Hillmen put below-par Silsden to the sword

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Vodkat Premier Division

Glossop North End 7

Silsden 1

GLOSSOP demolished a below average Silsden side 7-1 at Surrey Street on Saturday.

The game began with a minute’s applause for the recent passing of Richard Gresty’s father.

After five minutes, the Hillmen were awarded a penalty for handball. Captain Jay Gorton confidently sent the keeper the wrong way.

Soon after, good work down the left by Garry Kharas allowed Rob Hartshorne to comfortably drill the ball past the Silsden keeper.

The Cobbydalers’ right-back was again under attack for the third goal after he was rounded by Alex Elliot, who fizzed the ball across the box and Adam Oakes lashed it through the legs of the keeper.

Then Hartshorne used his speed and strength to burst past the defender and his weak effort crept through the keeper’s legs.

Gresty got the goal he desired in the 62nd minute from an Elliot corner when he headed the ball down into the turf to the find the back of the net. Oakes added his second before Hartshorne claimed his hat-trick in injury time, Oakes again being involved.

A mix-up between Gorton and Jon McIlwaine allowed Ben Stanford to net a consolation.