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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2017/18 #19

8th October, 2017

There was a full programme in the Toolstation NCEL as the leaders of both divisions enjoyed convincing wins on Non League Day on Saturday.

Pickering Town remain three points clear at the top of the Premier Division thanks to a 6-2 victory at Athersley Recreation, a Ryan Blott double added to by goals from Sam Denton, Lewis Taylor, Ged Dalton and Joseph McCormick whilst the hosts had Kyle Wordsorth and Lee Garside's names on their scoresheet.

The chasing pack, though, kept on the Pikes' coattails with the other sides in the top three also winning, free-scoring Pontefract Collieries staying in second as they made it 47 goals in their eleven matches so far with a 6-0 defeat of next-to-bottom hosts Barton Town.

Eli Hey scored twice after Kane Reece and Christopher Jackson had given the Colls a 2-0 half-time lead with Michael Dunn and Vaughan Redford also getting in on the action in the second period.

Maltby Main keep third spot, six points off the top, after a 4-1 win at Bottesford Town who drop to eighteenth - Steven McDonnell and Oliver Lawrence securing the victory in the second period after Alex Lill had given Main a ninth minute lead.

Handsworth Parramore are up into fourth after they raced into a 3-0 lead by the 32nd minute at home to Penistone Church, James Ashmore, Jason Yates and Adam Johnson netting before the visitor launched a fightback through Jordan Coduri and Kieran Ryan in the last quarter-of-an-hour but the Amber Parras held on for a 3-2 victory.

They are now above their tenants Worksop Town by a point, the Tigers falling to fifth as they needed an injury-time equaliser from Rhys Davies to snatch a 1-1 draw at Nottinghamshire neighbours Rainworth Miners Welfare, Tomas Poole opening the scoring for the Wrens on 63 minutes.

Second-half goals from Bradley Dockerty, Lloyd Henderson and Richard Collier earned Hemsworth Miners Welfare a 3-0 home win over Harrogate Railway Athletic and they are now up to sixth whilst the Rail stay in twentieth on a disappointing day for the basement sides where the bottom seven teams were all beaten.

Clipstone and Parkgate joined Barton, Harrogate Railway, Bottesford, Penistone and Athersley in tasting defeat although Clipstone did almost stage an amazing comeback at Hall Road Rangers who led 3-0 at half-time thanks to Daniel Norton and a Daniel Chambers brace.

Timothy Gregory pulled one back on 53 for the Cobras and a Matthew Hubbard strike gave them hope late on but Rangers ran out 3-2 winners.

Parkgate, meanwhile, went down 2-1 at home to Garforth Town, Callum Ward and Mark Simpson scoring for the visitors before Bradley Kerr halved the deficit on 70 minutes.

The only movement in the bottom seven saw Penistone climb one place to seventeenth above Bottesford on goal difference.

There was one hat-trick in the Premier Division and it came at the Forest Town Stadium where Oliver Fearon joined the league's top scorer, Blott, on fifteen goals with three of AFC Mansfield's goals in a 4-0 home victory over Albion Sports.

Tyla Bell got the only goal of the game as Staveley Miners Welfare won 1-0 at Thackley and there was a 1-1 draw between Bridlington Town and Liversedge.

Colin Heath was the hat-trick hero in Division One as leaders Knaresborough Town made it 38 points from just fourteen games so far with a 4-0 home win over FC Bolsover after Brad Walker had given them a twelfth minute lead.

The gap to second-placed Yorkshire Amateur remains eight points as Ashley Flynn made it sixteen for the season and T'nique Fishley also scored as the Ammers struck twice in the last five minutes to beat visitors Swallownest, 2-0.

Campion move up to third after Lee Bradshaw, Jason Carney and Thomas Robinson struck in a 3-0 win at Nostell Miners Welfare who drop to next-to-bottom, replacing Retford United who claimed a priceless 1-0 home victory over Rossington Main.

Bradley Kilner was the matchwinner for the Badgers whilst Worsbrough Bridge Athletic also moved above Nostell with a 4-2 win at Armthorpe Welfare, Ben Grech-Brooksbank getting two of their goals.

Brigg Town remain at the foot of the table after a 5-1 loss at Hallam, the home side were 4-0 up by the interval through a Mitchell Dunn double and strikes from Thomas Roebuck and Alex Brown.

At the other end of the standings, Grimsby Borough fall to fourth after they went down 2-1 at Shirebrook Town, Joshu Venney with their goal sandwiching ones from Samuel Dockwray and Kieran Watson for the hosts, all in the opening 26 minutes.

Eccleshill United could not take advantage and stay fifth following a 3-0 home loss to Winterton Rangers, Lewis Bemrose's first half opener added to in the second period by Luke Anderson and Elliot Broughton.

There were two goals for Brett Lucas as Selby Town defeated hosts Dronfield Town, 4-1, AFC Emley continued their surge up the table with a 3-1 home victory over East Yorkshire Carnegie and Ollerton Town came from 2-0 down to pick up a point at Glasshoughton Welfare.

Joshua Bowkett and Gavin King scored in the last twenty minutes to claim a 2-2 draw at the TJs Travel Arena.

Photo: Goalscorers Daniel Norton and Daniel Chambers celebrate during Hall Road Rangers' 3-2 home win over Clipstone in the Premier Division. (Picture: Lee Myers Photography)

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Season 2017/18 Tables

NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Pontefract Collieries 42 102 96
P Pickering Town 42 96 75
P AFC Mansfield 42 96 67
4 Handsworth Parramore 42 85 43
5 Maltby Main 42 75 31
6 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 72 27
7 Penistone Church 42 72 27
8 Bottesford Town 42 69 9
9 Bridlington Town 42 64 21
R Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 63 -5
11 Liversedge 42 57 3
12 Hall Road Rangers 42 55 -1
13 Barton Town (-1) 42 55 -12
14 Garforth Town 42 52 -29
15 Albion Sports 42 48 -8
16 Thackley 42 47 -9
17 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 47 -31
18 Athersley Recreation 42 46 -23
19 Worksop Town 42 46 -26
20 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 31 -62
R Parkgate 42 26 -58
R Clipstone 42 2 -135
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Knaresborough Town 42 100 61
P Yorkshire Amateur 42 88 77
3 Grimsby Borough 42 85 57
P Eccleshill United 42 85 48
5 Shirebrook Town 42 81 31
6 Glasshoughton Welfare 42 77 31
7 Selby Town 42 75 34
8 Hallam 42 73 42
9 Campion 42 73 30
10 Winterton Rangers 42 61 2
11 Swallownest 42 58 -11
12 AFC Emley 42 57 -5
13 Rossington Main 42 53 -14
14 Dronfield Town 42 52 -13
15 Ollerton Town 42 47 -24
16 Armthorpe Welfare 42 46 -25
17 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 40 -36
18 East Yorkshire Carnegie 42 34 -34
19 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 33 -48
20 FC Bolsover (-6) 42 30 -76
R Brigg Town 42 29 -54
R Retford United 42 24 -73

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