Stalemate for Hillmen on travels

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North West Counties League Premier Division

Alsager Town 0, Glossop North End 0

GLOSSOP were left to consider what might have been after Tuesday evening’s stalemate at Alsager Town.

The Hillmen began well, but despite swinging in a number of dangerous-looking crosses the goal was never really threatened.

Alsager fought their way back into the match, playing well through the midfield, but likewise never threatened Ben Proctor in the Glossop net, as the first half ended goalless.

The only significant goal threat came in the 74th minute as Alsager’s Antony Marshall just failed to connect with a deep cross from the right-hand side with the goal at his mercy.

A match containing a few hard tackles but no great controversy burst into life in the final ten minutes. A deliberate handball outside the penalty area by Alsager goalkeeper Ryan Moss led to a lenient yellow card and a free-kick to the Hillmen.

The remaining minutes became somewhat frantic as both sides searched for that elusive winning goal.

Glossop thought they had scored it when, deep into added time, Sensale drifted between the two Alsager central defenders to head the ball into the back of the net past the stranded Moss, only for the assistant referee to flag for offside.

Glossop: Proctor, L. McGregor, Allen, Dickinson (c), Birch (Lugsden), Smallwood, Heaton (D. McGregor), Oakes, Marshall (Elliott), Sensale, Connolly. Subs not used: Browne, Thompson. Attendance: 105.

Wednesday August 8

Premier Division

Silsden 1-0 Bacup Borough

First Division

Chadderton 0-3 West Didsbury & Chorlton

Cheadle Town 1-1 Ashton Town

Eccleshall 2-3 Irlam

Nelson 5-2 Atherton LR

Tuesday August 7

Premier Division

AFC Blackpool 0-1 Padiham

Alsager Town 0-0 Glossop North End

Ashton Athletic 1-3 Colne

Barnoldswick Town 3-2 Squires Gate

Bootle 2-0 Wigan Robin Park

St Helens Town 2-1 AFC Liverpool

Stone Dominoes 2-2 Stockport Sports

Winsford United 2-1 Norton United

First Division

Abbey Hey 5-2 Leek CSOB

AFC Darwen 3-0 Holker Old Boys

Rochdale Town 3-1 Oldham Boro

Monday August 6

Premier Division

Maine Road 4-1 Runcorn Linnets

Runcorn Town 4-3 Congleton Town

First Division

Atherton Collieries 2-3 Formby