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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2017/18 #26

2nd November, 2017

It was a relatively quiet midweek in the Toolstation NCEL but there was still County Cup, Premier Division and Division One action to savour on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thackley were at home to National League side FC Halifax Town in the Second Round of the West Riding County Cup and battled all the way against their opponents who are four divisions above them in the National League System.

Mike Garrod had Thackley ahead from the penalty spot on six minutes and then they showed great resilience to make it 2-2 at the interval with an injury time equaliser from Joseph Hughes after Halifax had struck twice in quick succession.

The visitors then added a third midway through the second period and that is how it finished with Thackley edged out with a narrow 3-2 defeat.

In the Premier Division, Handsworth Parramore have moved up to second spot, behind Pickering Town on goal difference, after a 2-0 home win over Bridlington Town.

Jason Yates broke the deadlock on 70 minutes before Joseph Thornton quickly doubled their lead to move the Amber Parras up two places above Pontefract Collieries and Maltby Main.

AFC Mansfield stay fifth after a thrilling 4-4 draw at Liversedge who climb to fifteenth in a match that was tied at 1-1 at the interval, Tom Jackson's early penalty for the home side cancelled out by Matthew Wilson.

Cameron Dear put the visitors ahead on 57 but Andrew Kennyon, Bradley Riley and Joe Kenny all struck as Sedge raced into a 4-2 lead going into the final quarter-of-an-hour.

Nicholas Guest brought the Bulls back to within a goal and then a Lynton Karkach spot kick on 84 ensured the spoils were shared.

In Division One, Eccleshill United won 2-0 at Armthorpe Welfare, their top scorer Jonathan Irving grabbing both goals and they climb up to fourth whilst Shirebrook Town are now sixth after their sixth straight victory.

They were two goals behind by half-time at Nostell Miners Welfare, Nathan Smith and Carl Heard with the goals, before Joe Cheeseman started the comeback on the hour mark and Kieran Watson struck twice to take his season's tally to 24 to claim a 3-2 win.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic leapfrogged Nostell and out of the bottom three with a 3-1 win at AFC Emley after Jordan Townend had put the hosts ahead in the opening seconds following the interval.

A Bradley Duxbury own goal restored parity before Joshua McKeegan and James Handley earned Worsbrough a vital away victory.

And, four goals were shared between Glasshoughton Welfare and Hallam, Andrew Horbury getting both of Welfare's before Richard Tootle and Mitchell Dunne ensured a 2-2 draw.

Photo: Jordan Townend, scorer of AFC Emley's goal in their 3-1 home defeat to Worsbrough Bridge Athletic on Wednesday night. (Picture: Mark Parsons)




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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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