First Team - Match centre

Ramsbottom United
Glossop North End
Unknown (40', 52', 79', 89')
Full time
C Meppen-Walter (7' Pen), B Deegan (75')
Sat 2 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK North Attendance 304

Ramsbottom United 4 GNE 2

For 38 minutes on Saturday GNE fans were salivating about their side. From the get-go they had attacked Ramsbottom with verve, causing panic whenever they ventured forward, which was often. All that was lacking was a finishing touch to the myriad chance

Jude Oyibo was hot from the start, his pace running at the Ramsbottom back line causing some panic. In the 4th minute a run down the left saw him burn off Luke Thompson running onto a bouncing ball. He couldn’t quite bring it under control, but 3 minutes later his trickiness did pay dividends when he was brought down in the box. Penalty.
Courtney Meppen-Walter stepped up and slotted home to give the Hillmen the early lead.
Ramsbottom had fleeting moments, but no real chances whilst Lee Rick had a fierce shot charged down by the defence and Oyibo continued to run riot running at the back line. One from halfway on the right, in which he was fouled on the touchline but played on, before cutting into the box, only to be stopped by the diving keeper at his feet had fans agog, whilst another run ended with a shot from an angle that Martin Fearon did well to push away, diving to his right.
Harry Brazel headed wide and later shot wide on the half volley. Another debutant Callum Chippendale hit the outside of the post when put in by Ben Deegan. And then came a deflating blow, and it was a little self-inflicted.
Kyle Brownhill put in a cross-cum-shot from the left wing and looking as though he had it covered, Russ Saunders let it sneak under his body, allowing the ball to nestle in the bottom corner. It knocked the life out of the Hillmen, who suddenly needed the break and Saunders was forced to save from Tom Brooks’ drive and Jerome Wright got in on the angle, but chose the wrong option in cutting back rather than shooting and the chance was gone.
For all their dominance in the first half, GNE could not get going in the second. Oyibo was neutralised by the home side, and with it the Hillmen’s thrust evaporated. More so when the Rams scored a 52nd minute goal. A corner from the right was swung in, and Wright met it with a precise downward header into the corner. 2-1.
In particular the home side’s number 10, Greg Daniels, was having a fine afternoon, dragging the Glossop defence all over the place to create space for his colleagues whilst firing in the odd shot himself. But then suddenly GNE got back into the game on 76 minutes when Billy Hasler-Cregg got in on the left running onto a Brazel pass. He cut inside and fired a shot onto the inside of the post, but the ricochet fell nicely for Deegan to poke home.
Parity only last three minutes. Rammy had already wasted one good chance when Max Hazeldine put them back in front in the simplest way possible, heading in a flick-on from a long throw.
Glossop didn’t give up, Brazel hitting the bar, but an indication of how luck was going for them saw Ramsbottom ultimately seal the game. From a corner, Meppen Walter’s effort was cleared off the line, and suddenly The Rams had a three-on-two break on the GNE goal. They played between their numerical advantage very well, the move ending with Jamie Rother slotting past Saunders.
At 4-2, and into injury time, that was curtains for GNE. They will have to take solace from the first half an hour or so and build on that.

Key moments

7:00
Scored Penalty Courtney Meppen-Walter scores a penalty for Glossop North End
40:00
Goal Goal for Ramsbottom United
52:00
Goal Goal for Ramsbottom United
75:00
Goal Ben Deegan scores for Glossop North End
79:00
Goal Goal for Ramsbottom United
89:00
Goal Goal for Ramsbottom United

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89:00 Goal 4 - 2
Goal for Ramsbottom United
84:00 Yellow Card
Liam Wood is yellow carded for Glossop North End
80:00 Sub On
Liam Wood is substituted on for Glossop North End
80:00 Sub Off
Matthew Williams is substituted off for Glossop North End
79:00 Goal 3 - 2
Goal for Ramsbottom United
75:00 Goal 2 - 2
Ben Deegan scores for Glossop North End
67:00 Yellow Card
Matthew Russell is yellow carded for Glossop North End
66:00 Sub On
Dale Johnson is substituted on for Glossop North End
66:00 Sub Off
Callum Chippendale is substituted off for Glossop North End
60:00 Sub On
Billy Hasler-Cregg is substituted on for Glossop North End
60:00 Sub Off
Lee Rick is substituted off for Glossop North End
52:00 Goal 2 - 1
Goal for Ramsbottom United
End of period 1
40:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Ramsbottom United
7:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Courtney Meppen-Walter scores a penalty for Glossop North End
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Ramsbottom United
  • Glossop North End
  • 0
  • Courtney Meppen-Walter Scored Penalty 7:00'
  • Goal 40:00'
  • Goal 52:00'
  • Billy Hasler-Cregg Sub On 60:00'
  • Lee Rick Sub Off 60:00'
  • Dale Johnson Sub On 66:00'
  • Callum Chippendale Sub Off 66:00'
  • Matthew Russell Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Ben Deegan Goal 75:00'
  • Goal 79:00'
  • Matthew Williams Sub Off 80:00'
  • Liam Wood Sub On 80:00'
  • Liam Wood Yellow Card 84:00'
  • Goal 89:00'

Team selection

Saunders, Russ Saunders, Russ
Russell, Matthew Russell, Matthew
Williams, Matthew Williams, Matthew
Deegan, Ben Deegan, Ben
Young, Dave Young, Dave
Gorton, Jason Gorton, Jason
Meppen-Walter, Courtney Meppen-Walter, Courtney
Chippendale, Callum Chippendale, Callum
Brazel, Harry Brazel, Harry
Rick, Lee Rick, Lee
Oyibo, Jude Oyibo, Jude

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. South Shields 8 21
2. Glossop North End 9 19
3. Prescot Cables 10 19
4. Bamber Bridge 8 17
5. Scarborough Athletic 7 16
6. Droylsden 8 16
7. Hyde United 7 15

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