NCEL Match Review #18
9th October, 2008
There were mixed emotions for the two KoolSport NCEL sides involved in FA Vase replay action in midweek.
Nostell Miners Welfare and Hallam were both vying for a place in the Second Round but only one of them could progress.
Nostell came from behind after Will Ryder's 6th-minute penalty for Ashton Athletic put the visitors ahead.
But, the NCEL side were ahead within ten minutes thanks to goals from Craig Stephens and Paul Bedford.
Dave Nicholas then made sure of the win with a spot-kick eighteen minutes from time to give Nostell a 3-1 victory and a trip to Ryton in November.
But, Hallam were knocked out by the same scoreline at home to Alsager Town despite going ahead through Scott Bates' 35th-minute goal.
Lee Duckworth struck twice and Dean Clarke added the third for the away side as the game went into injury time.
In the Premier Division, Pickering Town move up into second place after a comprehensive 4-0 win at bottom side, Eccleshill United.
Chris Batchelor and Liam Salt had them two-up by the break before Mark Swales and Steve Roberts completed the job in the last twelve minutes.
The Pikes remain the top flight's only unbeaten side as Arnold Town were surprisingly thrashed 7-2 at Thackley.
The opening ten minutes saw four goals as a brace from Chris Coy had Thackley two-up after 180 seconds, Craig Mitchell pulled on back three minutes later and Kyle Shah restored the two goal advantage for the hosts.
Richard Conway and Martin Brissett then struck to give Thackley a 5-1 lead after just 28 minutes.
The game then calmed down before another flurry of three goals in eight minutes halfway through the second period.
A Ross Daley own goal on 62 saw Arnold get their second before Brissett and Shah quickly killed off any hope of a revival.
Thackley are now eighth in the Premier Division whilst Arnold are fourth.
First half goals from Adam Newton and Rowan Hines followed by second half strikes by Lee Sutton and Paul Gamble saw Long Eaton United win 4-0 at home to Armthorpe Welfare.
And, an Andy Holt brace helped Winterton Rangers to a 3-0 home victory over struggling Lincoln Moorlands Railway, with David Watson also getting on the scoresheet.
Barton Town Old Boys are the new leaders of Division One as they kept up their 100% home record with a 2-1 win over Appleby Frodingham.
Carl Giblin struck twice, once in each half, before the visitors made the last few moments interesting through a Tom Finnigan goal.
Askern Villa climb to fourth after picking up a point with a 1-1 draw at Rainworth Miners Welfare.
They could have had more had they held out for another four minutes, Julian McDonald's late equaliser saved the Wrens from defeat after Tom McLaughlin's 25-minute opener for Villa.
Scarborough Athletic are through to the last eight of the Presidents Cup with a 7-1 pummelling of hosts, Bottesford Town.
A Danny Gray hat-trick helped them on their way to a comfortable night's work with Graham Botham, Richard Metcalf, Rob Ellis and Ryan Blott also finding the net.
James Leech's goal was the only bright spot for Bottesford on a night they will want to quickly forget.
In a busy First Round of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup, only one NCEL side found themselves on the losing end as Maltby Main lost 4-2 at Handsworth.
But, elsewhere, an Ant Lynam double saw Dinnington Town progress with a 2-0 home win over Athersley Recreation.
Goals in the last ten minutes from Ryan Johnson, Chris Spooner and Kieran Gallagher helped Parkgate to do their own rising from the ashes act as they came from behind to win 4-2 at home to Phoenix.
Rossington Main won 3-0 against visitors Harworth Colliery Institute and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic picked up a win on spot-kicks at home to Yorkshire Main.
Jamie Clayton's 69th-minute strike saw AFC Emley go through, 2-1 home winners over Frecheville CA.
And, a Lee Mulroe penalty and a Scott Collins strike eight minutes from time earned Hemsworth Miners Welfare a 2-0 victory at South Kirkby Colliery.
The game between Brodsworth Welfare and Mexborough Main Street was abandoned after just ten minutes due to floodlight failure.