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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2018/19 #62

21st April, 2019

Harworth Colliery's relegation spot was confirmed whilst the race to the Division One title and the battle to avoid relegation from the Premier Division will go into the final week of the season after Saturday's Toolstation NCEL matches.

Harworth knew that they needed to pick up something - preferably a win - from their trip to Rossington Main to take their survival bid to the last game of the Division One campaign but Jordan Buckham's 35th minute strike secured a 1-0 win for their hosts.

That defeat, coupled with Shirebrook Town's 1-1 home draw with East Yorkshire Carnegie, means that Harworth are four points away from safety with one match to play.

Shirebrook secured their NCEL status courtesy of William Dodds' 51st minute equaliser after Josh Walker had put their visitors ahead at the start of the season period.

Ollerton Town were the other side to breathe a huge sigh of relief as, despite a 3-1 loss at Dronfield Town, they found themselves safe from the drop.

Sam Stretton scored their equaliser after Matthew Ord had given Dronfield a 22nd minute lead but a Mark Fereday double in the second half meant the points went the home side's way to secure themselves a top six finish.

At the other end of the table, Campion remain at the summit with a three point lead after a 6-1 home win over Parkgate.

Two goals each for Jason Davis and Omar Habeeb, added to by strikes from Leon Hurles-Brook and Marcus Day, made it a comfortable afternoon for the leaders whilst Brandon Bagley bagged a consolation for the Steelmen who drop to ninth.

Grimsby Borough and Hallam kept themselves in with a shout of lifting the trophy with home victories, Borough 4-0 winners over Glasshoughton Welfare whilst Hallam defeated Selby Town 2-0.

Lewis Bemrose's opener, an own goal from Reece Horn, and second half strikes from James Dean-Atkinson and Adam Drury claimed the victory for the Wilderness Boys.

And, Thomas Roebuck and Micah Bishop netted for Hallam against a Selby side who were reduced to nine men having had two keepers sent off for handling outside the penalty area.

Winterton Rangers' 3-0 home victory over AFC Emley confirmed them a top-four finish but, despite goals from Luke Anderson, Callum Foster and Elliot Broughton, they are out of the title chase.

Nostell Miners Welfare will end the campaign in fifth after their 2-0 victory at Armthorpe Welfare, Andrew Horbury and Jack Owen striking in each half.

And, there was away joy for relegated FC Bolsover as Brett Lucas and Adam Lee scored in the second half of their 2-0 victory at Swallownest.

In the Premier Division, all eyes were on the bottom of the table with basement side Harrogate Railway Athletic not in action, knowing that victories for the two other teams embroiled in the fight to beat the drop would condemn them to relegation.

But, defeats for Goole AFC and Hall Road Rangers means that all three are still in danger of falling into Division One - with Goole and Rangers facing each other at the Victoria Pleasure Grounds next Saturday in what will be a massive final game of the season.

Goole went down 3-0 at home to Staveley Miners Welfare, a Michael Burke brace added to on the hour by Joe Pugh, whilst a Nash Connolly double ensured Rangers were beaten 2-0 at Hemsworth Miners Welfare.

Elsewhere, champions Worksop Town's seventeenth successive victory, a 1-0 home win over Garforth Town courtesy of Steven McDonnell's tenth minute strike, continued their title-winning celebrations in front of a crowd of 604 at the King of Soho Stadium.

Bridlington Town and Yorkshire Amateur both notched up victories in their fight for third place, Joe McFadyen's early goal earning Bridlington a 1-0 win at Bottesford Town to keep them a point ahead of the Ammers who won 2-1 at home to Knaresborough Town.

Fernando Moke and Devonte Newman-Morton netted for Amateur before Brad Walker halved the deficit on 59 minutes.

There were goals for Thomas Waudby, Jack Binns, Alex Knaggs and Gareth Barlow as Barton Town won 4-0 at home to Liversedge whilst there were 2-2 draws in the remaining two top flight matches.

Handsworth Parramore claimed a point with an 85th minute equaliser from Leon Howarth at Athersley Recreation and Clark Greaves popped up even later to snatch a home draw for Maltby Main over Eccleshill United.

Photo: Callum Foster's header doubles Winterton Rangers' lead in their 3-0 win at home to AFC Emley in Toolstation NCEL Division One on Saturday. (Picture: Mark Parsons)

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