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4th December, 2016

Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2016/17 #35

AFC Mansfield and Cleethorpes Town are through to the last 32 of this season's Buildbase FA Vase after last gasp 2-1 victories in their Third Round ties on Saturday.

Mansfield fought off a tough challenge from their Central Midlands League hosts Hucknall Town, Grant Allott scoring in injury time after Oliver Fearon's first-half opener had been cancelled out around the hour mark.

And, Cleethorpes fell behind at home to Hallmark Security League side Bootle on 83 minutes but Brody Robertson popped up twice, the second coming in time added on, to send the Owls through in dramatic fashion.

However, there was disappointment against Ebac Northern League opposition for Bottesford Town who were beaten 2-1 at home by Billingham Town and for Staveley Miners Welfare who bowed out of the competition with a 3-0 loss at South Shields.

In the Premier Division, Pickering Town climbed up to third, eleven points behind leaders Cleethorpes, following their 5-1 victory at next-to-bottom Armthorpe Welfare.

Ryan Cooper and Ryan Blott put them two up by the interval before George Bissett, Billy Logan and Jules Gabbiadini stretched their advantage and Craig Aspinall got a consolation for the hosts.

The Pikes go above Bridlington Town whose twelve match winning run came to an end with a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Hemsworth Miners Welfare despite a Brett Agnew penalty and a William Waudby strike putting them 2-0 ahead by the 27th minute.

Hemsworth had levelled by the interval through Nicholas Guest and Bill Law before, in the second half, Jed Wilkinson put them ahead and Law's second of the afternoon on 69 minutes sealed the victory.

Handsworth Parramore remain fifth after their 4-1 victory at Liversedge, Jon Froggatt with two of their goals, whilst Albion Sports stay sixth following a 2-2 draw at Athersley Recreation where the hosts claimed a late equaliser through Kai Hancock.

The biggest victory of the afternoon saw Harrogate Railway Athletic win 5-0 at home to Retford United and there were draws in the remaining three Premier Division matches.

There were no goals between Worksop Town and Parkgate whilst four were shared at both Barton Town Old Boys's home clash with Maltby Main and for Clipstone's short trip to Rainworth Miners Welfare where it also ended 2-2.

AFC Emley are the new leaders in Division One after two goals from the league's joint top goalscorer Ashley Flynn helped them to a 5-0 home win over Westella & Willerby who drop into the bottom two.

Flynn's brace took him to 31 for the season - a feat currently equalled by Parramore's Aaron Moxam - whilst further goals from Kieran Ryan, Jordan Coduri and Thomas Brennan made it a comfortable afternoon.

Emley go above Penistone Church who went down to a 1-0 home loss to sixth placed Hallam, Tom Roebuck with the winner thirteen minutes from time.

Christopher Wood struck twice to keep Pontefract Collieries in third spot, two points off the summit, as they won 4-1 at home to Selby Town and a double from Daniel Norton in Hall Road Rangers' 4-3 victory over visitors Knaresborough Town sees his side climb into fourth.

Rossington Main jump out of the bottom two after their 2-2 home draw with Yorkshire Amateur with both sides netting in stoppage time, Jake Vernon for Main and Adam Shaw with the second for the Ammers.

Despite goals from William Grogan, Nostell Miners Welfare were beaten 3-2 at home by Campion, Lee Bradshaw striking twice for the visitors, and Nostell are now eight points adrift in the basement.

James Handley's winner deep in stoppage time snatched Shirebrook Town a 2-1 victory at Brigg Town and they move up into fourteenth spot whilst Teversal and Winterton Rangers stay eighteenth and ninth, respectively, after their goalless draw at Carnarvon Street.

One game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch with Worsbrough Bridge Athletic's home clash against Dronfield Town unable to go ahead.

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