clay Cross opened up a two-goal advantage four minutes into the second period when Whitford got to the byline before pulling the ball back to Dave Chambers who had a simple finish from a couple of yards out.
The home side then started to play with great freedom and they nearly added another goal just a couple of minutes later but Ryan Cancellara’s effort was deflected just wide before Alex Malong had to be alert to tip a rising effort over the bar.
Glapwell toiled away without ever really looking like scoring but they went close when Toby Birch’s deflected effort was just over the bar before substitute Aquilino de Girolamo was denied by a last-ditch challenge.
Before the end the home side may have scored again but Ryan Williams struck the woodwork for the second time although credit must go to Alex Malong who got the slightest touch on it to keep it out.
Glapwell are next in action on Saturday with a trip to Yorkshire Main, kick-off 3pm.