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27th April, 2017

Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2016/17 #74

Grimsby Borough and Penistone Church will battle it out for the final promotion place from Toolstation NCEL Division One after winning their play-off semi-finals on Wednesday.

Penistone made it play-off agony for AFC Emley for the second successive season as they beat the Pewits at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground, 3-1.

Andrew Ring gave the visitors a third minute lead before Liam Schofield's own goal doubled their advantage by the interval and a penalty for Jack Moore just past the hour mark put the game beyond doubt.

Graham McLachlan was then sent off for Emley, who were beaten in the final twelve months ago by Bottesford Town, before they claimed a consolation goal through top scorer Ashley Flynn who notched up his 55th of the season.

Penistone will now travel on Saturday to Borough who won 3-2 at home to Hallam despite a late first-half brace from Michael Blythen putting them two goals down by the interval.

Caine Winfarrah and Jack Debnam had drawn the Wilderness Boys level within ten minutes of the restart before Adam Drury got what proved to be the winner going into the last quarter-of-an-hour.

It means that either Penistone or Grimsby Borough will join Division One champions Hall Road Rangers and second-placed Pontefract Collieries in moving up into the top flight of the NCEL for next season.

Elsewhere, there was one game in the Premier Division as champions Cleethorpes Town made it 105 points for the campaign as they won 3-2 at Garforth Town.

Marc Cooper's opener was added to by a Peter Winn penalty and a Jonathan Oglesby strike in the opening 38 minutes for the rampant Owls.

Cleethopes played the last ten minutes with ten men as Leigh Hutchinson limped off whereupon Garforth struck twice through Ryan Donoghue and Mark Simpson to make it a tight finish but the visitors went home with all three points.


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