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Glossop North End
Unknown (6', 8', 76')
Full time
J Oyibo (34'), C Meppen-Walter (47'), L Wood (60'), C Martin (60'), L Rick (75')
Sat 21 Oct 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK North Attendance 230

Trafford 3 GNE 2

In the midst of Storm Brian, The Hillmen left their own fans in a mental whirlwind having looked lost, looked on top, and then proceed to look lost again as they succumbed to the sure bloody-mindedness of their hosts.

With ten minutes gone it looked as though Glossop were in for a hiding on this blustery afternoon. In the 6th minute Matty Russell lost his footing at the worst possible moment which allowed Aaron Burns all the time he liked to look up and pick out James Dean in the middle of the goal, just 6 yards out. Dean made no mistake in the finish.
2 minutes later the game already looked gone as another cross from the Trafford right was again met by the head of Dean, and once more his accuracy was spot on. 2-0.
Further chances came. Burns shot across the face of goal and Scott Sephton met a corner with a header that Phillips saved. Dean also wasted a glorious chance for the hat-trick, scuffing his shot with the goal gaping.
Then, ten minutes before the break, GNE grabbed a lifeline. Courtney Meppen-Walter sent in a cross and Jude Oyibo, one of the smaller players on the pitch, was unmarked six yards out and barely had to jump to head the ball into the net.
Then two minutes into the second half, Glossop were level. A free kick from just inside the Trafford half was allowed to drop onto the 6 yard line and was met on the volley by Meppen-Walter, side-footing home. The comeback had been unlikely with GNE almost constantly under the cosh, but suddenly they were level, and the quest for 3 points was given another boost minutes later when Trafford were reduced to ten men.
Mark Monaghan dived into a tackle on Russell late and recklessly and once the subsequent handbags had subsided the referee showed him a red card. You had to fancy The Hillmen from here.
However the sending-off forced Trafford to refocus and they knuckled down and began to dominate the game again. Pressure was building on the GNE defence, and whilst they can complain about the award of the corner that led to the winner – it should have been a goal kick – they can’t really rail against the fact that Steve Mason’s glanced header from the flag kick giving the home side the winner they had earned.

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Key moments

Goal Goal for Trafford
Goal Goal for Trafford
Goal Jude Oyibo scores for Glossop North End
Goal Courtney Meppen-Walter scores for Glossop North End
Goal Liam Wood scores for Glossop North End
Goal Connor Martin scores for Glossop North End
Goal Lee Rick scores for Glossop North End
Goal Goal for Trafford


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76:00 Goal 3 - 5
Goal for Trafford
75:00 Goal 2 - 5
Lee Rick scores for Glossop North End
75:00 Sub Off
Gary Gee is substituted off for Glossop North End
60:00 Sub Off
Chris Baguley is substituted off for Glossop North End
60:00 Goal 2 - 3
Liam Wood scores for Glossop North End
60:00 Sub On
Harry Brazel is substituted on for Glossop North End
60:00 Goal 2 - 4
Connor Martin scores for Glossop North End
47:00 Goal 2 - 2
Courtney Meppen-Walter scores for Glossop North End
End of period 1
34:00 Goal 2 - 1
Jude Oyibo scores for Glossop North End
8:00 Goal 2 - 0
Goal for Trafford
6:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Trafford
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Trafford
  • Glossop North End
  • 0
  • Goal 6:00'
  • Goal 8:00'
  • Jude Oyibo Goal 34:00'
  • Courtney Meppen-Walter Goal 47:00'
  • Chris Baguley Sub Off 60:00'
  • Liam Wood Goal 60:00'
  • Harry Brazel Sub On 60:00'
  • Connor Martin Goal 60:00'
  • Gary Gee Sub Off 75:00'
  • Lee Rick Goal 75:00'
  • Goal 76:00'

Team selection

Phillips, Paul Phillips, Paul
Lacy, Lewis Lacy, Lewis
Russell, Matt Russell, Matt
Johnson, Dale Johnson, Dale
Russell, Matthew Russell, Matthew
Jones, Adam Jones, Adam
Wood, Liam Wood, Liam
Gee, Gary Gee, Gary
Oyibo, Jude Oyibo, Jude
Baguley, Chris Baguley, Chris
Meppen-Walter, Courtney Meppen-Walter, Courtney
Glossop North End
  • 1. Paul Phillips
  • 2. Lewis Lacy
  • 3. Matt Russell
  • 4. Matthew Russell
  • 5. Adam Jones
  • 6. Liam Wood
  • 7. Courtney Meppen-Walter
  • 8. Gary Gee
  • 9. Dale Johnson
  • 10. Jude Oyibo
  • 11. Chris Baguley
  • 12. Harry Brazel
  • 13. Connor Martin
  • 14. Lee Rick

League round up

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Kendal Town
Scarborough Athletic
South Shields
Colwyn Bay
Ramsbottom United

League table

# Team Pl Pts
9. Colwyn Bay 42 61
10. Atherton Collieries 42 58
11. Glossop North End 42 53
12. Clitheroe 42 51
13. Droylsden 42 50
14. Ramsbottom United 42 48
15. Ossett Albion 42 47


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