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NCEL Match Review #15

29th September, 2008

The KoolSport NCEL is pinning its hopes on Winterton Rangers as the club aim to become our only side in the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

They will need to navigate a replay, however, on Wednesday night after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle Benfield on Saturday.

And, it was agonising for the West Street side as they were denied by a last minute equaliser from Steven Young.

Andy Holt had given Winterton the lead just after the half-hour mark.

The NCEL's only other representative in the Second Qualifying Round, Long Eaton United, bowed out with a 5-1 defeat at Rugby Town.

Scott Musgrove gave Rugby a first-half lead and that is how it stayed until the last twenty-five minutes when the goals started to rain in.

David Kolandinski struck twice before Adam Newton scored for Long Eaton on 73 minutes.

Ian King and Matt Gearing completed the victory for the Southern League side in the last ten minutes.

In the Premier Division, Liversedge's lead at the top of the table has been cut to three points after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Brodsworth Miners Welfare.

And, they had to come from two down as Darren Fell and Liam Wilkin scored for the visitors in the opening 25 minutes.

However, James Flowers' 38th minute strike and Jermaine Moyce's goal early in the second period saw them pick up the point.

Brodsworth, despite their good result at the leaders, drop into the bottom four.

Mickleover Sports came from behind to win 4-1 at Hallam to move up into second place.

Scott Bates put the hosts in the lead after three minutes before Ricky Law levelled just seven minutes later.

Karl Ashton then scored two and Kieran O'Connell completed the scoring as Sports dominated the second period.

Dinnington Town climb to third after their 3-0 win at home to next-to-bottom Lincoln Moorlands Railway.

Ben Rosser and Danny Reet had them two-up by the break before Louis Axcell added the third with five minutes remaining.

Railway are still searching for their first points of the season alongside Eccleshill United and Shirebrook Town.

Eccleshill were 2-0 up at Bridlington Town before the home side won 5-2 to climb into fifth.

An Adam Mountford own goal on 13 minutes was unlucky for the Seasiders and Andy Philp then seemingly put the Eagles on their way.

But, Chibuzor Chilaka and Ashley Dexter had the scores level by the half-hour and Alex Rhodes, Ashley Allanson and Tom Fleming made sure of the win after the interval.

Shirebrook's game at Thackley did not kick off until 4.15pm because the Langwith Road side got stuck in traffic following a serious accident on the M62.

And, it was the home side who were quickest out of the traps with Chris Coy opening the scoring on nine minutes.

Kyle Shah added a second on 41 minutes before Coy got his second and Thackley's third just after the break.

But, Shirebrook threatened a revival in the last ten minutes with goals from Mitchell Slawson, who signed from Teversal in midweek, and Kieren Watson.

However, it was too little too late for Tony Maggs' side.

The two unbeaten sides in the Premier Division preserved their records as Pickering Town and Arnold Town played out a 1-1 draw.
Liam Salt put the home side ahead on 29 minutes but Craig Mitchell levelled for Arnold early in the second period.

Elsewhere, Parkgate are up to seventh after a 4-2 win at home to Maltby Main whilst Selby Town won by the same scoreline at Hall Road Rangers.

And, Nostell Miners Welfare beat hosts Armthorpe Welfare 2-0 with goals from Craig Stephens and Dave Watts.

Scarborough Athletic returned to the top of Division One with a 3-1 win at Bottesford Town.

The hosts had taken the lead through Danny Hope but a Scott Phillips brace and one from Dave Thompson gave the visitors a deserved victory.

204 were there which was the biggest League attendance of the day and three more than at the side the Seadogs replaced at the top, Hemsworth Miners Welfare, who were beaten 1-0 by AFC Emley.

Andy Farrell got the vital strike on 35 minutes, moving Emley up into eighth.

Pontefract Collieries remain third after a 3-2 win at Leeds Carnegie who drop to fifth.

Askern Villa's 5-2 victory at Brighouse Town moved them up into sixth.

Michael Evans, Daniel Ferguson and Graeme Severn had them three-up by the break.

Daniel Bentley brought Brighouse back into it on 54 but Askern's three-goal cushion was quickly restored with Ferguson's second.

Scott Swann made it three goals in five minutes to make it 2-4 before Ferguson claimed his hat-trick with six minutes remaining.

Lee Gregory also took home the matchball in Staveley Miners Welfare's 3-0 home win over Teversal.

Grimsby Borough won 2-0 at home to Rainworth Miners Welfare and Rossington Main were victorious by the same scoreline over visitors Yorkshire Amateur.

Barton Town Old Boys picked up an excellent 3-0 win at Tadcaster Albion and Appleby Frodingham won 3-2 at Glasshoughton Welfare with a last minute goal from Jonathan Nicholls.

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Season 2008/09 Tables

NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P 1 Mickleover Spts 38 88 61
2 Long Eaton United 38 81 36
3 Selby Town 38 80 49
4 Bridlington Town 38 76 54
5 Winterton Rangers 38 64 25
6 Arnold Town 38 64 12
7 Thackley 38 62 25
8 Dinnington Town 38 62 13
9 Pickering Town 38 58 17
10 Hallam 38 56 9
11 Parkgate 38 51 -12
12 Maltby Main (-3) 38 49 -4
13 Nostell MW 38 49 -6
14 Liversedge (-3) 38 46 -4
15 Armthorpe Welfare 38 45 3
16 Hall Road Rangers 38 39 -41
17 Shirebrook Town 38 31 -38
18 Lincoln Moorlands 38 30 -48
19 Brodsworth Welf 38 23 -46
R 20 Eccleshill United (-3) 38 17 -105
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Scarborough Ath 36 92 97
P 2 Rainworth MW 36 78 48
3 Askern Villa 36 72 31
4 Staveley MW 36 68 34
5 Barton Town Old Boys 36 67 23
6 Bottesford Town 36 62 15
7 Leeds Carnegie 36 61 38
8 AFC Emley 36 60 11
9 Pontefract Collieries 36 53 6
10 Hemsworth MW 36 50 5
11 Rossington Main 36 43 -14
12 Appleby Frodingham 36 42 -21
13 Grimsby Borough 36 40 -16
14 Teversal 36 39 -27
15 Brighouse Town 36 35 -18
16 Worsbrough Bridge 36 32 -41
17 Tadcaster Albion 36 31 -47
18 Yorkshire Amateur 36 29 -35
19 Glasshoughton Welf 36 6 -89

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