NCE League: Knaresborough enjoying their ‘mystery tour’

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BRIAN DAVEY is hoping Knaresborough Town’s first-ever odyssey in the FA Cup lasts a few more rounds yet, writes LEON WOBSCHALL.

The NCEL Division One side, who welcome north-easterners West Allotment Celtic tomorrow in the preliminary round, ventured into the unknown earlier this month with their maiden match in the famous old competition – and it all went rather well.

Davey’s side triumphed 2-1 at Glasshoughton, thanks to second-half goals from Nick Radcliffe and Liam Tuck to set up today’s clash – the first-ever FA Cup tie at Manse Lane.

Davey, hoping a bit of cup fever will permeate tomorrow, said: “We would have liked to have started with a home tie, but we only ever play away games in cups, it seems!

“I think the last eight games before this in cups have all been away. So it’s nice to get a home draw at last and hopefully, we will get a good crowd as we are one of the best-supported clubs in our league and let’s hope we advance.

“We are hopeful that if we keep winning and playing some good football, that the crowds will keep coming.”

League action tomorrow in the Premier Division sees an early battle of two strugglers with Liversedge hosting Nostell Miners Welfare – the Sedge boss Alan Colquhoun’s former club.

Glasshoughton visit Parkgate and Thackley host Shaw Lane Aquaforce.

Activity in Division One sees Pontefract Colls welcome Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and Yorkshire Amateur entertain Hall Road Rangers.

Selby host Rossington and Hemsworth head to Grimsby Borough.

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