Midweek win lifts Colne after disappointing Glossop defeat

Chris Anderson opened the scoring for Colne against Squires Gate
Chris Anderson opened the scoring for Colne against Squires Gate

A late penalty denied Colne a share of the points at Glossop on Saturday after the Reds had dominated much of the game.

Steve Cunningham’s side started confidently and came close to an opening goal after only four minutes when Jonathan Hodgkinson’s header came back off the crossbar with home keeper Greg Hall stranded.

Glossop’s attacks on the break were capably dealt with by Alex Coleman and Hodgkinson. But after 34 minutes, the home side took full advantage of a free kick halfway inside the Colne half and Kieran Lugsden timed his run into the goalmouth perfectly to head home.

With the game evenly balanced, Colne levelled the scores after 70 minutes when Anderson’s through ball released Boyle into the penalty area and he found the net with a low shot under the advancing keeper.

Glossop came forward in the last 10 minutes and the pressure told after 86 minutes when Hodgkinson’s high tackle caught Lugsden and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, Lee Blackshaw scoring it.

Colne 3, Squires Gate 0

Colne got back on the winning trail with a resounding three goal victory on Tuesday.

Chris Anderson coolly side-footed home the opener in he first half before Berwick who fired home to double the Reds lead at 2-0 on 51 minutes.

The Reds’ final goal came in injury time from a long ball by Thompson which found Boyle and he fired it past the advancing keeper to round off the scoring at 3-0.

Next Saturday Colne travel to play Runcorn Linnets with a 3pm kick off before welcoming West Didsbury and Chorlton to the XLCR Stadium in the LFA Trophy on Tuesday evening with a 7.45pm kick off.