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Glossop North End
M Russell (12', 89' Pen), P Boyle (29')
Full time
D Korie-Butler (27', 37', 48'), J Dunn (68'), P Doran (85'), B Hodkinson (93')
Sat 13 Oct 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 234

REPORT | Glossop North End 3-6 Widnes


Korie-Butler hits treble in six-goal Glossop rout

Dale Korie-Butler struck a hat-trick to help Widnes recover from two deficits and maintain their current run of form with a 6-3 victory over Glossop North End on Saturday.

The win extends Widnes’ unbeaten run to four in the league, with Steve Akrigg and Kev Towey’s side having only lost once in their last seven fixtures in the Evo-Stik Division One West.

Matthew Russell handed the home side a lead, which was cancelled out by Korie-Butler as the half-hour approached, before adding his second 10 minutes later after Peter Boyle had restored Glossop’s one-goal advantage.

The former Ashton Athletic forward edged Widnes in front for the first time early in the second half to complete his hat-trick, then Jack Dunn and Phil Doran got themselves on the scoresheet as the Whites racked up five at Surrey Street.

Russell grabbed a personal second as he converted a late penalty, but it was purely consolation for Mark Canning and Andy Bishop’s men, as substitute Ben Hodkinson netted a sixth in stoppage time.

Co-bosses Akrigg and Towey opted for three changes to the side that drew at home to Ramsbottom United last time out. Both joint-managers came into the side alongside George Webster in place of Kev Pollard, Sean Myler who was rested and the injured Mike Burke missed out.

The opening chance of the encounter fell to Glossop but the unmarked Oliver Thornley could only nod wide from a corner.

Widnes looked to impose themselves early with Korie-Butler forcing a comfortable save out of Russell Saunders before Towey had an effort ruled out for offside.

Glossop edged the early exchanges, and their positive start was rewarded with a goal on 12 minutes.

After Ryan Neild had pushed Jack Tuohy’s free-kick away to safety, Sam Madeley struck the post with a rebound. Glossop kept the ball alive despite having a number of shots blocked, with skipper Russell on hand to head home from Bishop’s acrobatic cutback.

Within 15 minutes, though, the Whites were level. Jay Roberts drove forward purposefully from right-back and played a clever through-ball in the vicinity of Korie-Butler. Bishop failed to deal with it, allowing the Widnes forward to pick up the loose ball, round Saunders and convert from a tight angle.

The game was more akin to a basketball match around the half-hour as Glossop quickly restored their advantage. Tuohy’s flick released Madeley who found Boyle in space. He was afforded enough time to set himself and drive home an effort via the foot of the post.

As the visitors searched for an instant response, Korie-Butler spurned a glorious chance to equalise as he broke the offside trap to face Saunders one-on-one, but he wasted the effort after attempting to round the Glossop custodian who got a glove on the ball as the chance broke down.

Korie-Butler would make no mistake eight minutes before the break. Danny Ventre floated a sublime delivery into the area, finding Towey who intelligently dropped his shoulder to engineer space for a cutback that allowed the Widnes No.9 to redirect into an empty net.

Widnes flew out of the blocks in the second half, with Korie-Butler having a shot beaten away by Saunders with Jack Dunn hitting a follow-up effort off target.

Their intense start to the second period was rewarded just three minutes in when Widnes secured a lead for the first time. Roberts floated a ball over the top of a sleeping Glossop back-line when Towey, stood in an offside position, played decoy as Korie-Butler ghosted in from the left to lift a well-taken lob over the stranded Saunders, completing his hat-trick.

Widnes never looked back, adding a fourth midway through the half as Dunn made it two goals in three games since arriving on loan from Warrington Town, finding the top corner with a scoop-shot from just outside the area, leaving Saunders with no chance.

The visitors were cruising and in complete control against a Glossop side that were devoid of ideas. Debutant Rob Bourne, Chris Lomax and Hodkinson were all introduced from the bench, and Lomax really should have added a fifth when he headed Conor Ready’s cross over from close-range.

A fifth goal came from an unlikely source with only seven minutes remaining. Doran went on a marauding run forward, bullying his way through a crowd of Glossop players before exchanging passes with Ready and firing a shot at goal that took a heavy deflection on its way beyond Saunders.

The hosts claimed a third as Russell converted a dubious penalty late in normal time, but Widnes promptly scampered to the other end of the field to make it 6-3, as Hodkinson turned home after Lomax drilled a cross into the six-yard area.

Dale Korie-Butler

Player of the Match

Dale Korie-Butler

Key moments

Goal Matt Russell scores for Glossop North End
Goal Dale Korie-Butler scores for Widnes
Goal Peter Boyle scores for Glossop North End
Goal Dale Korie-Butler scores for Widnes
Goal Dale Korie-Butler scores for Widnes
Goal Jack Dunn scores for Widnes
Goal Phil Doran scores for Widnes
Scored Penalty Matt Russell scores a penalty for Glossop North End
90:00 +3:00
Goal Ben Hodkinson scores for Widnes


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90:00 +5:00 Player of the Match
Dale Korie-Butler is awarded player of the match for Widnes
90:00 +3:00 Goal 3 - 6
Ben Hodkinson scores for Widnes
90:00 +3:00 Assist
Chris Lomax makes an assist for Widnes
89:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 5
Matt Russell scores a penalty for Glossop North End
85:00 Goal 2 - 5
Phil Doran scores for Widnes
85:00 Assist
Conor Ready makes an assist for Widnes
76:00 Sub Off
Kev Towey is substituted off for Widnes
76:00 Sub On
Ben Hodkinson is substituted on for Widnes
71:00 Sub Off
Jack Dunn is substituted off for Widnes
71:00 Sub On
Robert Bourne is substituted on for Widnes
71:00 Sub Off
Dale Korie-Butler is substituted off for Widnes
71:00 Sub On
Chris Lomax is substituted on for Widnes
68:00 Goal 2 - 4
Jack Dunn scores for Widnes
68:00 Assist
Dale Korie-Butler makes an assist for Widnes
48:00 Assist
Jay Roberts makes an assist for Widnes
48:00 Goal 2 - 3
Dale Korie-Butler scores for Widnes
46:00 Kickoff
Widnes kick off
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 2 - 2
Dale Korie-Butler scores for Widnes
37:00 Assist
Kev Towey makes an assist for Widnes
29:00 Goal 2 - 1
Peter Boyle scores for Glossop North End
27:00 Assist
Jay Roberts makes an assist for Widnes
27:00 Goal 1 - 1
Dale Korie-Butler scores for Widnes
12:00 Goal 1 - 0
Matt Russell scores for Glossop North End
1:00 Kickoff
Glossop North End kick off
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Glossop North End
  • Widnes
  • 0
  • Matt Russell Goal 12:00'
  • Jay Roberts Assist 27:00'
  • Dale Korie-Butler Goal 27:00'
  • Peter Boyle Goal 29:00'
  • Kev Towey Assist 37:00'
  • Dale Korie-Butler Goal 37:00'
  • Jay Roberts Assist 48:00'
  • Dale Korie-Butler Goal 48:00'
  • Dale Korie-Butler Assist 68:00'
  • Jack Dunn Goal 68:00'
  • Jack Dunn Sub Off 71:00'
  • Dale Korie-Butler Sub Off 71:00'
  • Robert Bourne Sub On 71:00'
  • Chris Lomax Sub On 71:00'
  • Kev Towey Sub Off 76:00'
  • Ben Hodkinson Sub On 76:00'
  • Conor Ready Assist 85:00'
  • Phil Doran Goal 85:00'
  • Matt Russell Scored Penalty 89:00'
  • Chris Lomax Assist 90:00 +3:00'
  • Ben Hodkinson Goal 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Neild, Ryan Neild, Ryan
Roberts, Jay Roberts, Jay
Doran, Phil Doran, Phil
Grogan, Michael Grogan, Michael
Akrigg, Steve Akrigg, Steve
Ready, Conor Ready, Conor
Dunn, Jack Dunn, Jack
Ventre, Danny Ventre, Danny
Webster, George Webster, George
Towey, Kev Towey, Kev
Korie-Butler, Dale Korie-Butler, Dale
Glossop North End
  • 1. Russell Saunders
  • 2. Adam Cooper
  • 3. Oli Turner
  • 4. Matt Russell
  • 5. Andrew Bishop
  • 6. Oliver Thornley
  • 7. Jason Hill
  • 8. Ian Bennett
  • 9. Sam Madeley
  • 10. Peter Boyle
  • 11. Jack Tuohy
  • 12. Liam Turner
  • 13. Will Knight
  • 14. Thomas Healey
  • 15. Alexander Elliott
  • 16. Matthew Chapman

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
10. Kidsgrove Athletic 38 58
11. Colwyn Bay 38 52
12. Widnes 38 51
13. Chasetown 38 46
14. Droylsden 38 43
15. Newcastle Town 38 40
16. Market Drayton Town 38 40

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