Knaresborough Town claim promotion after draw with rivals

Stephen Bromley celebrates scoring Knaresborough Town's goal. Picture: Craig Dinsdale.
Stephen Bromley celebrates scoring Knaresborough Town's goal. Picture: Craig Dinsdale.
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KNARESBOROUGH TOWN claimed promotion to the NCE Premier Division following their 1-1 draw with nearest challengers Eccleshill United.

Stephen Bromley gave Town the lead on 14 minutes and although Antony Brown equalised from the penalty spot with a minute to go, the draw was enough to ensure Paul Stansfield’s men claimed a richly-deserved promotion.

Yorkshire Amateur tightened their grip on a play-off place after a dominant 7-1 victory at Rossington Main.

Ashley Flynn netted four times in 35 minutes and the other goals came from Callum Charlton, Harrison Blakey andBrice Tiani.

A double from Conor Glavin meant Glasshoughton Welfare hung on to the last play-off spot after a 2-0 victory at FC Bolsover.

A brace from Liam Flanagan helped eighth-placed Selby Town claim a 3-2 victory at East Yorkshire Carnegie. Gary Collier got the other goal.

Nostell MW enjoyed a 5-0 victory at Winterton Rangers. Jack Owen scored a hat-trick and the other goals came from Adam Knight and James Greenhough. AFC Emley lost 2-0 at Brigg Town.

In the Premier Division, Pickering Town lost 2-1 at table-topping AFC Mansfield.

Ryan Blott gave Town an early lead but Connor Smythe and Oliver Fearon earned the victory for Mansfield.

Second-placed Pontefract Collieries defeated Harrogate Railway 2-0 thanks to strikes from Mark Whitehouse and Eli Hey.

Pontefract remain seven points behind Mansfield but with five games in hand. Collieries travel to Staveley MW on Wednesday night while AFC Mansfield play at Albion Sports.

Goals from Richard Collier and Samuel Jones saw seventh-placed Hemsworth MW win 2-0 at Liversedge, while Garforth Town went down 2-0 at home to Bottesford Town.

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Farsley Celtic made it back-to-back wins as a Nathan Cartman hat-trick fired the Celts to a 4-1 victory over Stalybridge Celtic in the Evo-Stik Permier Division.

Nathan Turner was also on the scoresheet, helping Farsley to do the league double over Stalybridge and keep Farsley’s play-off hopes intact.

Just after the half-hour mark Farsley deservedly took the lead, breaking through Luke Parkin who crossed for Cartman to flick home past Sykes-Kenworthy.

Just minutes later Farsley doubled their lead with Cartman getting his second, a lovely team move culminating in Paul Walker slipping in Cartman to fire home into the bottom corner.

Farsley started the second-half like they finished the first, and Walker was the provider once more as he found Turner to slot home just three minutes after the break.

Cartman sealed his hat-trick with 10 minutes remaining, as Cameron Murray broke the offside trap and unselfishly squared for Cartman to tap home for his fifth goal in two games, the forward hitting form just at the right time.

The hosts were able to finally get on the scoresheet in the third minute of added time, Oli Roberts crossing for Brice Pouamoun to tap home what was nothing more than a consolation.

Elsewhere, Ossett Albion held Division One North leaders South Shields to a 2-2 draw, however they will have been disappointed after leading 2-0 at the break. Thomas Corner and Adam Priestley scored in the space of a minute for Ossett, before Michael Richardson and Jon Shaw struck to ensure the Mariners took a point.

Ossett Town slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Mossley despite twice pulling level through Martin Pembleton and Ashley Jackson. Goals from Mason Duffy, Thomas Dean and Jack Tuohy were enough for the hosts to take all three points.

A Lewis Lacy brace saw Glossop North End defeat Brighouse Town 2-0, whilst Tadcaster Albion were held to a 0-0 draw by Colne.

In Division One South, a Jacob Hazel hat-trick and goals from Daniel Burns, Nicky Darker and Thomas Dugdale saw Frickley Athletic thrash Belper Town 6-0 on the road.