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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2017/18 #11

11th September, 2017

Shirebrook Town and Dronfield Town joined eleven other Toolstation NCEL sides who progressed in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday by winning their matches at league rivals on Sunday.

A hat-trick for Kieran Watson - with one from the penalty spot - secured a 3-0 victory for Shirebrook at Grimsby Borough whilst Mark Fereday got all of Dronfield's goals, two of which were from twelve yards, as they beat hosts Worsbrough Bridge Athletic, 3-2.

They were two of four matches played on Sunday with Hallam now needing a midweek replay after a 1-1 draw at home to Abbey Hey, Jack McCarthy's late goal bringing the Sandygate side back level to force extra-time, whilst Athersley Recreation bowed out at AFC Liverpool.

Saturday saw the majority of our sides progress with Harrogate Railway Athletic providing the comeback of the day as they came from 4-2 down at Darlington Railway Athletic just after half-time to win 6-4 with goals from Mendes Dionisio and Jordan Hendrie claiming the victory in the last ten minutes.

Declan Bacon struck four times as Bottesford Town cantered through, 5-1 at home to West Bridgford, whilst Pontefract Collieries won by the same scoreline at Maine Road, Vaughan Redford, Michael Dunn and Jack Greenhough netting in the second period to extend the narrow lead they had at half-time.

There were hat-tricks for Cameron Johnson as Rossington Main dispatched visitors Cheadle Town, 4-1, and for Alec Denton in Worksop Town's 5-2 home defeat of Aylestone Park.

And, Samuel Sweeney popped up twice for Maltby Main as his first half goals helped the hosts through with a 4-2 victory over Cammell Laird.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare and Glasshoughton Welfare picked up 2-1 wins on their travels, Luke Danville and Richard Collier scoring for Hemsworth at St Helens Town whilst Andrew McManus converted an 87th minute winner for Glasshoughton at Widnes.

Parkgate won 4-0 at home to Daisy Hill whilst there were also victories on their own patch for Garforth Town, 3-1 against Holker Old Boys, and for Hall Road Rangers, 2-0 over Gedling Miners Welfare.

Our sides that were eliminated from this year's competition on Saturday were Albion Sports, Campion, Eccleshill United, Rainworth Miners Welfare, Selby Town and Winterton Rangers.

There were two games in the Premier Division with AFC Mansfield moving up to third after claiming a point at Bridlington Town, a Benn Lewis own goal had put them ahead before Brett Agnew levelled for the Seasiders who stay eighth.

And, Pickering Town are now fifth after their 2-1 home win over eleventh-placed Staveley Miners Welfare, Ryan Blott breaking the deadlock in the first half for the Pikes whereupon Curtis Morley levelled on 78 and then Callum Terrell grabbed a vital second for the hosts as injury time loomed.

In Division One, it is still a perfect league season for leaders Knaresborough Town as they narrowly defeated visitors Ollerton Town, 1-0, Tom Hesketh's 51st minute penalty making it nine wins out of nine.

Ollerton stay sixth just behind East Yorkshire Carnegie who were beaten 4-2 at home by an ever-improving AFC Emley side, Thabiso Magida with two of the visitors' goals to keep them climbing up the table into fifteenth.

Joshu Pariff put FC Bolsover ahead in the 12th minute at Nostell Miners Welfare but Billy Mole got on the scoresheet just before the interval for the hosts in a 1-1 draw.

Gary Collier got both of Armthorpe Welfare's goals in a 2-1 home win over a Brigg Town side who remain next-to-bottom as the team in the basement were also beaten.

Alex Nightingale, Adam Daughtrey and Jamie Hopkins found the net for Swallownest in their 3-0 defeat of hosts Retford United.

Photo: Declan Bacon pulls the trigger for Bottesford Town, grabbing himself four goals in a comfortable 5-1 victory at home to West Bridgford in the Buildbase FA Vase. (Picture: Rob Barraclough)

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