Baris Northern Counties East League
Published 5th August 2012
....they are determined to repeat their success.
Saturday`s opening 2012/13 fixture paired the title-holders at home to newly-promoted Heanor Town and the side who came up from the East Midlands Counties League were beaten 3-0 by the Badgers, whose scorers were Adam Scott 2 minutes after half-time, Rob Sanderson 2 minutes later and Jake Stannard on the hour-mark.
Title-fancies Scarborough Athletic made a winning start to their campaign, but they were forced to cling on in a worrying climax.
It is never easy to collect the points at Hall Road Rangers’ Dene Park, but Boro just about did enough to bag a 2-1 win.
It took Boro just 10 minutes to break the deadlock through new signing Ollie Ryan.
And just past the hour-mark it was 2-0, thanks to a brilliant free-kick by James Bennett.
Rangers reduced the arrears with 20 minutes left when they were awarded a penalty that Steve Gawthorpe slotted past Kevin Martin.
Winterton Rangers started their campaign with a goalless draw against fancied Parkgate at West Street, while Brighouse Town started with a hard-earned win against a strong Pickering Town side and the old football cliche of `a game of two halves` probably best sums up this match that was decided with a goal from Eernest Boafa in the 15th minute.
Thackley had to recover from a Darrell Young goal down at home to Glasshoughton Welfare and left it late to clinch their winner.
A second half brace from Mark Bett in the 64th and 86th minute recovered the position for the hosts.
Second half goals from Shaun Rickford and Cameron Martin secured three points for Long Eaton United at Armthorpe Welfare, whose Andy Allott had given them a 38th minute lead.
Simon Spencer's solitary strike was enough to see Barton Town Old Boys home, 1-0 at Maltby Main, but it took a late Dave Bramley penalty save to secure all three points.
Liversedge earned a 2-0 success at Lincoln Moorlands Railway, courtesy of two goals in 5 minutes either side of half-time from Kieran Corley and Gibril Bojang, while Arnold Town got their season off to a good start, winning 2-1 at home to Nostell Miners Welfare.
Lee Whittington gave Worksop Parramore a 17th minute lead at neighbouring Staveley Miners Welfare, but the hosts fought back to win with goals from Andy Fox from the spot after 27 minutes and Simon Barraclough 15 minutes from time.
Scott Phillips put Bridlington Town in front at Queensgate against Tadcaster Albion. However, the away side claimed victory here too with two goals in a minute just past the hour-mark from Steve Jeffs and Daniel Gray.