Baris NCEL Match Review #68
19th April, 2013
Brighouse Town continue to keep in touching distance of the Baris NCEL Premier Division leaders Scarborough Athletic after a 2-1 win at Maltby Main in midweek.
Ryan Hall put them ahead in the opening minute at Muglet Lane before Rob Branagan levelled the scoreline midway through the first period.
Tom Matthews, however, converted a penalty late in the game to move Brighouse to within six points of Scarborough with a game in hand but time is running out for them as they only have three matches to play.
Josh Greening scored twice for Bridlington Town at Arnold Town as their 4-1 win consolidated third place.
Arnold remain one point adrift at the bottom of the table of Hall Road Rangers whose match at home to Worksop Parramore was abandoned late into the game due to floodlight failure and will now be replayed.
Lincoln Moorlands Railway's relegation fears continued with a 5-2 home defeat at the hands of Barton Town Old Boys, Gareth Barlow getting a couple for the away side in what was a comfortable victory for the Swans.
Long Eaton United are up to tenth after winning twice in midweek, a 3-0 victory at home to Nostell Miners Welfare on Tuesday was followed by a 4-2 win at Heanor Town on Thursday.
Tom Fenwick and Liam Shepherd scored in the last quarter of Pickering Town's game with visitors Staveley Miners Welfare to move the Pikes into sixth after they came from behind to win 2-1.
Cleethorpes Town's promotion challenge took a blow in Division One as they dropped points in a 2-2 draw at Hallam.
Johnathan Oglesby had them ahead early on in the encounter but they were behind with four minutes to go as Conor Sellars' penalty was added to by a Craig Getliff strike.
However, Luke Mascall pounced to restore parity as the game went towards stoppage time but Cleethorpes are now six points behind the top two with three matches remaining.
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic's busy midweek proved fruitful with four points in a 3-0 home victory against Clipstone Welfare and 2-2 draw with visitors Dinnington Town and they are now up to fourth in the table.
Dinnington also played twice in midweek having earlier lost 2-0 at home to fifth-placed Knaresborough Town, Steve Bromley with both the goals in the first half.
Paul Tait's 79th minute winner saw Appleby Frodingham take three vital points in a 3-2 victory at Hemsworth Miners Welfare that has lifted them out of the bottom two.
But, basement side Askern Villa were beaten 2-0 at home by Grimsby Borough, Josh Fuller netting twice in the opening seven minutes, once from the penalty spot.
And, Ashley Flynn's 69th minute penalty earned AFC Emley a 1-1 draw at Eccleshill United, but the dropped points means their tilt at promotion is virtually over.
Thackley are through to the Semi-Finals of the League Cup after a 6-0 home win against Scarborough Athletic with two of the goals being own goals from Sam Denton and Harry Holden.
Chris Davey also struck twice whilst Matthew Mathers and Lewis Morgan scored to set up a last four clash at home to Worksop Parramore.
The winner of that tie will play Louth Town at Staveley Miners Welfare's ground on Monday 6th May after they beat Nostell Miners Welfare on penalties on Thursday night.
Nostell were ahead on two minutes, courtesy of a Danny Critchlow strike, before Andrew Willoughly levelled early in the second period.
Graham Marchant put the hosts back in the lead before the game swung in Louth's favour, Paul Goodhand and Matt Kennedy scoring to make it 3-2.
Marchant then got his second to take the game into extra-time and, with no more goals in the further half-hour, the tie was decided on spot-kicks, 4-3 in Louth's favour.
It was Louth's second success in midweek after their 1-0 win in Division One at Eccleshill United on Monday night, Daryl Clare with the goal at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
Finally, sadly, there was no Lincolnshire Senior Trophy glory for Bottesford Town as they were beaten 4-1 by Holbeach United at Sincil Bank in the Final, Carl La Rocca with their injury-time consolation.