Stalemate in Silsden clash

Vodkat Premier Division

Silsden 0

Glossop NE 0

GLOSSOP gained a valuable point at Silsden on Saturday to help them climb up the Vodkat table.

The game consisted of very few chances and certainly didn’t mirror the eight-goal thriller which occurred at Surrey Street weeks earlier.

The wind played a major role in the way the match played out and the Hillmen were against it in the first half. Jon McIlwaine’s kicking was affected by the blustery conditions and the players also struggled, often watching the ball float over the top of their heads.

Although the Cobbydalers had the majority of possession, it was North End who created the only real chance of the first half when Rob Hartshorne sprinted to the touchline and fired a ball into the box but Gary Kharas was unable finish.

Glossop managed to survive the first half, and with the wind in their sails started to threaten the Silsden goal after the break.

The Cobbydalers’ defence was breached by the Hillmen on numerous occasions and if Dave Morris and Steve Heaton could have got a better connection on their shots, the outcome may have been different.