Six-shooting Ossett Albion now have top spot in their sights

doubling up: Josh Greening, above, struck twice for Pickering Town in a 3-1 success over visitors Worksop Paramore to take them 10th in the table, one place behind Worksop.
doubling up: Josh Greening, above, struck twice for Pickering Town in a 3-1 success over visitors Worksop Paramore to take them 10th in the table, one place behind Worksop.
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TADCASTER Albion moved to within one point of the NCE League’s top spot with Saturday’s 6-0 blitzing of third-bottom visitors Winterton Rangers.

On a day which saw a whole host of matters rained off, Albion were inspired by a second-half hat-trick from Callum Ward.

The Brewers only led 1-0 at the interval through a Danny Critchlow strike after 17 minutes.

But then came the Ward show with the goal-getter netting on 48 and 53 minutes before Carl Stewart got in on the act 12 minutes later.

Ward then completed his treble two minutes later and the half dozen was brought up by Denny Ingram by his strike in the 90th minute.

Albion are now just one point behind leaders Barton Town Old Boys who were not in action at the weekend.

Elsewhere in the Premier Pickering Town moved 10th with a 3-1 success at home to ninth-placed Worksop Parramore.

Josh Greening gave the hosts a 1-0 lead after half an hour with Jamie Patterson making it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.

Ryan Johnson pulled a goal back for the visitors after 71 minutes but Greening made sure of the points with his second in the final minute.

In the only other top flight game to survive, Basford United strengthened their hold on third by annihilating second-bottom visitors Lincoln Moorlands Railway 7-0.

Three games got the green light in Division One with AFC Emley up to eighth after a thrilling last-gasp 3-2 win at home to former leaders Shaw Lane Aquaforce.

Shaw Lane who began the day in top spot took a seventh-minute lead through Ashley Flynn who the bagged his second 21 minutes later.

But Emley staged a brilliant second-half comeback which began with Sylbert Stewart’s strike on 69 minutes.

Stewart then brought the scores level with his second goal with nine minutes remaining and it Doran Jordan then popped up with an 87th-minute winner.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare also moved up a place to 17th with a 2-1 success at ninth-placed Knaresborough Town.

Knaresborough took a 39th-minute lead through Byron Littlefair but Nicholas Guest levelled three minutes after the break.

Nash Connolly then bagged the Hemsworth winner nine minutes from time.

The only other game played saw Bottesford Town moving top with a 6-0 romp at sixth-placed Shirebrook Town.

Weather permitting, NCE League action resumes tomorrow evening with fourth-placed title chasers Thackley welcoming fifth-placed Albion Sports.

Sixth-placed Brighouse Town visit second-bottom Lincoln Moorlands Railway while bottom side Nostell Miners Welfare are ninth-placed Worksop Parramore.

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