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A day to forget for Glossop
Sunday 4th February 2018 @ 11:23 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Evo-Stik First Division North

Tadcaster Albion 4-0 Glossop North End


Glossop’s playoff hopes were dealt a massive blow as Tadcaster Albion ran riot in a 4-0 victory at Ings Lane.

The Hillmen were hoping to build on the 3-3 draw with Ossett Town the previous weekend but were instead forced to taste a heavy defeat, thanks to a Casey Stewart double and solitary efforts from Peter Davidson and Andrew Milne.

The result has extended Glossop’s winless run to three games and leaves the club in eighth spot on 41 points, although they do have games in hand on the teams immediately above them.

In stark contrast, victory for Tadcaster extended their unbeaten run to four matches and has subsequently, if only just, revived their playoff chances.

The hosts took the lead on Saturday in the 16th minute through Stewart, although they were fortunate to do so as Glossop started the better side.

Courtney Meppen-Walter had two great chances to put the Hillmen ahead in the opening stages but found goalkeeper Michael Ingam in inspired mood.

Glossop were soon to rue those missed chances as Taddy opened the scoring three minutes later. After jigging his way through the Glossop defence, Stewart rifled in an unstoppable effort.

The visitors were dealt a further blow immediately after when Adam Jones was forced off due to injury.

That said, Glossop did respond well to falling behind and came close through a Callum Chippendale free-kick.

However, Tadcaster doubled their lead in the 33rd minute when Davidson hustled forward and struck an effort which bounced off Phillips and into the net. Phillips will count himself unfortaunte as the ball took a wicked bounce on an uneven surface.

Glossop were unable to reduce the defecit before the half-time whistle and it took the hosts just ten minutes after the re-start to kill the game off.

After racing off his line to deal with a long ball forward, Phillips’ miscued clearance found the feet of Stewart. The striker composed himself and found the back of the net from 35 yards.

Glossop were never likely to take anything from the game by this point although they did come close through Max Hazeldine. However, the striker was unable to connect to a wicked cross and the danger was cleared by Aaron Hardy.

Had it not been for some excellent keeping from Phillips, Stewart would have sealed a hattrick in the dying stages.

However, Phillips would concede shortly after, as Stewart turned provider and set up Milne from close range.

A damaging result for Glossop, who return to league action next weekend with an important clash against fellow playoff chasers Droylsden.

Pics: Steve Dyson