Glapwell edge closer to league title

NAPIT Chesterfield and Distrtict Sunday League round-up.
NAPIT Chesterfield and Distrtict Sunday League round-up.

Glapwell are now within one victory of securing the Central Midlands League North Division title after a ninth successive league victory over Newark Town at Hall Corner on Saturday.

Despite being far from their best performance of the season, the 7-2 win was their 20th consecutive unbeaten league game, a run which includes 19 victories and only one draw.

They took a while to really get going in this one but went in front on 20 minutes when Josh Scully’s hanging cross from the right was headed in by Josh Parfitt at the back post.

Scully doubled Glapwell’s advantage on 28 minutes when his brilliant quickly taken free-kick flew like a rocket into the far corner, even if the keeper had been correctly positioned he would still have stood very little chance.

From there, Jake Ballinger bagged his 20th goal of the season was deflected into the net after Parfitt’s original effort had brought a good save out of visiting keeper Oliver Sinclair.

Good work by Ryan Cancellara and Adam Kimberley then set up Parfitt who raced through for his second of the afternoon to give Glapwell a 4-0 half-time lead.

The second half was much like the first, Glapwell had a couple of clear chances but had to wait until 12 minutes from the end to score a fifth when Josh Scully curled home another spectacular free-kick, this time into the bottom corner.

Jake Ballinger scored his second, and Glapwell’s sixth, on 84 minutes when he tapped home.

Just a minute later Josh Parfitt completed his sixth hat-trick of the season and helped himself to hi 39th goal of the season when he smashed the ball home into the far corner.

Glapwell will then want to forget the final five minutes as they cheaply gifted the visitors two goals, firstly Dom Swingler headed home from Michael Minty’s cross before Swingler capitalised on some sloppy defending to round Ryan Hopkins and tap the ball into an empty net.

Glapwell’s miserable last few minutes were rounded off in injury time when Sam Bartram was shown a straight red card for a rash tackle on the halfway line.

But, Glapwell roll on and will now secure the league title with one more victory, that could come on Saturday as they host Brodsworth Welfare at Hall Corner, KO 3pm.