Farsley Celtic and South Shields will go again tomorrow night after a 1-1 draw in the FA Trophy at Throstle Nest.
South Shields created a plethora of early chances and should have been in front if not for the heroics of Graeme McKibbin. He twice saved from Gavin Cogdon, once when the Mariners striker was through on goal, but the pick of the saves was from a Robert Briggs’ header as he superbly tipped it round the post.
With just over 25 minutes remaining, Farsley took the lead with Luke Parkin hooking in a cross and James Walshaw flinging himself at full stretch at the near post to superbly head home.
Walshaw almost doubled Farsley’s lead immediately as he was played in by Paul Walker, with his shot on the turn excellently saved by Liam Connell.
South Shields then piled on the pressure as Farsley sat back and were rewarded with a penalty in added time as substitute Jamie Holmes was fouled in the box, Carl Finnigan converting the spot-kick.
The Mariners almost snatched the win in the dying moments with an almighty scramble in the box, Graeme McKibbin eventually making the save, rounding off an excellent performance from the goalkeeper and ensuring that both sides will have a second opportunity to secure progression tomorrow.
Frickley Athletic were knocked out of the FA Trophy as they lost 4-1 to Ashton United.
Gavin Allott had drawn Frickley level after Matthew Chadwick gave Ashton the lead, however three goals in nine minutes from Liam Tomsett, Alex Johnson and Jack Dyche saw Ashton progress.
Ossett Town also bowed out as they were defeated 3-1 at home to Droylsden. Liam Caddick and Dom Smith gave the visitors a 2-0 advantage at the break. Alex Peterson did give Ossett hope as he halved the deficit, however Shaun Holden secured Droylsden’s progression late on.
Tadcaster Albion defeated Ossett Albion 2-1 in the Integro League Cup. Josh Greening gave Tadcaster the lead, before new signing Tommy Wood levelled in the second half. Just two minutes after Conor Sellars hit the target to send Tadcaster through.
Pickering Town are the new leaders of the NCE Premier Division following their 1-1 draw at home to Hall Road Rangers and Pontefract Collieries’ 2-1 home defeat against Handsworth Parramore.
Daniel Gray gave Pickering the lead just after the half-time interval but Christopher Spinks’ goal in the last minute earned a point for the 12th-placed visitors.
Former leaders Pontefract took a fourth-minute lead against Handsworth thanks to Jack Greenhough’s goal. But two goals either side of the interval by Aaron Moxam saw the visitors to victory.
A brace from Richard Collier helped eighth-placed Hemsworth MW to a 4-2 victory over Athersley Recreation.
Hemsworth’s other goals were scored by Bradley Dockerty and Nash Connolly.
Mid-table Garforth Town slipped to a 1-0 home defeat to Bottesford Town, while Liversedge drew 2-2 with Penistone Church.
Joseph Walton and Bradley Riley netted for Liversedge.
Elsewhere, next-to-bottom Harrogate Railway were defeated 3-0 at Maltby Main.
In Division One, leaders Knaresborough Town’s 100 per cent home record was ended when they drew 2-2 with Hallam.
Two goals from Brad Walker looked to have set Town oncourse for victory but a Mitchell Dunne penalty and a late Gregg Anderson own goal meant the points were shared.
Second-placed Yorkshire Amateur moved to within eight points of Knaresborough with a 2-0 victory at Brigg Town courtesy of goals by Harrison Blakey and Ashley Flynn.
Fourth-placed Selby Town won 2-0 at Campion thanks to goals by Joseph Dale and Brett Lucas.
Elsewhere, Glasshoughton Welfare won 5-4 at Rossington Main, AFC Emley lost 2-1 at Winterton Rangers and Nostell MW lost 2-0 at Ollerton Town.