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Glossop North End
Radcliffe Borough
L Lacy (10'), C Meppen-Walter (44')
Full time
Unknown (40', 59')
Sat 14 Oct 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK North Attendance 291

GNE 2 Radcliffe Borough 2

Tenacious Radcliffe denied the Hillmen a victory at Surrey Street on Saturday, twice coming from behind to take a point from the game. Glossop should have taken all three, but missed chances, particularly a saved penalty, cost them dearly.

Match Report: Jonathan Haggart Photo: Steve Dyson

Injuries had denied GNE their first choice front line, with centre half Lewis Lacy asked to play in the makeshift number 9 role, but Lacy showed the poise of a full-time striker when netting the opening goal in the 10th minute. A low corner took a ricochet as it arrived into the box and Lacy met the rebound with an accurate finish, netting off the post.

There was a lengthy delay as Radcliffe defender Matthew Williams stayed down with a worrying injury. The players were taken off the pitch for 15 minutes whilst an ambulance was called and Williams was attended to. In the end, WIliams was able to walk himself off the pitch, the injury being a serious hand problem, and was taken to hospital. Everyone at Surrey Street wished him all the best.

After the restart Glossop made a couple of good chances, Courtney Meppen-Walter putting it over the bar with a volley from a corner and Callum Chippendale having a low shot saved. However Lacy had the best chance when he latched onto a short backpass on the left side. He beat the keeper, Ryan Jones, to the ball and rounded him. He was still quite a way out from goal and rather than take the ball on he decided to try and shoot into an unguarded net, but the shot lacked the pace to make the net before the defender could slide back and block his effort.

Reprieved, Radliffe struck on 39 minutes when from a corner a free header was blocked on the line, but the rebound fell to Tomas Owens, who could tap in from short range.

However, there was still time for GNE to re-take the lead, and this time when Meppen-Walter met a corner no-one was stopping him, as he bundled through players to bullet home a header right on half time.

Jude Oyibo came on for Connor Martin at half time and was immediately into the action, brought down in the box in the 49th minute. Meppen-Walter stepped up to take the spot kick, but Jones guessed right, diving full length to his right to push the ball away.

Oyibo lashed a good chance wide and GNE’s profligacy was punished on 59 minutes. Russ Saunders was beaten when rushing off his line to meet a through ball and was rounded. The shot was blocked on the line but the rebound fell to Akil Grier and tapped in.

GNE pressed to take the lead for the third time, but found Radcliffe in a tenacious mood. Shots were blocked and deflected as bodies were put on the line, and the Hillmen could not find that clear cut chance that would seal it. It felt like two points dropped.

Key moments

10:00
Goal Lewis Lacy scores for Glossop North End
40:00
Goal Goal for Radcliffe Borough
44:00
Goal Courtney Meppen-Walter scores for Glossop North End
59:00
Goal Goal for Radcliffe Borough

Highlights

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75:00 Sub On
Matthew Russell is substituted on for Glossop North End
75:00 Sub Off
Jason Gorton is substituted off for Glossop North End
60:00 Sub Off
Lewis Lacy is substituted off for Glossop North End
60:00 Sub On
Dale Johnson is substituted on for Glossop North End
59:00 Goal 2 - 2
Goal for Radcliffe Borough
52:00 Missed Penalty
Courtney Meppen-Walter misses a penalty for Glossop North End
45:00 Sub Off
Connor Martin is substituted off for Glossop North End
45:00 Sub On
Jude Oyibo is substituted on for Glossop North End
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 2 - 1
Courtney Meppen-Walter scores for Glossop North End
40:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Radcliffe Borough
10:00 Goal 1 - 0
Lewis Lacy scores for Glossop North End
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Glossop North End
  • Radcliffe Borough
  • 0
  • Lewis Lacy Goal 10:00'
  • Goal 40:00'
  • Courtney Meppen-Walter Goal 44:00'
  • Connor Martin Sub Off 45:00'
  • Jude Oyibo Sub On 45:00'
  • Courtney Meppen-Walter Missed Penalty 52:00'
  • Goal 59:00'
  • Lewis Lacy Sub Off 60:00'
  • Dale Johnson Sub On 60:00'
  • Jason Gorton Sub Off 75:00'
  • Matthew Russell Sub On 75:00'

Team selection

Saunders, Russ Saunders, Russ
Haslam, Mark Haslam, Mark
Wood, Liam Wood, Liam
Lacy, Lewis Lacy, Lewis
Gorton, Jason Gorton, Jason
Jones, Adam Jones, Adam
Meppen-Walter, Courtney Meppen-Walter, Courtney
Chippendale, Callum Chippendale, Callum
Martin, Connor Martin, Connor
Baguley, Chris Baguley, Chris
Rick, Lee Rick, Lee

League round up

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Atherton Collieries
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Trafford
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2
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Droylsden

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bamber Bridge 13 30
2. South Shields 10 27
3. Glossop North End 12 24
4. Scarborough Athletic 9 22
5. Ramsbottom United 13 20
6. Prescot Cables 14 20
7. Hyde United 9 19

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