Baris NCEL Match Review #71
28th April, 2013
Congratulations to Albion Sports who have been crowned as Baris NCEL Division One champions and to Athersley Recreation who have claimed the second promotion spot in the table after Saturday's matches.
Sports surged to the title with a 5-0 win at Bottesford Town, Daniel Facey, Karl Hall and Graeme Sides putting them three up by the interval before Hall got his second and Kayden Jackson also found the net in the second period to make it a day of deserved celebration for the Lions.
Athersley, meanwhile, were left looking nervously over their shoulders after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Pontefract Collieries.
But, the news came through quickly that third-placed Cleethorpes Town had also lost, 3-1 at Clipstone Welfare, to secure the runners-up position for the Penguins.
Michael Taylor had struck twice for the home side at the Lido Ground and Steve Carty also got on the scoresheet before Alex Flett got a late consolation for the visitors.
Pontefract move up into fourth after their win and Louth Town have climbed up to fifth after their 2-1 victory at Grimsby Borough.
They both go above AFC Emley who lost 2-1 at home to Hemsworth Miners Welfare despite taking a first half injury time lead through Steve Kenworthy as Damon Cassell and Robbie Crapper struck for the away side in the second period.
At the other end of the table, Yorkshire Amateur are confirmed to finish in a bottom two spot after their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Teversal at Bracken Edge whilst basement side Askern Villa were beaten 4-0 at home by Selby Town, Jack Wooley getting two of the goals for the Robins.
The other three Division One games ended in draws with no goals between Dinnington Town and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic whilst it was 1-1 for Eccleshill United at home to Hallam and for Appleby Frodingham at Rossington Main.
In the Premier Division, Brighouse Town know a win in their final game at home to Hall Road Rangers on Tuesday night will secure them second spot after they won 4-3 in a breathless game at fourth-placed Tadcaster Albion, Ryan Hall getting the winner with nine minutes remaining.
Bridlington Town remain five points behind in third with two games to play after Ben Silburn and Billy Logan's penalty earned them a 2-0 win at home to Long Eaton United.
Champions Scarborough Athletic were unable to break through the 100 points barrier in their final game at Glasshoughton Welfare, going down 2-1, but they can still look back at a remarkable season with great pride.
It was a good day for most of the relegation-threatened sides with three of the bottom five winning.
Hall Road Rangers, however, are now favourites to finish with the wooden spoon after a 3-0 defeat at Staveley Miners Welfare, Ryan Damms getting two of the goals for the home side.
They are now four points behind Lincoln Moorlands Railway who won 5-2 at home to Maltby Main, Tony Law's brace helping them to what could be three priceless points even though they now only have one game left to save themselves.
Arnold Town climbed out of the bottom three as Tommy Lee-Collier's 86th minute winner saw them beat Worksop Parramore, 3-2, at Eagle Valley.
The Eagles go above Armthorpe Welfare who have all-of-a-sudden found themselves sucked into the fight to avoid the drop after their 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Thackley, Mark Bett with both of their goals.
Tom Finnigan's double helped ease Winterton Rangers' fears as they beat visitors Pickering Town, 2-0.
There were also home wins for Liversedge who beat Nostell Miners Welfare, 3-0, and Parkgate who were 3-2 victors over Heanor Town.
And, Barton Town Old Boys won 2-1 at Retford United, courtesy of two goals from Alex Sherwood.