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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2021/22 #12

12th September, 2021

As always, there were varying fortunes for Toolstation NCEL clubs who were involved in the opening matches of this season's Buildbase FA Vase at the weekend.

28 sides took part in First Round Qualifying with eleven making it through to the next stage in a fortnight's time.

Friday night saw two of our clubs lock horns at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium as visitors Parkgate prevailed over their fellow Division One hosts FC Humber United 4-1.

Alex Rippon's double, along with Thomas Almond's 43rd minute strike, saw the Steelmen lead 3-0 at the break before Brandon Bagley added a fourth and Craig Allen grabbed a late consolation for the home side towards the end of the second period.

Handsworth, meanwhile, bowed out of the competition in the other tie played that evening, Sam Smith netting in their 2-1 home loss to Golcar United.

The home side progressed in three of Saturday's four all-NCEL ties with Maltby Main, Selby Town and Swallownest all dispatching league rivals.

Maltby won 5-4 on penalties in their clash with Glasshoughton Welfare after a 1-1 draw, Joseph Austin's first half strike for the hosts cancelled out in the 86th minute by Reece Sheldon.

Selby came from 2-1 down at the interval to beat visitors Hemsworth Miners Welfare 5-2, with Luke Sellers levelling the scores before a Flynn McNaughton double and one from Harry Clapham saw the Division One side prevail over their Premier Division opponents.

And, Swallownest also defeated a side from the division above, Jack Henry, Jason Short and Jack Appleyard getting on the scoresheet in their 3-1 triumph over Bottesford Town.

Meanwhile, Albion Sports were 2-1 victors at Silsden AFC, Daniel Facey and Jamal Stewart sending the Lions through, their goals sandwiching an equaliser from Mohammed Qasim.

Elsewhere, Jonny Irving and Sumaili Cissa scored as Eccleshill United won 2-0 at Crook Town whilst Joe Colley's last-gasp equaliser forced a 1-1 draw for Garforth Town at Squires Gate and his side then went through 4-3 on penalties.

A crowd of 363 watched as Winterton Rangers beat visiting Macclesfield 3-2, having seen a two-goal lead through Jaime Ture and Josh Walker cancelled out by half-time.

Rangers, though, had the final say as Matthew Allison scored their third, and what proved to be the winner, in the 65th minute.

Other home winners were Brigg Town, Dronfield Town and Sherwood Colliery.

Scott Phillips' double, added to by Dayle Hutson, saw Brigg progress 3-2 over Cammell Laird 1907 whilst Callum Mawbey and Klarke Greenham got the goals for Dronfield and Colliery in their respective 1-0 victories over Barnton and Borrowash Victoria.

There was an opening round exit, however, for Athersley Recreation who, despite a goal from Charlie Clegg, went down 5-1 at home to Chadderton, Penistone Church who were beaten 1-0 at Bacup Borough and Hallam who lost 2-1 at Burscough, Christopher Wood with the Countrymen's goal.

Clipstone bowed out 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 home draw with St Andrews, AFC Mansfield succumbed to a 3-0 loss at Dunkirk and Armthorpe Welfare also went out on spot kicks following their 1-1 draw at New Mills.

There were 2-0 home losses for Rainworth Miners Welfare and Teversal against Heanor Town and Eastwood Community, respectively, Retford FC fell to a 9-1 defeat at Skelmersdale United and Nostell Miners Welfare were edged out 3-2 at West Didsbury & Chorlton.

Then in Sunday's tie, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic were knocked out by an injury-time winner at home to Maine Road in a 2-1 defeat after Michael Jepps had grabbed them a 59th minute equaliser.

In the weekend's only Premier Division match, Goole AFC moved up two places to fifteenth with a 1-0 home win over Staveley Miners Welfare, Samuel Cable with an 86th minute winner for the Vikings.

Rossington Main are up to second in Division One after Jack Watson's hat-trick helped them to a 5-1 defeat of visitors Hall Road Rangers.

Bailey Conway and Joshua Yeaman got their other goals whilst Alex Knaggs netted for the visitors.

Harrogate Railway Athletic's 3-1 win at Ollerton Town, courtesy of James Gore's double in the final twenty minutes, sees them climb into tenth.

And, this season's county cups got underway on Friday night with a 5-2 home victory for Emley AFC in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup.

James Eyles and Hayden Webster ensured a 2-1 advantage for the Pewits at the interval with Jack Bennett's brace and a Keegan Townrow own goal confirming the win in the second period.

Photo: Action from Armthorpe Welfare's Buildbase FA Vase First Round Qualifying match at New Mills on Saturday, a game that ended 1-1 with Armthorpe beaten 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out. (Picture: Steve Pennock)

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