Glapwell ease past Bentley to make a return to winning ways

Bilsthorpe v Glapwell.'Glapwell's Lee Naughton goes for goal.
Bilsthorpe v Glapwell.'Glapwell's Lee Naughton goes for goal.

Glapwell returned to winning ways as they saw off the challenge of Bentley Colliery to record a 3-0 victory at The Avenue in CMFL North.

The opening stages saw the home side put almost everybody behind the ball and it was a case of when Glapwell would finally break them down.

It took 39 minutes but they had chances before that through Callum Dovison, who fired straight at home keeper Chris Scott, and Neil Grayson also fired wide.

But Glapwell did finally break the deadlock when Grayson’s cross from the left was headed home by Daniel Russell five minutes before the half-time break.

They could have been pegged back only 12 seconds after the break when Kevin Lynch broke clear but his shot was smothered by Ryan Hopkins. The second half was pretty much the same as the first as Glapwell had plenty of the ball and it was just a case of being patient as again Bentley packed their defence but Glapwell had chances again.

The visitors had to wait until the 74th minute to put the game to bed when Josh Thomas’ low shot was parried by the keeper into the path of Neil Grayson who headed home from a couple of yards out.

It could have been three soon after but Josh Thomas’ effort brought a fine save out of Bentley keeper Chris Scott.

Ash Grayson did score Glapwell’s third with five minutes remaining when he raced on to Thomas’ through ball before finishing well into the far corner from the edge of the area.