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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2018/19 #30

25th November, 2018

Yorkshire Amateur's 3-0 win at Athersley Recreation has increased their lead at the top of the Premier Division to nine points whilst Winterton Rangers' 84-day run as Division One table-toppers has ended after a full programme of Toolstation NCEL fixtures on Saturday.

Ashley Flynn's 26th league goal of the season set the Ammers on their way in the twentieth minute with Brice Tiani then netting either side of the interval as they claimed their ninth successive victory.

Second-placed Penistone Church lost ground as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Worksop Town, an injury-time penalty settling the match with Matthew Sykes converting the winner in a game that ended in a fiery manner with two players from each side sent off after tempers flared following the final whistle.

Bridlington Town move up into third after they disposed of visitors Albion Sports 4-1, Joe McFadyen's opener for the Seasiders cancelled out by Lamin Janneh before a Nathan Modest brace and a late strike from Chris Adams claimed all three points.

They go above Hemsworth Miners Welfare who stay fourth after their 1-1 draw at Eccleshill United, Nash Connolly's 52nd minute goal for the visitors matched by a leveller half-an-hour later from Jassim Alali.

Knaresborough Town's single-goal defeat at Handsworth Parramore sees them drop to fifth with Jake Currie's early winner helping the Amber Parras into the top half of the table.

There was a Lewis Bemrose brace in Bottesford Town's 3-2 home victory over Hall Road Rangers as the Poachers go up to sixth, one place above Worksop.

Rangers, meanwhile, drop into the bottom three as Thackley leapfrogged them with a 5-1 win at bottom side Goole AFC, Jordan Hendrie's double helping the Dennyboys to a vital three points.

Harrogate Railway Athletic remain alongside Goole in the drop zone after an 89th minute winner from Tom Jackson denied them a point as they went down 2-1 at Liversedge who move up into fifteenth.

Barton Town won 2-0 at home to Garforth Town, Edward Rogerson and Matthew Plummer with the first half strikes that see the Swans up into ninth spot.

And, Maltby Main came from 2-0 down at Staveley Miners Welfare with Jordan Turner striking twice after the interval to claim a point at Inkersall Road as they drop to eighth whilst Staveley keep hold of twelfth spot.

Just five points separate the top six in Division One as it starts to shape up to be one of the tightest promotion chases in recent history.

Winterton, who had been at the summit since the beginning of September, were at home to fellow top three side Grimsby Borough and it was the visitors who took the points with a couple of Jack Debnam penalties securing a 2-0 victory.

Borough are up to second whilst Rangers fall to fourth, their place at the head of the pack taken over by Campion who, thanks to goals from Leon Hurles-Brook, Aiden Day and Omar Habeeb, claimed a 3-0 win at Ollerton Town.

Selby Town jump to third as a Liam Flanagan double went a long way to making sure of a 3-1 victory at home to bottom side FC Bolsover.

Kane Reece and Jack Owen netted for Nostell Miners Welfare in a 2-2 draw at Shirebrook Town in a match that saw both sides reduced to nine men and Nostell drop to fifth whilst Shirebrook stay twelfth.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic strengthened their hold on sixth spot as Jack Waldron, Billy Law and Liam Owen converted chances in a 3-1 win at home to Skegness Town whilst the side just below them, Hallam, were held to a goalless draw at Harworth Colliery.

Harworth remain in the bottom two, two points behind Skegness who are now the team just outside the relegation zone after East Yorkshire Carnegie picked up a big home victory to move further away from danger.

With seventy minutes gone, Carnegie were level with visitors Swallownest but three quickfire goals from Ryan Williams, Daniel Walker and Josh Walker gave them a much-needed 5-2 win.

Parkgate and Rossington Main were the other victors in the bottom half of the table, Haydn Ward and Bruno Holden scoring in the last quarter-of-an-hour for Parkgate in a 2-0 defeat of hosts at Glasshoughton Welfare whilst a double from Alec Denton set Rossington on their way to a 3-1 win at Armthorpe Welfare.

Meanwhile, Mark Fereday's strike in first-half stoppage time was enough to claim a single-goal victory for eighth-placed Dronfield Town at home to AFC Emley who stay tenth.

And, there were two Premier Division matches in midweek with Bradley Dockerty netting a hat-trick for Hemsworth Miners Welfare in a 5-1 home win over Goole AFC on Tuesday and Liversedge won 4-2 at Albion Sports the following evening, Brandon Kane scoring three of their goals.

Photo: Winterton Rangers captain Joel Shortland goes on a run during Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Grimsby Borough in Toolstation NCEL Division One. (Picture: Paul Tong)

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