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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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