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Toolstation NCEL Match Review 2023/24 #52

28th January, 2024

Emley AFC took advantage of a defeat for Campion at neighbours Eccleshill United to move to within a point of the summit in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division on Saturday.

Jahro Parchment and Cole Roberts struck for Eccleshill in a 2-1 victory over their local rivals with Joseph Colley grabbing an 88th minute consolation, giving the Pewits a chance to reduce the gap with four games in hand.

And, Emley did just that as they won 3-1 at third-placed Thackley that opened up a ten point gulf between themselves and their hosts to make the chase for the title even more of a two-horse race.

Ruben Jerome put them ahead on 22 minutes before Kieran Suddards equalised just prior to the hour mark but Jerome's second restored the away side's advantage and Charlie Barks made sure with a late third for Emley.

Rossington Main are up to fourth following their 4-1 home win over Penistone Church who stay seventh, Ross Hannah with a couple and one each for Liam King and Jamie Green before Antony Brown netted an injury-time consolation for the visitors.

Goals for Matthew Antcliff, Charlie Marshall, Nash Connolly and Daniel Coupland ensured a 4-1 victory for Garforth Town at home to Tadcaster Albion in Friday night's game to move the Miners up to sixth, just outside the play-off zone.

Knaresborough Town keep within touching distance of the top five after a Danny Edwards double, added to by George Thewlis and Dominic Creamer, helped them beat visitors Handsworth 4-2.

Frickley Athletic and Silsden AFC remain ninth and tenth, respectively, after suffering defeat with Frickley falling to a 5-1 loss at the hands of visitors Hallam.

Scott Ruthven and Iren Wilson had put the Countrymen 2-0 by the interval with Danny Buttle's penalty early in the second period adding to their tally.

Morgan James pulled one back on 59 minutes but Brandon Bradbury and Joe Lumsden made it a comprehensive scoreline for the away side who climb to eleventh.

Silsden, meanwhile, went down 3-0 at Goole AFC, Liam Flanagan, Daniel Ward and Luca Grant with the goals for the Vikings that keep them out of the basement as bottom side Maltby Main also won by the same scoreline.

Jordan Lonchar, Nathan Perks and Harry Spooner scored for Maltby as they defeated visitors Barton Town but they remain a point away from safety.

And, it was a 1-1 draw between Golcar United and Pickering Town with George Doyle's opener for the hosts just before the break cancelled out by Kieran Stares for the Pikes at the start of the second period.

Parkgate remain two points clear at the top of Division One but they were made to work very hard to claim a victory at next-to-bottom Swallownest, Jamie Austin's 80th minute penalty the only goal in a tight game.

Second-placed Wakefield AFC were 4-0 victors at Clay Cross Town, Slater Barkham-Barnes, Ben Gelder, Jaydan Sandhu and Cameron Barnett getting on the scoresheet in the second half, whilst Wombwell Town climb to third after their 4-1 win at basement side Ollerton Town.

Jordan Kershaw gave them a goal advantage by half-time, Anthony Mackie and Edward Agnew increased their lead before Sam Roebuck netted for Ollerton but Callum Walton's 65th minute penalty snuffed out any chance of a fightback by the hosts.

There were two goals for Conner Harman as Beverley Town jump up into the play-off zone with a 4-2 win at Retford FC, replacing Retford United, who drew 2-2 at Brigg Town, in fifth.

Brigg led 2-0 at the EC Surfacing Stadium through Brett Agnew and Dean McCarthy but the visitors restored parity with goals in the second half from Liam Owen and Brandon Kane.

Seventh-placed Horbury Town won 3-0 at Harrogate Railway Athletic, Samuel Kyeremeh with a second-half brace for them as they look to close an eleven-point gap between themselves and the top five.

Dronfield Town are up to eighth following their 3-1 win at Selby Town, Samuel Bebbington's penalty and a Max Rhodes strike securing the win in a game that was 1-1 at the interval.

Daniel Grierson, Kian Tansley, Jack Deakin and Dustyn Grierson were the scorers for Staveley Miners Welfare who beat hosts Glasshoughton Welfare 4-0 to climb to ninth.

Connor Glavin's early penalty ensured the points for Worsbrough Bridge Athletic in a 1-0 victory at home to Louth Town whilst a big game in the battle to avoid relegation saw Armthorpe Welfare run out 2-1 winners over visitors Yorkshire Amateur.

Charlie Clegg's spot kick on 88 minutes claimed the victory for the hosts that moves them to four points clear of the Ammers who are in the drop zone.

And, in Friday night's match, Nostell Miners Welfare were 2-1 victors at Athersley Recreation, Nicholas Lalousis and Hayden Swift the scorers for the away side.

Photo: Action from Armthorpe Welfare's 2-1 win over visitors Yorkshire Amateur in their Toolstation NCEL Division One match on Saturday. (Picture: Steve Pennock)

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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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