Ton up! Glossop North End reach magic 100-goal mark

Tom Bailey notched twice on Saturday, including the momentous 100th goal of Glossop's season.
Tom Bailey notched twice on Saturday, including the momentous 100th goal of Glossop's season.
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Glossop North End surpassed the 100-goal mark in style with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Ashton Athletic.

The Hillmen strengthened their grip on second place in the league and in the process closed the gap on leaders Runcorn Linnets.

It took until the second half for Glossop to find the net, but they notched their 99th, 100th and 101st goals of the season – an incredible return from 34 league and cup matches.

In doing so they have conceded just 17 times, which is equally as impressive.

Throughout the first half North End were knocking on the door, but found the Yellows back four in a determined mood.

When they did get past them they were denied by the woodwork.

Meanwhile, the North End rearguard had to be on their mettle as Athletic looked quick and dangerous on the counter.

However, neither side could break the deadlock before the interval arrived.

The second half started with a bang when Kelvin Lugsden burst into the box and was fouled, earning the hosts a spot-kick.

Tom Bailey stepped up and sent the ‘keeper the wrong way.

On the hour mark the lead was doubled, again from the spot.

This time Carey was adjudged to have been felled in the box and Bailey stepped up again, sending his kick to the other side, but still sending the keeper the wrong way.

The third goal arrived in the 71st minute when a low cross from the right was sent back from where it came.

The ball eventually found its way to Ben Richardson and he squirmed an effort underneath the stopper to seal a memorable day for GNE.

• Glossop travelled to New Mills last night in the Derbyshire Senior Cup.

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