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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2021/22 #19

7th October, 2021

Grimsby Borough maintained their unbeaten start to the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division campaign and their seven-point advantage at the top of the table with a 1-0 home win over Sherwood Colliery in midweek.

Daniel Trott's decider came five minutes before the interval in a closely-contested top five clash at the Bradley Football Development Centre to keep the Wilderness Boys a long way ahead of the chasing pack that is now headed by Eccleshill United.

The Eagles are up to second after a 4-1 win at Handsworth, their fifth successive league victory coming through goals from Jonny Irving, Sam Bradley, Talent Ndlovu and Alexander Laird after Mitchell Dunne had given the home side an eleventh minute lead.

Garforth Town fall to third after dropping points in a 2-2 home draw with Goole AFC and they needed an injury time equaliser from Hass Gorji to ensure the honours were even.

Goole had taken a 2-0 lead by the midway point of the first half through a Joshua Dacre brace but the Vikings could not hold on for a vital win as they stay seventeenth.

Will Jackson's winner six minutes from time sees Thackley leap up to sixth following their 2-1 home defeat of AFC Mansfield after the visiting Bulls' Thomas Crapper had cancelled out an opener from Ben Grech-Brooksbank.

Emley AFC put some space between themselves and the bottom two with a 3-2 win over visitors Albion Sports, Max Tweddle netting twice and Matthew Sykes converting a penalty for the Pewits whilst Daniel Facey and Finn Donovan got on the scoresheet for the Lions.

And, basement side Athersley Recreation were denied a victory at Barton Town as Thomas Davie scored on 83 minutes to salvage a point for the hosting Swans in a 2-2 draw.

In the one Division One match played, Shirebrook Town's recent improvement in form continued with a 2-1 home win against Swallownest.

Nathan Jessop got both of their goals, sandwiching Alex Lill's equaliser, and the Langwith Road side move up to sixteenth whilst their visitors stay in the bottom three.

In county cup action, Nostell Miners Welfare won 4-1 at league rivals Worsbrough Bridge Athletic in the Second Round of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup.

Liam Ormsby, Nathan Hawkhead, Danny Edwards and Brandon Miller got their goals whilst Luke Francis claimed a consolation for the hosts.

And, in the First Round of the competition, Layton Swaine struck twice in Hemsworth Miners Welfare's 6-1 defeat of Hepworth United and his side will travel to Emley AFC at the next stage.

Meanwhile, Selby Town were knocked out in their West Riding County Cup First Round tie after, despite goals from Harry Clapham and Liam Flanagan, they drew 2-2 with visitors Ossett United who forced a penalty shoot-out with a last-gasp equaliser that they then won 4-2 to progress.

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