: News : Match Reviews : Season 2016/17 : Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2016/17 #41 : Printable Version
Both Cleethorpes Town and AFC Emley comfortably won their match in the Christmas schedule to extend their lead at the top of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division and Division One, respectively.
A hat-trick from Marc Cooper helped Cleethorpes to a 6-0 home victory over Barton Town Old Boys with Luke Mascall, Liam Davis and Matthew Bloomer also scoring to move the Owls ten points clear of the chasing pack.
Pickering Town, who have moved up to second with their 3-2 win at fourth-placed Bridlington Town, have three games in hand of the leaders so will be confident that they can close the gap in 2017.
The Pikes had to come from behind to pick up their latest victory after Joel Sutton had put the Seasiders ahead as Nicholas Thompson, Joseph Danby and Billy Logan all netted before a penalty from Andrew Norfolk halved the deficit for the hosts.
Goals from Alex Rippon and Aaron Moxam earned Handsworth Parramore a 2-1 defeat of visitors Rainworth Miners Welfare and they climb up to fifth ahead of Albion Sports who drew 4-4 at home to Staveley Miners Welfare.
They were 3-1 up at the break with Karl Hall's opener added to by a Omar Habeeb double but Staveley rallied in the second period and goals from Tyla Bell, Craig Getliff and Adam Lee had the visitors 4-3 up before Hall got his second and Sports' fourth as injury time loomed to share the spoils.
At the other end of the table, Barton are now the basement side after Retford United picked up a point in a 0-0 home draw with fellow bottom four outfit Armthorpe Welfare whilst Parkgate stay twentieth despite their 3-1 win at Garforth Town.
Ashley Emmett, Tawanda Rupere and Kieran Hirst scored for the Steelmen to pick up three vital points after Mark Simpson had put Garforth ahead on 54 minutes.
There were two goals each for Elliot Broughton and Wayne Graves as Bottesford Town dispatched visitors Rainworth Miners Welfare, 6-1, and there was a 3-0 home victory for Clipstone over Worksop Town, Richard Patterson, Andrew Fox and Steven McDonnell on the scoresheet for the Cobras.
Harrogate Railway Athletic were 3-2 winners at Maltby Main with all of their goals coming in the first half whilst it ended 0-0 in Liversedge's home clash with Athersley Recreation.
In Division One, Emley showed no mercy to bottom placed hosts Nostell Miners Welfare as hat-tricks from Kieran Ryan and Ashley Flynn helped them to a 9-2 win with Samuel Jerome, Aaron Joseph and Liam Schofield also adding to their tally.
The Pewits are now three points clear of Penistone Church who did not have a game whilst Grimsby Borough climb to third after Luke Fanthorpe and Daniel Trott scored in their 2-0 win at next-to-bottom Westella & Willerby.
Pontefract Collieries drop to fourth following their single goal loss at sixth placed Hallam, Jake Currie with the vital strike early in the second period, and Hall Road Rangers stay fifth even though Liam Flanagan's 63rd minute winner condemned them to a 2-1 defeat at Selby Town who end the year in ninth spot.
Mark Bett and Daniel Cunningham both struck twice for Campion as they won 5-0 at relegation-threatened Worsbrough Bridge Athletic to strengthen their grip on seventh spot as the side just below them, Knaresborough Town, went down 4-2 at home to Yorkshire Amateur.
Carl Heard got two of the visitors' goals as the Ammers moved up to thirteenth above Brigg Town who drew 0-0 at Winterton Rangers and Shirebrook Town who, courtesy of goals from Jason Stokes, Lee Holmes and Lewis Szanto, were beaten 3-0 by visitors Rossington Main.
Teversal were 2-1 winners at Ollerton Town with James McCann netting twice after Mark Carter had put the hosts in front whilst Nathan Keightley's double helped Glasshoughton Welfare to a 4-0 home win over Dronfield Town to consolidate tenth place in the table.