NCEL Match Review #35
7th December, 2008
Scarborough Athletic have fired a warning shot at all the other sides in the FA Vase as they comfortably went through to the Fourth Round on Saturday.
Hat-tricks from Ryan Blott and Daniel Gray saw the KoolSport NCEL Division side win 6-1 and ease past visitors Blackstones who are a step up the National League System in the Eagle Bitter United Counties League.
They were the only NCEL side definitely through to the next stage with three teams bowing out, one earning a replay and the other seeing their game postponed.
Arnold Town will host Market Drayton Town in midweek after their 1-1 draw after extra time.
David Wilkins had put the Eagles ahead on 33 minutes before Martyn Davies levelled for the home side soon after.
Pickering Town's game at Marske United was called off on Friday evening due to a waterlogged pitch.
Long Eaton United were beaten 1-0 at home to Bootle whilst Nostell Miners Welfare lost by the same scoreline at Stone Dominoes.
And, Winterton Rangers saw their FA Vase adventure end as they lost 2-1 at Glossop North End.
In the Premier Division, the clash between the top two, Selby Town v Mickleover Sports, was called off.
Dinnington Town took advantage of all the sides around them playing in the FA Vase by climbing up to fourth with a 4-1 win at home to Brodsworth Welfare.
They had gone behind to a 29th-minute David Jones opener and that is how it stayed until just after the interval.
Louis Axcell levelled matters before Simon Mirfin put them in the lead on 55 minutes.
And then, two Gavin Allott penalties in the last quarter-of-an-hour sealed the victory.
Bridlington Town remain seventh but closed the gap between them and Long Eaton in sixth to two points with a 2-1 win at Armthorpe Welfare.
They had to wait for it, though, Craig Palmer hitting a brace in the last fifteen minutes after Liam Hardy's goal late in the first-half had given the hosts the lead.
It was a great day for two of the bottom three sides as Shirebrook Town and Lincoln Moorlands Railway both picked up priceless home victories.
Shirebrook won for the first time this season in the League at Langwith Road as they beat Parkgate 2-0 thanks to a Simon Johnson double.
Railway came from behind to beat Maltby Main, Jack McGovern, Steve John and Scott Coupland getting the goals in a 3-1 win after Scott Somerville's opener for Main.
Shirebrook and Railway move away from basement side Eccleshill United whose match at Thackley was postponed.
And, Hallam climb to thirteenth with a 2-0 home win over Hall Road Rangers.
Two points separate the top four sides in Division One after fourth-placed Barton Town Old Boys won at second-placed Pontefract Collieries.
Nathan White, Gareth Barlow, Ryan Hibbard and Shaun Baker all struck for Barton whilst Jason Bentley got both of Ponte's goals, one from the penalty spot.
Leaders Askern Villa had their game at Yorkshire Amateur postponed as was the clash between Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and Grimsby Borough.
Rainworth Miners Welfare continue their steady climb up the table with a 2-1 win at local rivals Teversal, with Phil Bignall and Malc Brown scoring to move Rudy Funk's side up to fifth.
Hemsworth Miners Welfare won 2-1 at Bottesford Town whilst Rossington Main moved eight points clear of bottom side Glasshoughton Welfare with a 3-1 win at home to Tadcaster Albion.
And, Staveley Miners Welfare drew 0-0 at home to Brighouse Town.