Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2015/16 #15
27th September, 2015
Armthorpe Welfare, the Toolstation NCEL's last surviving representative in this season's Emirates FA Cup, bowed out of the competition at the Second Qualifying Round stage on Saturday.
Joe Lumsden got them a late consolation but they went down 6-1 at home to Evo-Stik League side Buxton as the two division difference between the sides proved too big a gap for them to breach.
In the Premier Division, Worksop Town returned to the summit as Kyle Jordan struck twice to earn them a 3-1 victory at Bridlington Town and they replaced Tadcaster Albion in top spot after the Brewers went down 4-3 at Barton Town Old Boys.
It was a roller-coaster of a game at the Euronics Ground with Scott Phillips' strike eleven minutes from time proving to be the winner for the home side who move up into fourth.
Third-placed Handsworth Parramore were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Garforth Town, Luke Mangham putting the visitors ahead before a 35th minute equaliser by Colin Marrison, whilst Albion Sports stay fifth following their goalless draw at home to Clipstone.
There were 2-1 away wins for the division's bottom two sides but both Thackley and Brigg Town, who picked up vital victories at Maltby Main and Liversedge, remain at the foot of the table.
Brody Robertson struck twice for Cleethorpes Town as their renaissance continued with a 3-2 home victory over Staveley Miners Welfare and they climb up into eighth position.
There were also two goals for Brad Kerr as Retford United beat visitors Parkgate by the same scoreline whilst there were wins on their travels for Athersley Recreation, 3-1 at Nostell Miners Welfare, and for Pontefract Collieries, 2-1 at Pickering Town.
The top two sides in Division One claimed victories that mean a small gap has now appeared between themselves and the chasing pack.
AFC Mansfield are the leaders by a point after their 6-0 home win over Grimsby Borough, Craig Mitchell with a hat-trick whilst Dean Rick nabbed a brace and Chris Timons also got on the scoresheet.
Bottesford Town remain firmly on their heels, though, with a 4-0 victory at Lincoln Moorlands Railway, Josh Nichols with two of the goals.
Third and fourth placed Hallam and Hull United lost ground as they both tasted defeat.
A Thomas Rose double condemned Hallam to a 2-1 home defeat by Yorkshire Amateur and Hull went down by the same scoreline at Knaresborough Town with Toby Lees and Graham Whitehead getting the home side's goals.
Hemsworth Miners Welfare and Penistone Church remain fifth and sixth, respectively, after picking up draws, Hemsworth claiming a 2-2 scoreline at Shirebrook Town courtesy of Lee Swift's late equaliser and Penistone shared six goals at Glasshoughton Welfare.
Bottom side Winterton Rangers had an afternoon to forget as they went down 10-0 at seventh-placed AFC Emley with Ashley Flynn scoring five goals to take his season's tally to 25 whilst there were two each for Paul Spicer and Kieran Ryan.
Joe McFadyen struck twice in the opening eleven minutes to set Westella VIP on their way to a 5-2 win at Rossington Main, Dronfield Town beat hosts Worsbrough Bridge Athletic, 2-0, courtesy of a Lewis Naylor double and it finished 2-2 between Eccleshill United and Selby Town.
And, Teversal went through to the Second Round of the Nottinghamshire Senior Cup with an 8-0 victory at Central Midlands League side Bilsthorpe, Mark Carter getting a hat-trick whilst James McCann netted two of their goals.