Baris NCEL Match Review #67
14th April, 2013
Scarborough Athletic now require just four points from their final two games to be crowned Baris NCEL Premier Division champions after they won at their nearest rivals on Saturday.
Over a thousand people were at the Dual Seal Stadium to see the Seadogs triumph 2-0 over Brighouse Town, thanks to second half goals from Ryan Blott and Jimmy Beadle, and they are now nine points clear of their hosts who have two matches in hand.
Third-placed Bridlington Town won 1-0 at home to Liversedge, Craig Hogg with the 62nd minute strike, to move six points clear of Tadcaster Albion who did not play.
Retford United are up to fifth following their 2-1 home victory over Thackley, Adam Scott and Gavin Cooper finding the net for the Badgers before Matthew Mathers pulled one back in the 78th minute.
Arnold Town are now just a point adrift at the foot of the table after they were 3-1 victors at next-to-bottom Hall Road Rangers.
Josh Nielson had given Rangers the lead midway through the opening period but the Eagles turned it around after the interval with goals from Dean Longdon, Chris Baugh and Ricky Gardner.
Lincoln Moorlands Railway continue to look over their shoulder at the drop zone despite picking up a point at Staveley Miners Welfare, Sean Dickinson levelling for the hosts with thirteen minutes remaining in a 2-2 draw.
Matt Stirland scored all Glasshoughton Welfare's goals in their 4-1 win at home to Heanor Town after the visitors had taken a fourth minute lead through a Kyle Bryant penalty.
There was a hat-trick for Liam Salt as Pickering Town beat Nostell Miners Welfare 5-0 at Mill Lane whilst Parkgate, who were trailing with eighteen minutes to go, bounced back to win 3-1 at home to Long Eaton United and Maltby Main were 2-1 winners at Armthorpe Welfare.
The top three all won in Division One and Shirebrook Town and AFC Emley were also victorious to move up in to fourth and fifth, respectively.
Albion Sports continue to head the pack after their 5-0 win at Clipstone Welfare, Daniel Facey with two of their goals whilst Karl Hall, Tate Williams and Charlie Flaherty also got on the scoresheet at the Lido Ground.
Athersley Recreation remain a point behind them, having played one game more, after two each from Lee Bennett, Jason Bentley and Steven Bennett helped them to a 7-1 home victory over Bottesford Town.
Cleethorpes Town still have an outside chance of lifting the title as Marc Cooper struck twice in their 2-1 win at Eccleshill United to keep them eight points from the top.
Shirebrook were 4-1 winners at Knaresborough Town who were fourth at the start of play, Tom Mullen's penalty setting the visitors on their way before two goals in three minutes in the second half from Jordan Lemon and Mitcham Husbands made sure of the victory.
AFC Emley won 3-1 at home to Pontefract Collieries to climb into fifth.
Askern Villa's position is beginning to look perilous at the bottom of the table after they were thumped 11-0 at Louth Town.
Paul Goodhand and Callum Hyland each claimed hat-tricks and Villa are now six points away from safety but they do still have seven games to play.
Yorkshire Amateur moved out of the bottom two with a 2-1 win at Dinnington Town and they are replaced in the relegation zone by Appleby Frodingham who were beaten 3-1 at home by Hallam.
There were also away wins for Selby Town and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic, 2-1 at Grimsby Borough and 3-1 at Rossington Main, respectively.
And, Teversal were 4-0 winners over visitors Hemsworth Miners Welfare.
Before the game, the away side presented the hosts with a memento of thanks for agreeing to switch the corresponding fixture last season to Hemsworth's ground as a mark of respect following the death of the West Yorkshire side's secretary, Mark Crapper.