Glossop North End ran out comfortable 2-0 winners of the New Mills with a goal in each half against their rivals.
They will probably be disappointed that they didn’t score more against a team who have lost every game that they have played this season, but credit the visitors for grafting hard.
The Millers never gave up and always tried to play football, although the gulf in quality between the two squads was evident throughout and they didn’t create a clear cut chance of note.
A couple of early chances had been passed up before GNE took the lead.
Firstly Tom Bailey just couldn’t get enough power on his sliding stretch and then Jamie Rainford shot narrowly wide from outside the box.
However, that changed in the 11th minute when Rainford curled a shot into the far corner after creating an opening.
Shortly afterwards Eddie Moran forced a good save from Oliver Martin, Jason Carey headed wide from a corner and Kieran Lugsden’s flicked header was in turned flicked over by a defender.
It looked as though GNE would bag a hatful; however a combination of Millers hard work and GNE carelessness meant that chances became scarce.
The game sprung to life again temporarily in the 54th minute when GNE netted their second.
Tom Bailey picked up the ball and burst into the box, before blasting a low shot that Martin could only parry, allowing Lugsden to score from the rebound.
However, the game continued in a tepid vein, with GNE having much of the possession but not creating much of note.
It was only as the game headed towards its conclusion that Martyn Andrews had a chance from a tight angle that went over the bar, and Bailey’s swivelled shot was saved.