Grass is Greener for Tadcaster Albion at the top

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TADCASTER Albion booted ten points clear at the top of the NCE League as Josh Greening’s late winner earned a 3-2 win at Bridlington Town.

Only three NCE League games survived the elements on Saturday and many games were also postponed from yesterday’s Evo-Stik League and Conference North fixtures.

But there was no stopping Paul Marshall’s Premier Division leaders Tadcaster who raced into a 1-0 lead through Liam Ormsby after 14 minutes.

Carl Stewart then extended the advantage just two minutes later before Benn Lewis hit back for Brid’ on 33 minutes.

Ashley Allanson then looked to have sealed the hosts a point with his effort seven minutes from time but Tadcaster had the last laugh in injury time through former Brid’ player Greening.

Albion are now ten points clear of second-placed Worksop Town who have two games in hand.

Staveley Miners Welfare are a further point back in third but with an additional game in hand.

In Saturday’s only other Premier Division game played, Cleethorpes Town moved fifth by hammering third-bottom visitors Armthorpe Welfare 6-0.

In the only Division One game to get the go-ahead, Winterton Rangers moved up to third bottom with a 3-1 success at home to tenth-placed Penistone Church.

NCE League action resumes with a full programme next Saturday.

Harrogate Town earned a fine point at second-placed Barrow yesterday with a 1-1 draw in Conference North.

Louie Swain’s strike gave 14th-placed Town a 1-0 lead at the interval but Barrow finally levelled through Andy Cook as the game neared its conclusion.

Town return to action on New Year’s Day at Guiseley whose home clash with AFC Fylde was postponed yesterday, as was Bradford Park Avenue’s entertaining of Stockport.

Bradford Park Avenue next welcome Chorley on New Year’s Day.

North Ferriby United ended 2014 in decent style with a 2-0 victory against Boston United yesterday. Liam King and Mark Gray both bagged a goal each.

Ferriby next entertain Gainsborough Trinity on New Year’s Day.

In the Conference, FC Halifax Town slumped to a 2-0 loss at home to Chester yesterday.

Tom Peers and Matty Brown were Chester’s goalscorers.

Halifax’s hosting of Gateshead on January 1 has already been postponed ahead of Gateshead’s FA Cup trip to West Brom this weekend.

Harrogate Railway staged one of only six games to get the go-ahead in the Evo-Stik League yesterday and they recorded a fine 1-0 victory at home to Salford City. Nathan Cartman bagged the only goal of the game in front of 403 fans at Station View when netting 17 minutes from time.

The only other game to go ahead in the division was a 6-0 win for Kendal Town at home to Prescot Cables.

Ossett Albion’s hosting of Radcliffe Borough was postponed due to snow and ice while Ossett Town’s trip to Droylsden was frozen off.

Farsley AFC’s home clash with Darlington 1883 was also frozen off, as was Scarborough Athletic’s trip to Clitheroe.

In the Premier, Frickley Athletic’s hosting of Nantwich Town was off due to snow but Whitby Town managed a last-gasp 1-0 win at home to Blyth Spartans.

Richard Pell struck the winner two minutes from time.

Goole AFC’s trip to Leek Town was postponed in First Division South.

There is a full programme of Evo-Stik League action planned for New Year’s Day.

Joe Leesley.

Leesley’s happy to stay put at Harrogate Town