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Glossop North End
Kendal Town
A Jones (58'), D Johnson (83')
Full time
Unknown (52' Pen)
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK North Attendance 318

Match Report: GNE 2 Kendal Town 1

Dale Johnson hit an 84th minute screamer to secure the points for The Hillmen in a tight affair at Surrey Street. The experienced striker controlled a long ball 20 yards out, spun and fired a low piledriver past Will Kitchen to give the Hillmen the win.

The Hillmen had started brightly. Courtney Meppen-Walter’s low drive hit the side netting, Callum Chippendale’s curling free kick was pushed wide by the diving keeper at his near post and Matthew Russell’s shot from the edge was on target, but saved comfortably.
Kendal created a couple of chances, and Jason Gorton had to put his body on the line to thwart Connor Gaul as the midfielder looked to have created an opening, whilst Mark Haslam recovered well to put in an important tackle on Anthony Lynch as he shaped to shoot on the angle.
The closest either side came to scoring was when Russell turned and shot, only to see the ball cannon off the post, however from the half hour onwards the period drifted to a close.
Glossop opened up the second half with an early chance, Russell swivelling a shot from Johnson’s smart looped pass over the bar, but the Hillmen were then rocked by a penalty award to the Mintcakes.
Adam Jones appeared to have tackled cleanly just into the box; certainly he got the ball, but seemingly the referee took exception to the follow through. With GNE’s recent record of red cards, they could at least take solace that Jones was only shown a yellow card, but nevertheless Robert Bowman stepped up and netted the spot kick.
However, The Hillmen immediately stepped up in their response and on 58 minutes were level. A free kick was curled into the box and Jones rose highest to head the ball a metre over the line, despite the desperate attempts to push it away by a defender. Indeed, confusion took over for a minute as the referee awarded a penalty for handball but given his linesman had already run to halfway a brief consultation between the two soon saw the goal awarded.
Again the teams began to cancel each other out, and chances were scant until the 78th minute when debutant Simon Lenighan missed his kick and allowed Lynch to run on goal. However, Gorton quickly came across to cover and block the goalbound shot.
With 9 minutes to go a Chippendale drive from the edge of the area was deflected just wide and from the corner Gorton headed goalwards, Connor Martin flicked on, but into the grateful keepers’ arms. A draw was looking likely.
However, with 6 minutes left, Johnson was to have his say. It was the sliver of quality play that perhaps the game had lacked, and was a goal worthy of winning any match.

Match Report: Jonathan Haggart Photo: Steve Dyson

Key moments

52:00
Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Kendal Town
58:00
Goal Adam Jones scores for Glossop North End
83:00
Goal Dale Johnson scores for Glossop North End

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90:00 Yellow Card
Jason Gorton is yellow carded for Glossop North End
83:00 Goal 2 - 1
Dale Johnson scores for Glossop North End
75:00 Sub Off
Matt Russell is substituted off for Glossop North End
75:00 Sub On
Jason Hill is substituted on for Glossop North End
58:00 Goal 1 - 1
Adam Jones scores for Glossop North End
55:00 Sub On
Connor Martin is substituted on for Glossop North End
55:00 Sub Off
Courtney Meppen-Walter is substituted off for Glossop North End
55:00 Sub On
Harry Brazel is substituted on for Glossop North End
55:00 Sub On
Simon Lenighan is substituted on for Glossop North End
53:00 Yellow Card
Callum Chippendale is yellow carded for Glossop North End
52:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Penalty scored by Kendal Town
51:00 Yellow Card
Adam Jones is yellow carded for Glossop North End
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As it happened

  • Glossop North End
  • Kendal Town
  • 0
  • Adam Jones Yellow Card 51:00'
  • Scored Penalty 52:00'
  • Callum Chippendale Yellow Card 53:00'
  • Connor Martin Sub On 55:00'
  • Courtney Meppen-Walter Sub Off 55:00'
  • Harry Brazel Sub On 55:00'
  • Simon Lenighan Sub On 55:00'
  • Adam Jones Goal 58:00'
  • Matt Russell Sub Off 75:00'
  • Jason Hill Sub On 75:00'
  • Dale Johnson Goal 83:00'
  • Jason Gorton Yellow Card 90:00'

Team selection

Saunders, Russ Saunders, Russ
Haslam, Mark Haslam, Mark
Russell, Matt Russell, Matt
Johnson, Dale Johnson, Dale
Gorton, Jason Gorton, Jason
Jones, Adam Jones, Adam
Meppen-Walter, Courtney Meppen-Walter, Courtney
Russell, Matthew Russell, Matthew
Deegan, Ben Deegan, Ben
Brazel, Harry Brazel, Harry
Chippendale, Callum Chippendale, Callum

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. South Shields 13 36
2. Bamber Bridge 17 34
3. Prescot Cables 18 32
4. Scarborough Athletic 15 30
5. Hyde United 14 29
6. Glossop North End 16 27
7. Ossett Town 14 26

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