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26th February, 2017

Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2016/17 #57

Leaders Cleethorpes Town won 4-1 in their top-two clash at home to Pickering Town to increase their advantage at the summit of the Premier Division to five points.

The Owls also have a game in hand after a victory that could prove vital in the chase for the title as they netted all their goals in a fourteen minute period at the start of the second half.

Jonathan Oglesby set the ball rolling with Liam Davis and then a double from Brody Robertson putting them out of reach before Ryan Cooper grabbed a consolation for the Pikes with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.

The other three sides in the top five all won with third-placed Bridlington Town beating visitors AFC Mansfield who drop to seventh, Chris Jenkinson with the only goal of the game after 35 minutes.

Thackley and Handsworth Parramore are fourth and fifth, respectively, after victories of their own.

Peteu Crouz put Liversedge ahead at Thackley but Daniel Broadbent and George Eustance netted to secure a 2-1 win for the home side.

Meanwhile, two goals from Gareth Griffiths helped the Amber Parras to a 5-3 triumph at bottom three side Parkgate.

Albion Sports climbed above Mansfield into sixth as Daniel Facey struck twice in their 3-2 win at Hemsworth Miners Welfare and Garforth Town are up into eighth having beaten visitors Retford United by a single goal, Mark Simpson netting for the tenth game in a row for the Miners.

There were home victories for Staveley Miners Welfare and Worksop Town as Kurtis Morley struck twice in a 4-2 defeat of Maltby Main and Samuel Weston also got a brace in a 5-0 win over Harrogate Railway Athletic, respectively.

And, Clipstone raced to a 2-0 lead at home to Bottesford Town but the visitors rallied to take a point, Mike Thompson with a 51st minute equaliser in the 2-2 draw.

The top three teams in Division One all won with leaders Pontefract Collieries maintaining a six point lead over AFC Emley with a 7-0 home win over bottom side Nostell Miners Welfare.

Michael Dunn's hat-trick was added to by a Christopher Jackson brace and one each for Jordan Turner and Calum Stapleton for a rampant Colls.

Emley beat hosts Rossington Main, 2-0, Kieran Ryan getting both of their goals whilst Hall Road Rangers remain two points further behind in third but with two games in hand of the top two after a 2-1 win at home to fourth-placed Penistone Church.

Joshua Batty and Jack Binns scored for Rangers who are now four points ahead of Penistone who grabbed a late consolation through Daniel Joynes.

Hallam climb to fifth after a 9-1 thrashing of home side Worsbrough Bridge Athletic, Jake Currie scoring five of the Sandygate outfit's goals to further cement a play-off spot.

Worsbrough, meanwhile, stay a point above the drop zone as next-to-bottom Westella & Willerby were beaten 3-0 at Knaresborough Town whose victory gave their play-off ambitions a boost.

There were away wins for Eccleshill United and Ollerton Town, the Eagles 3-1 victors at Campions whilst the Nottinghamshire side beat Yorkshire Amateur in dramatic fashion, Sam Dockwray's injury time strike making it 2-1.

And, Selby Town shared four goals with visitors Glasshoughton Welfare thanks to a last gasp equaliser from Sam Cable for the Robins.

Meanwhile, three games were called off with Barton Town Old Boys's home clash with Athersley Recreation and Teversal's trip to Dronfield Town succumbing to waterlogged pitches whilst a power supply problem put paid to Shirebrook Town's match with visitors Winterton Rangers.

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