Belper Town knock out Glossop North End to progress in Derbyshire Senior Cup

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An Alex Steadman brace sent Belper through to the semi-finals of the Derbyshire Senior Cup with a 2-1 win over Glossop North End.

Glossop started the game with midfielder Ben Richardson in goal, after regular goalkeeper Luke Pilling was stuck in traffic on the way to game and missed kick-off, but was later substituted on just before half-time.

The home side went ahead from the penalty spot ten minutes into the second half when Phil Watt pulled down Glossop captain Kieran Lugsden as he drove into box. Lugsden got himself up and sent Charlie Mansfield the wrong way.

The Nailers equalised with a penalty of their own when Tyrell Shannon-Lewis was fouled by Martin Parker after he had chased down a long ball. Steadman stepped up and slotted the ball home.

Steadman got his and the Nailers’ second five minutes later when he raced through one and one and Pilling could not get enough on the ball as Steadman sidefooted it past him.

The Hillmen were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Eddie Moran was sent off for a second bookable offence. The linesman consulted the referee after he felt dissent was aimed his way and Moran was given his marching orders.

The win takes the Nailers through to the semi-finals of the Derbyshire Senior Cup and only one win away from a potential trip to the iPro Stadium.