NCEL Match Review #28
13th November, 2008
Hemsworth Miners Welfare produced the biggest upset in the midweek KoolSport NCEL League Cup action with a 2-1 home win over Dinnington Town.
The Division One side beat their Premier Division opponents with a late double from John Leach and Damion Liddle with the winner coming in injury time.
Louis Axcell had put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot halfway through the first period.
In a schedule that was decimated by the bad weather, two other top flight sides managed to progress at the expense of their Division One hosts.
It was a close run thing for Long Eaton United who were involved in a tremendous match at Bottesford Town, finally coming out 6-5 winners after extra time.
Things looked straight forward for the visitors when a quickfire Lee Sutton brace had them two-up after just twelve minutes.
But, a Jared Holmes own goal, and then strikes from Dave Clements and Phil Jackman put Bottesford 3-2 ahead with just a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.
Dean Whiley struck for Long Eaton in the 89th minute to force extra-time and they were ahead at half-time in the thirty minutes thanks to a Paul Gamble goal.
Martin Bowles found the back of his own net to bring Bottesford back to 4-4 in the 114th minute before Michael Allsop restored Long Eaton's lead two minutes later.
That wasn't the end of the scoring, however, Danny Hope gave Bottesford hope yet again with another equaliser.
But, Jack Smith gave United the final say as he struck the eleventh and final goal of the evening in the dying seconds.
Meanwhile, it was a lot more straightforward for Nostell Miners Welfare who, thanks to goals from Matthew Denton, Craig Stephens and Darren Rushton, won 3-0 at Brighouse Town.
In the three all-Premier Division matches that survived the wet weather, it was the away side that prospered.
Matthew Plant, Danny Clarke and Greg Archer gave Winterton Rangers a 3-1 victory at Bridlington Town, with Craig Palmer getting the solitary strike for the hosts.
Armthorpe Welfare won 2-0 at Brodsworth Welfare with Liam Muirhead and Liam Hardy sealing the tie in the first half of the second period.
And, Adam Hewitt's 65th-minute goal was the winner as Lincoln Moorlands Railway progressed 2-1 at Maltby Main.
That was after Main's Rob Branagan had cancelled out a 2nd-minute penalty from Nick Robinson.
Both all-Division One clashes went into extra time with Askern Villa and Rainworth Miners Welfare going through.
A Julian McDonald double saw Welfare win 2-0 at home to Appleby Frodingham whilst Daniel Ferguson also struck twice for Villa in a 2-1 victory over visitors Scarborough Athletic.
In Division One, second-placed AFC Emley were unable to close the four point gap with leaders Scarborough as they went down 1-0 at Tadcaster Albion.
Matthew Higginbottom's 46th-minute own goal separated the sides in a tight contest at Ings Lane.
Barton Town Old Boys kept up their promotion challenge with a 3-2 win at Grimsby Borough.
They were trailing 2-1 going into the last eight minutes but Gareth Barlow and Craig Burdick turned the game around to move them seven points behind Scarborough with two matches in hand.
Hallam booked their trip to Brodsworth in the last eight of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup with a 6-2 win at home to Bentley Colliery.
Scott Bates and James Tevendale both struck twice whilst Gavin Hunter and Billy Rowley also got on to the scoresheet.
Leeds Carnegie were beaten 1-0 at Northumbria University in the BUCS Premier League North.