Northern Counties East League Round-Up..

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The leading two sides in the Baris Northern Counties East League Premier Division extended their advantage at the….

….top of the table with victories on Saturday.

Nathan Cook and Josh Greening both struck twice for Bridlington Town as they overcame hosts Heanor Town, 5-3, but things were a lot simpler for Scarborough Athletic whose 6-0 victory at home to fellow title-chasers Worksop Parramore kept them two points behind the Seasiders.

The Seadogs had six different goalscorers, all in the second half, as Denny Ingram, Oliver Banks, Ryan Blott, Peter Davison, Matthew Plummer and David Brown made it four league wins in a row for Rudy Funk’s side.

A Steve Norton hat-trick helped Barton Town Old Boys to a 6-1 home win over Armthorpe Welfare to move up into fifth spot.

They go above Staveley Miners Welfare, who were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Retford United with Adam Scott’s double getting a point for the Badgers, and Tadcaster Albion, who went down 3-1 at Pickering Town.

Ryan Williams scored their goal but that was only after Liam Salt had netted twice and Joe Danby had also got on the scoresheet for the Pikes.

Nostell Miners Welfare have moved out of the bottom two after a 3-1 home win over Winterton Rangers, with their opponents replacing them in twenty-first spot.

And, Maltby Main picked up their second victory on their travels as they defeated Hall Road Rangers, 3-2.

Despite a double from Jack Briscoe, with a goal at each end of the game, Division One leaders Athersley Recreation have seen their gap at the top reduced to four points as they drew 2-2 at Hemsworth Miners Welfare.

Second-placed Albion Sports took advantage, winning 3-1 at Pontefract Collieries with second half goals from Graeme Sides and Kayden Jackson after the game was all square at the interval.

Cleethorpes Town stay third but have lost a little ground after they were beaten 3-2 at Shirebrook Town who move up into seventh spot.

There were 2-2 draws for Dinnington Town at home to Rossington Main and for Knaresborough Town at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

And, Selby Town, whose home game with Bottesford Town was one of five matches called off, are now nine points adrift at the bottom of the table after Appleby Frodingham’s 3-2 home victory over Eccleshill United.

The other four postponed matches were Parkgate’s trip to Shildon in the FA Vase and, in Division One, Hallam at home to Clipstone Welfare, Louth Town versus Askern Villa and Teversal’s match at Yorkshire Amateur.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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