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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2020/21 #7

5th October, 2020

AFC Mansfield's giantkilling run in the Emirates FA Cup came to an end on Saturday whilst there were eight Toolstation NCEL Premier Division games and a full programme of Division One matches.

The Bulls travelled to Gainsborough Trinity to face National League North side Boston United in Second Round Qualifying and, despite a spirited performance, they were beaten 4-2 by a team three divisions above them in the National League System.

After conceding twice early on in the tie that was played behind closed doors, Lynton Karkach brought Matt Chatfield's side back into the tie on 24 minutes but they conceded once more before the interval.

A fourth for Boston meant the match was over as a contest with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining with substitute Tom Slone's header grabbing a second for Mansfield on 86.

In the Premier Division, Yorkshire Amateur's 2-0 home victory over Athersley Recreation means they have the maximum fifteen points from their opening five league games.

Ashley Flynn struck early on from the penalty spot and Stephen Smith doubled their advantage on 80 minutes to take all three points whilst the visitors remain bottom of the table, one of three sides yet to get off the mark.

Garforth Town, Liversedge and Bridlington Town all won to keep themselves within six points of the Ammers with Garforth making it three victories out of three.

Joseph Turner's double added to goals in a whirlwind opening fifteen minutes from Charlie Marshall, Daniel Coupland and Lee Turner in a 5-1 home defeat of Grimsby Borough with Harry Burke grabbing an injury time consolation for the Wilderness Boys who drop to fifth.

Liversedge are also 100% so far for the season as Oliver Fearon opened the scoring in a 4-0 win at Eccleshill United with Kevy Tarangado's double and an Adam Porritt strike also adding to the scoreline.

And, Billy Logan netted four times for Bridlington Town as they defeated hosts Handsworth 6-2, Joe McFadyen and Daniel Earl with their other goals whilst Leon Howarth claimed a brace for the home side.

Bottesford Town remain on zero points alongside Athersley Recreation and Eccleshill after they went down 4-1 to visitors Penistone Church who climb to seventh.

Samuel Scrivens, Kieran Ryan, Jordan Coduri and Brett Lovell put Penistone out of sight before Chandler Gibson struck for the hosting Poachers on 73.

Maltby Main came from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at Thackley after Morgan McCusker-Butcher and Asa Mitchell had given the hosts the perfect start.

Mitchell Dunne and Connor Cutts both converted late in the first half to restory parity by the interval, Johnathan Williams put them ahead on the hour mark and Dunner confirmed the victory with his second on 88 minutes.

And, there were the first wins of the season for Barton Town and Silsden AFC as they tasted victory on their own patch.

Joshua Batty got both of Barton's goals in a 2-0 triumph over Knaresborough Town whilst a Joshua Dacre own goal on 75 minutes saw Silsden take all three points as they beat Goole AFC 3-2.

Campion remain the leaders in Division One after an Aidan Kirby penalty and a Mohammad Qasim strike earned them a 2-1 home win against Rossington Main who pulled a goal back through Tyla Bell.

That was their fourth win out of four games and they are two points ahead of Emley AFC who move up to second after an Aiden Savory double plus goals from Adam Haw and James Eyles saw them claim a 4-0 win at Armthorpe Welfare.

Home victories for Skegness Town, Retford FC, Parkgate and North Ferriby saw all four climb the table to complete the top six.

Elliot Broughton, Daniel Trott and Jason Field were the scorers in Skegness' 3-1 win over Glasshoughton Welfare, and Retford's 3-0 defeat of visitors Winterton Rangers came courtesy of a brace from Adam Scott, sandwiching a strike from Shaun Mundy.

Parkgate were 4-3 winners over Selby Town in a dramatic game that saw the lead swing from one team to the other before Sam Ackroyd grabbed the vital fourth for the Steelmen in the 88th minute.

Things were more straightforward, meanwhile, for North Ferriby who won 3-0 against Dronfield Town with Louis Kirk, Niall Tilsley and Jamie Forrester scoring.

Four goals from Kieran Watson helped Hallam to a 5-3 home victory at the expense of East Hull whilst two from captain Mike Morris saw Harrogate Railway Athletic prevail 3-2 over visitors Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

Nostell Miners Welfare also made home advantage pay as they sent Swallownest packing with a 3-1 defeat, Ashley Austin's opener for the hosts added to by a Brett Smith penalty before Callum Greaves pulled one back in the second half and Amir Berchil claimed Nostell's third on 79 minutes.

And, there was a brace each for Hall Road Rangers' Conner Harman and Brigg Town's Andrew Taylor as they claimed a point apiece in their 2-2 draw at Haworth Park.

Photo: Hall Road Rangers and Brigg Town shared four goals in their Toolstation NCEL Division One clash on Saturday afternoon in a match that saw the visiting Brigg take a 2-0 lead. (Picture: Darren Thompson)

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