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12th August, 2012

Baris NCEL 2012/13 Match Review #3

It was a disappointing weekend for the Baris Northern Counties East Football League at the start of this year's FA Cup with Budweiser.

Out of the 32 teams from our league that took part in the Extra Preliminary Round, only six secured their place in the next round in a fortnight's time, although another six are involved in midweek replays, hoping to join them.

There were two all-NCEL ties and they both went to the home team.

Eccleshill United were 4-2 victors at home to Glasshoughton Welfare with two goals from Charlie Flaherty helping them on their way whilst Staveley Miners Welfare squeaked through with an injury time winner from James Colliver securing them a 2-1 defeat of Hall Road Rangers.

Heanor Town were the weekend's biggest winners as they beat hosts Shepshed Dynamo, 3-0, Nathan Benger's early strike added to in the second period with goals from Stef Frost and Lee Stevenson.

Brighouse Town were also victorious on their travels but left it late to beat Silsden 3-2, Leon Henry and Ben Charlesworth netting in the last ten minutes to turn the match on its head.

Retford United left it even later to go through at the expense of visitors Bardon Hill Sports, Danny Frost grabbing the winner in a 2-1 victory in the third minute of injury time after Shaun Nesbitt had brought them back level on 80.

Goals from Ashley Lattimore and Ashley Dexter made for a fairly comfortable afternoon at home for Barton Town Old Boys as they progressed with a 2-0 home win over Barnoldswick Town.

Three sides drew away from home and so have an excellent opportunity to stay in the competition in midweek.

Maltby Main, though, must have thought they were through at the first attempt at Cheadle Town as Michael Jones' strike on the hour seemed enough but Josh Taylor's injury time penalty means they have to reconvene at Muglet Lane.

It was equally disappointing for Pickering Town who must have thought they had snatched victory when Tom Fenwick broke the deadlock at Jarrow Roofing Boldon CA in the 89th minute.

But, Michael Hedley quickly equalised for the hosts and it finished 1-1, whilst Louth Town played out a goalless draw at Glossop North End.

Three sides now face midweek trips for a place in the Preliminary Round after their home ties ended all square.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare's Lee Swift equalised on 82 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Runcorn Linnets whilst Tadcaster Albion were held to the same scoreline against Consett and Pontefract Collieries were two goals up against Norton & Stockton Ancients but the away side rallied as it ended 2-2.

Meanwhile, there was home disappointment for AFC Emley, Arnold Town, Bridlington Town, Dinnington Town, Liversedge, Long Eaton United, Nostell Miners Welfare, Parkgate, Shirebrook Town, Teversal, Thackley and Winterton Rangers.

And, there was no joy away from home for Rossington Main, Armthorpe Welfare, Hallam, Scarborough Athletic, Lincoln Moorlands Railway and Selby Town as dreams of a decent FA Cup run also ended for those sides.

The Baris NCEL Division One weekend began on Friday night with Grimsby Borough winning 4-1 at Appleby Frodingham.

All the goals came in the second period with Borough putting the game beyond doubt in a fourteen-minute spell.

Luke Fanthorpe started the ball rolling in the 55th minute, Andrew Taylor added a double around the hour mark and Jordan Ramsden scored their fourth.

Samuel Longman got an injury-time consolation for the home side.

Two of the Baris NCEL's new clubs lead the early Division One table after victories for Cleethorpes Town and Athersley Recreation on Saturday.

Richard Belding's 83rd-minute winner saw Cleethorpes triumph 3-2 at home to Bottesford Town whilst the Recs were 2-1 winners at Yorkshire Amateur.

Clipstone Welfare and Askern Villa picked up their first points of the campaign with Welfare creating history with their first ever victory in the NCEL.

Gavin King and Lee Smith had them two up by the interval, Karl Hall pulled one back for hosts Albion Sports but Steve Owens ensured a 3-1 victory with his strike five minutes from time.

And, Luke Durham's first-half goal was enough for Villa in their 1-0 win at Knaresborough Town.

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