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Cup defeat for Glossop North End
Wednesday 6th December 2017 @ 09:41 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

The third round of the Derbyshire Senior Cup was won 2-4 on penalties by Ilkeston Town as they held Glossop North End to a 1-1 draw after ninety minutes.

Glossop went into the game naming two of the managerial staff in the squad due to the home team missing a number of players with injuries or illness.

The visitors withstood a barrage of pressure from the Glossop frontmen and got a chance to counter and capitalised when Montel Gibson’s shot squirmed under goalkeeper Paul Phillips.

Glossop reacted well with Jude Oyibo running at the defence again, skipping passed three tackles and slotting the ball into the far post with a contender for goal of the season.

The first half saw Glossop’s Oyibo and Zeph Thomas using their pace to drive at the defence and support striker Ben Deegan creating a number of chances but were unable to put the ball beyond Ian Deakin in the Ilkeston goal.

The best chance at 0-0 was a free header for Deegan in front of goal that he put narrowly wide of the post followed by a sigh of relief by Deakin.

The half time whistle blew with the score 1-1 and the Glossop fans hopeful that their team can keep up the pressure and continue creating chances to break the deadlock.

The second half was more of a battle as Ilkeston started to deal with the pace and power of the Glossop front three better than the first fourty-five minutes.

The home team carried on plugging away and on the 76th minute Oyibo struck a seemingly unstoppable half volley matched only by Deakin’s reaction save.

From the resulting corner Kane Hickman saw his own half volley cleared off the line and Glossop started to think it wasn’t going to happen for them

At full time the game was going straight to the lottery of a penalty shootout and a chance for a player to be hero.

Ilkeston held their nerves to win the shootout 4-2 with the visiting goalkeeper Deakin walking away the hero.

Glossop will now concentrate on getting their squad back to full strength and getting back to winning ways in the league.

By Liam Amos