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Silsden Reserves on the ball against Glossop. Pictures: David S Brett.

Silsden Reserves on the ball against Glossop.
Pictures: David S Brett.

SilsResGNE3Silsden Reserves 0 Glossop NE 2
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After misery midweek in the North West Counties League Trophy, Silsden were looking to bounce back and be on the right side of the result against inform Glossop, the Reserve Division table-toppers in the League Cup.
Silsden started brightly and were looking comfortable.
With Glossop playing five through the midfield, Danny Nazir and Tom Sowerbutts started to get overrun, causing gaps throughout the Silsden midfield and full back areas.
SilsGNEbTom Palmer and Declan Consoli contained them well for 15-20 minutes but then Glossop started to move the ball quicker into the gaps,
Silsden were put on the back foot for a 10-minute spell, with the visitors creating a couple of openings but nothing too threatening.
The opening goal came after Geary was adjudged to have held back a Glossop striker. The free-kick took a deflection off the wall and left keeper Wayne Mahomet stranded as it looped into the corner.
Silsden were playing some neat football but looked to have had the wind taken out of their sails.
The game became end to end with chances falling to Mikey Hall and Bradley Fay.
SilsGNEcGlossop were quick on the attack and always seemed to break in numbers, creating a couple of opportunities that Mahomet dealt with until they got their second when a ball drilled into the box ping ponged about then found itself at the penalty spot with a Glossop player unmarked with time to place his spot past the helpless dive of Mahomet.
This seemed to kick start Silsden into action and before the half was over the Cobbydalers could have found them self on level terms or even in front.
Silsden started the brighter in the second half but were still being run tagged at the other end, with tired legs all over the park.
Palmer, Sowerbutts and Metcalfe were replaced but five minutes later Consoli and Geary were struggling but fought through on tired legs.
SIlsGNEaSilsden pushed for goals but it just wasn’t to be their day s much as they created the ball just wouldn’t fall and luck was just not on their side.
Holes appeared and Glossop pushed for more goals but couldn’t break Silsden’s back line down and when they did couldn’t find a way past Mahomet who made a few smart stops. On another day it could have been 4-2 to Silsden but it wasn’t to be, although the hosts could take plenty of positives from the game – the chances they created and some of the passages of football played was a pleasure to watch.
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