Toolstation Northern Counties East Round-Up

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Heavy rain put paid to all but eight matches in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division on Saturday with four matches each in the Premier Division and Division One.

Second-placed Pickering Town could only cut the gap to leaders Cleethorpes Town to seven points as they drew 1-1 at Maltby Main.

The Pikes needed a late equaliser from recent signing Sam Denton to get something from the game after Ryan Carroll had put the home side ahead midway through the first period.

Barton Town Old Boys are out of the relegation zone for the first time since the beginning of October after they picked up a vital 1-0 win at AFC Mansfield.

Tom Waudby’s 27th minute spot-kick earned them three points that sees the Swans go above Armthorpe Welfare and Parkgate who are both now below the dreaded dotted line.

A winner from Keaton Ward 6 minutes from time saw Clipstone snatch a dramatic 4-3 win at Albion Sports after Karl Hall and Asif Hussain’s penalty had seemingly rescued a point for the hosts after the Cobras had stormed into a 3-1 lead.

And, goals from Nick Langford and Matt Harris saw Rainworth Miners Welfare to a 2-0 victory at Staveley Miners Welfare to further ease any lingering relegation worries for the Wrens.

In Division One, Ashley Flynn’s hat-trick, taking him to 50 goals this season, helped AFC Emley beat visitors Campion, 4-1, to move within six points of leaders Pontefract Collieries.

Jordan Coduri’s penalty had drawn the Pewits level after Eli Hey had given the away side a one goal lead at the interval.

Penistone Church consolidated fourth spot with a 3-0 defeat of Rossington Main, Andy Ring, Ben Rhodes and Brett Lovell netting for the hosts.

A 4-0 win at Ollerton Town moved seventh-placed Knaresborough Town to within a point of the play-off zone, Brad Walker’s first half strike added to after the break by James Bradley, Fraser Lancaster and Colin Heath.

And Winterton Rangers came from behind to beat visitors Selby Town, 2-1, Andy Harrison with what proved to be the winner just after the hour-mark.

Barton Town Old Boys keeper Rick Watson denies AFC Mansfield’s Lynton Karkach. (Photo: Trevor Richens)

Jason Harrison


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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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