Glossop North End held to FA Vase replay by Dunston UTS

Tom Bailey in action for Glossop North End.
Tom Bailey in action for Glossop North End.
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The Hillmen ended Saturday night kicking themselves after conceding a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Dunston UTS - which forced a replay in their FA Vase fifth round clash.

All four goals came in the final half-hour of the clash, with GNE squandering their lead despite having an extra man.

Glossop had the better of the first half in overall play, although the chances were about even.

Tom Bailey’s drive from a corner was blocked by a flying body and the same player’s header from a Jason Carey cross was too close to keeper Connell.

Carey was incensed when the referee said ‘no’ to what looked like a cast-iron penalty, his standing leg taken away from him by the defender – an argument that rumbled on at the break.

The second half started in a similar vein, Luke Gilhespy shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Kieran Lugsden.

Dunston piled the pressure on and they opened the scoring on 63 minutes when a cross into the box was not effectively cleared and Stephen Harrison drove home.

North End were level within two minutes however, when Carey rose highest to direct a header into the corner of the net.

Soon after Lee Blackshaw was up-ended by Dunston’s Gilhespy in the box resulting in a red card and penalty to Glossop.

Bailey then stepped up and scored before seeing a shot blocked on the line just after - a goal would almost certainly have killed the tie.

It was a crucial intervention as just seconds later Dunston were level.

A long ball saw Ormston win possession, brush off a GNE challenge and then sneak a shot past Greg Hall.

Extra-time arrived and despite being a man light, the visitors stayed resolute in defence to force next Saturday’s replay in Gateshead.

The winners of the clash will travel to Shaw Lane Aquaforce in the quarter-finals.