Non-League round-up: Lions down Harriers

Guiseley's  Nicky Boshell bursts through the Kidderminster Harriers defence. (GL1006/92g)
Guiseley's Nicky Boshell bursts through the Kidderminster Harriers defence. (GL1006/92g)
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Guiseley left it late but gained all three points thanks to an Adam Boyes header as they gained their second win in the National League by beating sixth-bottom visitors Kidderminster Harriers 1-0.

The Lions’ second win of the season put Mark Bower’s side eighth ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to seventh-bottom Barrow.

Guiseley looked full of confidence on the back of their first win in the National League during mid-week against Altrincham.

First Jake Lawlor had an effort on the volley which took a deflection and went wide before striker Boyes saw his effort saved well by the Harriers keeper Dean Snedker.

Kidderminster started to get back into the match and nearly scored a wonder goal when Adam Dawson, who was in his own half, saw his lobbed effort go narrowly wide.

His audacious effort looked like it might creep in with Guiseley keeper Steven Drench backpeddling to get back on his line. After the first half ended goalless, the second period saw the home side up the ante with a Boyes effort which he struck on the volley. Zac Thompson then had an effort which narrowly went wide of the post and Guiseley thought they had taken the lead when Tom Craddock netted, only for his effort to be disallowed for a foul on the keeper.

But the constant pressure eventually paid off when Boyes connected to Toulson’s cross which left the keeper with no chance with just five minutes to go.

The success maintained Guiseley’s 100 per cent record while playing at Nethermoor Park in the division, much to the delight of manager Bower.

“It’s a good goal for Boyes,” he said. “I think we shaded the match and I’m really pleased.”

Guiseley: Drench, Lowe, Lockwood (C), Atkinson, Hatfield, Brooksby, Lawlor, Thompson (Toulson 75), Boshell (Rothery 68), Boyes, Craddock (Dickinson 75). Substitutes (not used): Dan Atkinson, Hall.

Kidderminster Harriers: Snedker, Hodgkiss (C), Lowe-Turner, Maxwell, Clarke, Reid (Singh 61), Green, Tunnicliffe, Styche, Campbell, Dawson. Substitutes (not used): Palmer, Reffell, Jones, Wright.

Referee: Martin Coy (Durham).

Elsewhere in the National League, FC Halifax Town sit second-bottom after being edged out 3-2 by ninth-placed visitors Torquay United.

Jordan Burrow’s double proved in vain for the Shaymen.

Halifax visit fourth-placed Tranmere tomorrow.

In National North, Harrogate Town moved sixth with a dramatic 2-1 success at home to 13th-placed Hednesford Town thanks to a Dominic Knowles screamer in injury time.

A Brendon Daniels corker gave Town a 30th-minute lead but Andy Todd levelled just after the hour.

Town are back in action tomorrow night at fifth-bottom Curzon Ashton.

Bradford Park Avenue slipped to 17th after a 1-0 reverse at new leaders Nuneaton Town whose left back James Reid scored the only goal of the game. Avenue return to action on Wednesday at home to 12th-placed AFC Fylde.

In the NCE League, Selby Town moved second with a 5-2 triumph at home to Grimsby Borough, achieved through an Ashley Hope brace plus goals from Dane Mortimer, Danny Bunch and Ashley Hope.

Eccleshill United walloped visiting Winterton Rangers 7-2 thanks to a Luke Harrop hat-trick, a Joe Firth brace, a Jarad Peltier strike and a Jake Thompson own goal. And Knaresborough Town obliged 2-1 at home to Westela VIP through goals from Bradley Walker and Ally Wilson.

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BRIGHOUSE TOWN fought back to bag a last-gasp 2-2 draw in Saturday’s season opener at Trafford in the EvoStik League First Division North.

Trafford drew first blood with a 19th-minute Chris McDonagh penalty and looked home and hosed after Jack Dorney doubled the lead a minute before the break.

James Pollard’s strike gave Brighouse hope two minutes after the interval and Ernest Boafo then netted a dramatic leveller two minutes from time.

Harrogate Railway drew 1-1 at home to Droylsden. Vincent Dhesi gave Rail’ the perfect start after four minutes but Ben Hampson bagged the Bloods a share of the spoils with his effort three minutes after the hour.

Farsley Celtic got off to a dreadful start with a 3-0 loss at home to Kendal Town while Ossett Town also endured an opening day to forget with a 4-0 defeat to visiting Northwich Victoria. Ossett Albion were floored 1-0 at Witton Albion whose Alexander Titchiner netted a 71st-minute winner.

In the Premier, Frickley Athletic were left broken hearted after a 2-1 loss at home to Matlock Town whose Joel Purkiss hit a 90th-minute winner.

Jameel Ible had given the Blues a 77th-minute lead before Michael Harcourt levelled four minutes from time. In First Division South, a Jamie Coulson double gave Goole AFC a 2-1 win at Kidsgrove Athletic.

In the NCE League, Selby Town moved second with a 5-2 triumph at home to Grimsby Borough through an Ashley Hope brace plus goals from Dane Mortimer, Danny Bunch and Ashley Hope.

Eccleshill United walloped visiting Winterton Rangers 7-2 thanks to a Luke Harrop hat-trick, a Joe Firth brace, a Jarad Peltier strike and a Jake Thompson own goal.

Knaresborough Town obliged 2-1 at home to Westella VIP through goals from Bradley Walker and Ally Wilson.

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afc eMLEY stormed into the preliminary round of the FA Cup with yesterday’s 7-1 hammering of NCE League leaders Parkgate.

Emley, of Division One, blew away the visitors with Ashley Flynn bagging four, added to by strikes from Kieran Ryan, Jordan Corduri and Alex Hallam.

Pickering Town also moved through with a 4-0 win at home to Thornaby through a James Bennett double plus strikes from Ged Dalton and Ryan Cooper.

Glasshoughton Welfare face a Tuesday-night replay at Runcorn Linnetts after Saturday’s 2-2 home draw.

Welfare trailed to Kurt Sherlock’s opener but looked to be heading for victory thanks to two strikes from Del Pollock after the break.

But Mark Hughton struck a leveller five minutes from time to leave Glasshoughton facing tomorrow night’s trip to Cheshire.

Nostell Miners Welfare also face a replay trip to Congleton Town tomorrow after Saturday’s goalless draw.

Tadcaster Albion moved safely through with a 3-1 success at Hebburn Town thanks to strikes from Jimmy Beadle, Patrick Miller and a Liam Ormsby penalty.

Thackley, meanwhile, made progress with an impressive 3-1 triumph at Durham City who led after four minutes through James Fairley. A Paul Whitley strike and Mike Garrod brace turned the game on its head. And Pontefract Collieries booked their passage with a fine 2-0 triumph at Penistone Church, achieved thanks to an Aaron Moxon brace.

Garforth Town were among those to fall at the first hurdle after a 4-1 loss at home to Morpeth Town. Morpeth were 4-0 up and cruising by the time Sinmi Oyebanji hit back 11 minutes from time.

Yorkshire Amateur also exited the competition after a 4-2 defeat at Newcastle Benfield with away strikes from Craig Heard and Carl Heard to no avail. Bill Law’s late effort failed to save Hemsworth Miners Welfare from a 2-1 reverse against visiting Armthorpe Welfare while Liversedge were thumped 4-0 at Holker Old Boys. Bridlington Town were chinned 2-0 at home to North Shields.

KEY MAN: John Rooney saw his free-kick deflected into the side to give Guiseley the lead in Saturdays 1-1 draw with visiting Dover Athletic.

Non league: Lions make their point in Dover draw