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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2018/19 #11

13th September, 2018

Parkgate were only fifteen minutes away from causing a big upset in the Emirates FA Cup but an equaliser for Leek Town means there will be a replay next Tuesday.

The Steelmen welcomed their Evo-Stik Northern Premier League opponents to Green Lane on Wednesday evening for their First Round Qualifying tie and, after a goalless first half, the hosts twice took the lead in an exciting match.

Martin Brissett's 51st minute opener was cancelled out before Ashley Burberry restored Parkgate's advantage with the Toolstation NCEL Division One side looking to claim an excellent victory over a side two steps above them in the National League System.

However, Leek grabbed their second from the penalty spot in the 75th minute and, with the game finishing 2-2, the two sides will meet at Harrison Park next week to see who will go to Vanarama National League North leaders Chorley at the next stage.

There were four Premier Division matches in midweek with Barton Town taking to the summit on Tuesday night only to be replaced by Maltby Main the following evening.

Barton went behind to visitors Handsworth Parramore, Jonathan Williams breaking the deadlock on 48, before a Thomas Waudby spot kick on the hour mark restored parity and then substitute Gareth Barlow struck twice in the last twelve minutes to claim a 3-1 victory for the Swans.

Maltby go into the weekend in pole position after Ross Duggan struck late on in a single-goal win at Athersley Recreation to make it thirteen points from Main's opening five matches.

Knaresborough Town climb to sixth after their 4-2 victory over hosts Garforth Town, Brad Walker and Robert Worrall claiming the win for the visitors after the game reached 60 minutes deadlocked at 2-2.

The visitors had earlier opened the scoring from a Daniel Thirkell penalty that was cancelled out in first half stoppage time by Niah Payne, Shaquille Clarke-Adams then put Garforth ahead and Gregg Anderson brought the scores level once more on 50.

And, first half strikes from Jack Bowskin and Henry Cook secured a win on their travels for Bottesford Town, beating Liversedge 2-1 at the Clayborn Ground with Joe Walton grabbing a late consolation for the home side.

Photo: Penalty area action during Barton Town's 3-1 home victory over Handsworth Parramore, a victory that moved the Swans to the top of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division for 24 hours. (Picture: Jim Nichol)

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