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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2017/18 #52

11th February, 2018

Liversedge edged what turned out to be a classic Toolstation NCEL League Cup tie to book their place in the Fourth Round with a 4-3 home win over Hall Road Rangers on Saturday.

The two sides were due to meet in a league encounter but it was switched to their cup meeting that had been postponed in midweek in order to help that competition to progress.

And, it was Sedge who made the perfect start with Joseph Walton netting in the opening minute but Rangers were 2-1 up by the quarter-hour mark through Joshua Batty and Daniel Norton.

Andrew Wood made sure the scores were level by the interval before the visitors regained the lead in the 52nd minute through Christopher Spinks, Oliver Dyson made it 3-3 on 67 and Brandon Kane ensured the hosts progressed by converting a spot kick late in the game.

Another team on cup duty were Bridlington Town who progressed comfortably with a 6-0 win at Humber Premier League side Hedon Rangers in their East Riding Senior Cup Quarter-Final.

Jake Day struck twice, once from the spot, whilst there were also goals for Tom Bennett, Rikki Paylor, Joel Sutton and Chris Adams.

In league action, the two in-form sides in the Premier Division met and it was no surprise that the game ended in a goalless draw between hosts Penistone Church, who are now unbeaten in fourteen league games, and runaway leaders AFC Mansfield, who are unbeaten in eighteen.

Handsworth Parramore, Maltby Main and Pontefract Collieries all move above Pickering Town who started the day in second spot but their trip to Staveley Miners Welfare was one of a number of games called off due to bad weather.

The Amber Parras are second, seventeen points off the summit but with three games in hand, after their 5-1 home victory over Bottesford Town, Jonathan Froggatt with a nineteen minute first half hat-trick whilst Jordan Turner scored the home side's other two goals.

A brace from Ryan Smyth helped Maltby to a 3-2 home win over Parkgate in a thrilling local derby that sees them climb to third whilst their visitors stay next-to-bottom.

And, the Colls are fourth after Vaughan Redford, Kieran Scargill and Kane Reece found the net as they beat visitors Thackley, 3-1.

Basement side Clipstone were seconds away from their second point of the season when Thomas Sharpe levelled in the 89th minute at home to neighbours Rainworth Miners Welfare but they then conceded in stoppage time as Luke Walker scored to give the seventh placed Wrens a 2-1 win.

A second half quickfire double from Daniel Facey helped Albion Sports to a 3-1 home victory over Athersley Recreation whilst Mark Simpson also struck twice for Garforth Town as they won 3-2 at the Supply Chain Network Community Stadium against Worksop Town to move up to ninth.

In Division One, leaders Knaresborough Town were the only top four side to play and they stretched their lead to eight points as Stephen Bromley and Robert Youhill struck, once in each half, to claim three points with a 2-0 defeat of hosts Ollerton Town.

Two goals each for Ryan Woodhead and Liam Flanagan gave Selby Town a 4-0 win at AFC Emley to move the Robins into the top five.

Retford United are now three points adrift at the foot of the table after they lost 5-0 at Swallownest, the final three goals coming in the last three minutes thanks to a Jay McFalzean double and an Oliver Grady strike.

The team just above them Brigg Town came from 2-0 down to rescue a point in a 2-2 home draw with Rossington Main, Jonny Nicholls with their goals after Samuel Caugill and Lee Holmes had given Main a perfect start.

And, goals in the final quarter-of-an-hour from Callum Mawbey and Mark Fereday ensured Dronfield Town a 3-1 victory at Armthorpe Welfare as they move up to fourteenth, a place behind Swallownest who also climbed the table with their win.

Photo: Albion Sports’ Joshua Morley equalises with a free-kick that beats the wall and goalkeeper in Saturday’s 3-1 home win against Athersley Recreation. (Credit: Peter Cusack)

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