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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2017/18 #21

15th October, 2017

A tenth win in a row for Pontefract Collieries has seen them return to the top of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division after they beat Bottesford Town 5-1 at the Harratts Nissan Stadium on Saturday.

Michael Dunn's seventeen minute first half hat-trick, along with a Glyn Cotton goal, had them four goals clear by the half-hour mark.

And, although John Leonard pulled one back for the visitors at the start of the second period, the Colls had the final say with their 52nd league goal of the season in only their twelfth match, Spencer Clarke finding the net in stoppage time.

Pickering Town relinquished top spot as, despite Ryan Blott's third minute opener putting them ahead at Thackley, the Pikes went down 4-2 with a Daniel Broadbent brace and one each from Joseph Hughes and Matthew Broadley giving the hosts a much-needed victory before Joe Danby got a late second for the visitors.

Handsworth Parramore are third, two points off the summit, as Jonathan Froggatt's seventh minute goal was enough for a 1-0 victory at Liversedge whilst Maltby Main and AFC Mansfield extended their unbeaten runs to ten games to complete the top five.

Main fell behind to Joel Sutton's goal for visitors Bridlington Town on three minutes but were quickly back level through an own goal and that is how it stayed, a point apiece in a 1-1 draw.

And, AFC Mansfield were 3-1 winners in the Clipstone Road Derby as they drove just one-and-a-half miles east on the B6030 to their near neighbours Clipstone, Oliver Fearon's hat-trick - taking his tally to eighteen - putting the Bulls in control before their hosts threatened a comeback when Oliver Ashton netted with twenty minutes to go.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare drop to seventh after their 2-1 loss at Rainworth Miners Welfare, all the goals coming in the last quarter-of-an-hour as Luke Walker's double for the hosts gave them the points with Nash Connolly getting a late consolation.

Adam Lee's strike in first half stoppage time saw Staveley Miners Welfare claim a 1-0 home victory over Parkgate to climb into ninth spot.

And, there were vital wins for two of the sides looking to move away from the relegation battle, Penistone Church winning 6-1 at home to Harrogate Railway Athletic, Kieran Ryan with a hat-trick that keeps them in seventeenth but now seven points away from the bottom three.

The Rail, however, are now 21st after their eighth straight defeat, Barton Town leapfrogging over them as Gareth Barlow struck twice in their 2-1 victory at Albion Sports.

Knaresborough Town's dominance in Division One continues as their eighth home win out of eight, a 2-0 defeat of Dronfield Town, sees them extend their lead at the top to nine points.

Ben Parkes and Gregg Anderson got the goals for Paul Stansfield's side whilst nearest rivals Yorkshire Amateur stumbled at Ollerton Town.

The Ammers were behind to a Gavin King goal but free-scoring duo Fernando Moke and Ashley Flynn had them ahead at the Lane before half-time and Harrison Blakey added their third midway through the second half but Ollerton showed great resilience, Ashley Shannon and then King's second claiming a point in a 3-3 draw.

Grimsby Borough go above Amateur into second spot, Ben Sibbick, Josh Morrall, Daniel Trott and Jack Debnam with the goals in a 4-0 victory over visitors Selby Town who drop to seventh.

Fourth-placed Campion dropped points as Morgan Brough's hat-trick helped Armthorpe Welfare to a 4-2 victory on their travels that sees them hold on to eleventh spot.

Eccleshill United and Rossington Main are the other sides in the top six after wins, Jonathan Irving and Liam Hudson netting for Eccleshill in a 2-0 success at Brigg Town whilst Cameron Johnson scored the only goal for Rossington at home to Hallam.

Thabiso Magida came off the bench and scored three times as AFC Emley won 7-1 at Swallownest, a game they were leading 2-1 with 22 minutes to go, and they stay eighth ahead of Shirebrook Town and FC Bolsover who also picked up maximum points.

Kieran Watson got two of Shirebrook's goal in a 3-0 win at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic whilst Joshua Parfitt was the matchwinner for Bolsover in their 1-0 defeat of visitors Retford United.

East Yorkshire Carnegie came from behind with a Jordan Denby double to beat Nostell Miners Welfare 2-1 at Dene Park and Lewis Bemrose's tap-in secured a 1-0 win for Winterton Rangers at home to Glasshoughton Welfare.

Photo: AFC Emley substitute Thabiso Magida scores the second of his hat-trick to help his side secure a 7-1 win at Swallownest on Saturday. (Picture: Mark Parsons)

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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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