Glapwell continue winning streak over Appleby Frodingham


Nathan Whitehead scored four to fire Glapwell to their fourth successive league victory with a 5-2 success at Appleby Frodingham.

Glapwell made a blistering start and could have been ahead after only two minutes but Josh Parfitt’s header was ruled offside.

They were ahead on four minutes, though, as Whitehead opened the scoring with a measured finish from the edge of the area.

He then doubled his, and Glapwell’s tally, on 12 minutes in stunning fashion when he beat a defender before curling an effort into the top corner from just outside the area.

Glapwell sloppily allowed the hosts back in it, though, and two goals in eight minutes from Jonathan Nicholls had them level on the half hour.

It didn’t last long, though, as Whitehead completed his hat-trick a minute later to fire Glapwell back in front when he fired under the body of home keeper Patrick Shaw.

There were chances for Glapwell to extend their lead with Josh Parfitt and James Whitfield going close but Ryan Hopkins had to make a good save to deny Christopher Rodgers at the other end.

The points were finally wrapped up with eight minutes remaining when Jordan Jones picked out Josh Parfitt who rolled the ball into the bottom corner.

Glapwell weren’t quite finished there and Whitehead added his fourth in stoppage time when he smashed home a free-kick after Thomas Pearson had been sent off for the home side for a trip on Callum Dovison.

Jordan Jones could have added a sixth with the final action of the game but he was brilliantly denied by Shaw in the home goal but Glapwell climb to third after an eighth victory from 12 league matches.