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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2023/24 #24

19th October, 2023

The first team through to the Third Round of this season's JCP Construction League Cup are Pickering Town after their morale-boosting 4-1 home victory over Golcar United in midweek.

Kieran Stares netted twice for the Pikes with one each from Robert Guilfoyle and Nathan Dyer bolstering their tally whilst Isaac Acquah grabbed a consolation for the visitors on the hour mark.

In the Premier Division, Emley AFC were denied a chance of moving to within two points of the summit as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Handsworth who climb up to sixth whilst the Pewits stay fourth.

Frickley Athletic, meanwhile, were 8-0 winners at Goole AFC with two goals apiece for Brandon Murillo and Alhassane Keita as Lloyd Smith, Keanen Mannings, Lewis Binns and Eliel Anku also netted in a game that saw the away side race into a four goal lead by the nineteenth minute.

And, Maltby Main are up to fifteenth following their 1-0 home victory over Knaresborough Town, Matthew Reay with the breakthrough on 38 minutes, whilst their opponents remain in tenth spot.

Division One leaders Wombwell Town tasted defeat at home for the first time this season as they went down to a single-goal loss to Retford United, Lewis Macaskill with the breakthrough with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.

Wombwell's lead at the top is reduced to two points after second-placed Beverley Town's 1-1 draw at Shirebrook Town, Harry Griffin's goals for the Beavers cancelled out late on for the hosts by Kieren Watson.

Retford United move above Shirebrook into sixth with the Derbyshire side dropping down to seventh.

Nathan Hawkhead, Cameron Barnett and Jaydan Sandhu scored for Wakefield AFC in their 3-1 victory at bottom side Swallownest and they move up into third whilst Parkgate are now fourth following their 1-0 home win over Staveley Miners Welfare, Jamie Austin with the vital strike in the nineteenth minute.

A 2-2 draw at home for Retford FC against Selby Town sees the Choughs up to ninth as they twice had to come from behind to level with the visiting Robins, Steven Wankiewicz ensuring the spoils were shared with their second equaliser on 85 minutes.

Horbury Town came from behind to win 2-1 at Glasshoughton Welfare, Abdual Asamoah with the winner early in the second period.

Dronfield Town were 5-0 victors over visitors Ollerton Town, courtesy of goals from Mark Fereday, Max Rhodes, Callum Mawbey, Thomas Staniland and Samuel Bebbington.

And, Michael Jepps and Elliot Wilson were the scorers for Worsbrough Bridge Athletic as they won 2-0 at home to Harrogate Railway Athletic.

In the midweek County Cup action, Barton Town went through in their Lincolnshire Senior Trophy First Round tie at home with Deeping Rangers, Thomas Waudby and Matthew Clayton netting for the Swans in a 2-2 draw before the hosts prevailed 4-1 in the penalty shoot-out.

Louth Town, however, bowed out in the same competition with a 2-1 loss at Lincoln United, Oliver Kendall with a late consolation for the White Wolves, whilst Brigg Town were also beaten, going down 4-0 at home to Skegness Town.

Antony Brown grabbed a stoppage time winner for Penistone Church as they beat visitors Houghton Main 2-1 in the Second Round of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup.

Scott Ruthven and Ashley Flynn were the scorers for Hallam as they were beaten 5-2 at Stocksbridge Park Steels and Albion Sports were denied in injury time by visitors Liversedge in the West Riding County Cup.

Eivind Johnsen struck twice early on for the Lions and Robbie Fox also found the net but Sports ultimately went down 4-3 in a closely-fought First Round tie.







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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P 1 Emley AFC 38 85 70
2 Campion 38 76 38
P 3 Garforth Town 38 75 55
4 Rossington Main 38 72 23
5 Albion Sports (-3) 38 67 18
6 Penistone Church 38 62 15
7 Thackley 38 61 4
8 Knaresborough 38 60 16
9 Hallam 38 59 12
10 Silsden AFC 38 58 10
11 Tadcaster Albion 38 53 -3
12 Golcar United 38 52 10
13 Handsworth 38 44 -18
14 Barton Town 38 43 -16
15 Frickley Athletic 38 42 -17
16 Eccleshill United 38 41 -24
17 Bottesford Town 38 35 -38
18 Goole AFC 38 34 -56
19 Pickering Town 38 30 -46
R 20 Maltby Main 38 26 -53
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Parkgate 44 107 84
P 2 Beverley Town 44 103 83
P 3 Shirebrook Town 44 100 69
4 Wakefield AFC 44 97 89
5 Retford United 44 93 74
6 Wombwell Town 44 89 59
7 Horbury Town 44 83 53
8 Brigg Town 44 72 5
9 Staveley MW 44 66 22
10 Dronfield Town 44 64 12
11 Harrogate Railway 44 64 7
12 Retford FC 44 62 -2
13 Louth Town 44 61 4
14 Selby Town 44 59 7
15 Worsbrough Bridge 44 53 -10
16 Clay Cross Town 44 48 -28
17 Nostell MW 44 47 -13
18 Athersley Rec 44 44 -48
19 Armthorpe Welfare 44 41 -52
20 Glasshoughton Welf 44 35 -47
21 Yorkshire Amateur (-3) 44 35 -72
22 Swallownest 44 16 -118
R 23 Ollerton Town 44 4 -178

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