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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2019/20 #20

17th October, 2019

A narrow 2-1 home victory over AFC Mansfield on Tuesday night has seen Hemsworth Miners Welfare leap up to second in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division.

The hosts got off to the perfect start in the only midweek league action as Matthew Hughes put them ahead after five minutes and their lead was then doubled early in the second period through Sidney Santos.

The Bulls, however, fought back and Ross Duggan's strike with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining gave them hope of getting something out of the game but Hemsworth held on to move within four points of leaders Staveley Miners Welfare whilst AFC Mansfield stay in seventeeth.

Elsewhere, NCEL sides were involved in county cup action with North Ferriby progressing from their East Riding Senior Cup First Round tie at home to South Cave United.

The visitors were reduced to ten men after just three minutes and Morgan Brough scored from a rebound after his initial penalty had been saved, leaving everyone expecting a big win but that was the only goal of the game as the away side proved tough to break down.

There was disappointment in the Notts Senior Cup as Retford FC bowed out 3-2 at home to Bingham Town in the First Round, twice taking the lead through Adam Scott and Gareth Campion before their opponents went through with a 69th minute winner.

In the Second Round of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup, there was a fascinating all-NCEL clash which ended with Division One side Swallownest beating their Premier Division hosts Maltby Main 3-2 in a roller-coaster of a tie.

Ben Algar put Maltby ahead on 14 but that was quickly levelled by Matthew Morton before Adam Daughtrey gave the away side a 2-1 lead early in the second period.

Aaron Moxam brought it back to 2-2 but Thomas Cropper bagged what proved to be the winner on 83 to give the visitors a place in the next round.

Rossington Main drew 2-2 at home with Hall Green United, Owen Hall's late equaliser for Main forcing a penalty shoot-out that was won 6-5 by United, whilst Worsbrough Bridge Athletic let a 4-1 lead slip to visitors Dodworth Miners Welfare but they went through 4-3 on penalties after the match had finished tied at 4-4.

And, despite a goal from Pedro Filipe Seviha, Athersley Recreation were beaten 2-1 at Worksop Town.

Meanwhile, in the First Round of the West Riding County Cup, goals from Stephen Smith, Harrison Blakey and Fernando Moke saw Yorkshire Amateur through with a 3-1 victory over Golcar United.

But, Eccleshill United's home tie with NCEL rivals Garforth Town was postponed for a second successive week due to a waterlogged pitch.

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