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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2017/18 #79

13th May, 2018

Eccleshill United have ended their nine-year exile from the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division after a dramatic extra-time win at Grimsby Borough in the Division One Play-Off Final on Saturday.

The Eagles had reached the showdown with a 4-2 home victory over Shirebrook Town on Wednesday, a match that saw them on the verge of elimination before Chris Lever's 89th minute equaliser made it 2-2 to force a further half-hour.

Prior to that, Daniel Williams and Joe Naylor had seemingly put their Derbyshire visitors into the Final with goals in the second period after Antony Brown had given the hosts the lead midway through the first period.

But, Eccleshill's leveller clearly buoyed the home side as Thomas Rose and then Brown's second of the evening ensured their promotion challenge was still alive.

Borough, meanwhile, booked their place on the same night with a 3-0 home victory over Glasshoughton Welfare.

Luke Mascall's first half brace added to in the 84th minute by Calum Lovett and their higher league position meant they would be the hosts for the Final.

Brown gave Eccleshill a 23rd minute lead before the Final was halted for around forty minutes as an ambulance was called for after Eagles player Scott Manning suffered a suspected broken leg.

Borough responded the quickest when the match resumed with Lovett levelling on 34 before Jack Debnam put them ahead on the hour mark.

But, if Eccleshill's escape was dramatic in midweek, it was doubly so this time round as, deep into stoppage time, they were awarded a penalty that was dispatched fearlessly by Andrew Cooper.

And, Luke Harrop would then write his name into the Eagles' history books as he scored the winner at the end of the first period of extra-time to send his side up with a 3-2 win.

Elsewhere, in midweek, the two League Cup Semi-Finals were played with Liversedge 5-2 home winners over Handsworth Parramore on Tuesday.

Daniel Walker, Tom Brook, Marc Lumb, Joseph Walton and Daniel Farrar all netted for Sedge whilst Oscar Radford and William Eades got on the scoresheet for the visitors.

The following night, two goals in the last three minutes saw AFC Mansfield reach the Final, Oliver Fearon and Lynton Karkach sealing a 4-2 victory at Bridlington Town after Jake Day's brace for the hosts sandwiched goals from Nicholas Guest and Connor Smythe for the Bulls.

And, the final two matches of the Premier Division season were played with Declan Bacon netting four times as Bottesford Town won 5-2 at Barton Town on Monday afternoon to further cement their eighth-placed finish whilst Barton ended the campaign in twelfth.

Liversedge took the lead through Joseph Walton on nine minutes at home to Thackley on Thursday but James Rothel and Luke Robinson scored for the away side to lift them up three places to seal fifteenth spot with Sedge staying eleventh.

Photo: Eccleshill United celebrate their 3-2 extra-time win in the Division One Play-Off Final at Grimsby Borough to return to the Premier Division for the first time since 2009. (Credit: George Wood Photography)












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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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