Magic of Daniels has Town on Cup march

Tom Craddock
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HARROGATE Town BOOKED their place in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with Saturday’s 1-0 success at Workington.

Brendan Daniels hammered home a 30-yard free-kick late on to see off the Evo-Stik Northern League Premier side in a game of few clear cut chances for both sides.

The win at Workington also saw the return of midfielder Andy Gascoigne, who was an unused substitute.

The former Goole AFC player has spent seven months on the sidelines after suffering a double leg break against Chorley in February.

Town sit fourth in National League North and return to action on Saturday at sixth-bottom Gloucester City.

Third-bottom Bradford Park Avenue also moved into the next round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Consett.

Late goals from Chib Chilaka and Richard Marshall gave Avenue a thrilling victory. Avenue return to action next Saturday at home to fifth-bottom Brackley Town.

In National League, Guiseley gained all three points after beating Braintree Town 1-0 away from Nethermoor Park thanks to a late Tom Craddock strike.

This was yet another long journey for Guiseley’s players and fans but unlike the last times when the side could only leave with draws against Torquay United and Dover Athletic, on this occasion they went one better.

Braintree had the first significant opportunity of the match when Michael Cheek was found in the area but the striker’s header hit the outside of the post and went out of play.

Guiseley then created their best chance of the first 45 minutes with winger Wayne Brooksby hitting the post after cutting into the area.

Braintree were denied their best chance of the second half when Guiseley keeper Steven Drench denied Akinola with a fingertip save.

But the introduction of Guiseley striker Craddock proved to be an inspired choice as the former Portsmouth and Oxford City man was found at the back post and was able to get the ball over the line.

Guiseley now sit 13th and return to action on Friday night at home to 12th-placed Lincoln City for a game televised live on BT Sport.

Manager Mark Bower said: “I’m really pleased to see the side get the win. It was a long journey for us but we have left with the three points and now we move on to our TV game against Lincoln.”

FC Halifax Town were floored 2-0 at Welling United for whom Steve Kabba struck twice in two minutes.

The Shaymen return to action next Saturday at home to Cheltenham Town.


OSSETT ALBION held off a late rally from visiting Harrogate Railway to record a 2-1 home victory in First Division North.

Connor Bower gave Albion a fifth-minute lead which was doubled by Eddy Birch’s strike 11 minutes after the interval.

Vincent Dhesi set up a grandstand finish with his effort for Rail’ with eight munutes remaining but the hosts held on for all three points.

Ossett Town had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home to Mossley who led after 11 minutes through Michael Thomas.

Ross Armstrong levelled 23 minutes later but after just three more minutes Thomas Dean put the visitors back ahead. But Nathan Curtis then scored what would prove the last goal of the game with his 51st-minute penalty to ensure a share of the spoils.

Farsley Celtic’s miserable start to the season continued with a 2-0 loss at Prescot Cables. Joe Herbert gave the hosts an 18th-minute lead which was doubled by Lloyd Dean just six minutes later.

But Goole AFC enjoyed a decent afternoon in First Division South with a 2-0 success at home to Daventry Town. Jamie Coulson set the tone for victory with his strike after 23 minutes which was added to by Bobby Johnson’s effort seven minutes after the hour.

Whitby Town were also 4-2 winners at home to Ilkeston FC in the Premier Division. Lindokuhle Ndlovu gave Ilkeston a fifth-minute lead but Michael Roberts levelled for the hosts just six minutes later.

David McTiernan then put Whitby ahead on the stroke of half-time and the floodgates opened after the break with Roberts going on to complete his hat-trick. That put Whitby out of sight with Jack Blake’s 77th-minute effort proving only an away consolation.

Action in the EvoStik resumes tonight with Brighouse Town at home to Prescot Cables and Harrogate Railway at home to Glossop North End.


TADCASTER Albion were knocked off top spot as a 4-3 loss at Barton Town Old Boys condemned the Brewers to their second loss of the season.

Nick Black put Albion ahead inside the first minute but a Bradley Ricketts brace plus a Gareth Owen strike had the hosts 3-1 up six minutes before the break. Patrick Miller pulled a goal back two minutes before half-time and Jimmy Beadle’s 63rd-minute spot kick gave Albion further hope but the tie was settled by Scott Phillips’ effort 11 minutes from time.

Worksop Town are top of the Premier after a 3-1 success at Bridlington Town in which a late Joel Sutton strike proved only a home consolation.

Garforth Town sit seventh after a 1-1 draw at Handsworth Parramore in which Luke Mangham’s strike for the Miners was cancelled out by Colin Marrison 11 minutes later.

Pontefract Collieries enjoyed a 2-1 success at Pickering Town who led after 15 minutes through Ged Dalton. Liam Radford levelled six minutes later before Thomas Dugdale bagged a winner on the stroke of half-time.

Thackley also won on their travels through a 2-1 verdict at Maltby Main, achieved through goals from Joe Brown and Thomas Dugdale.

But an early Sam Pashley strike failed to save Nostell Miners Welfare from a 2-1 loss at home to Athersley Recreation while Liversedge lost 2-1 against visiting Brigg Town despite leading on the stroke of half-time through Brandon Kane.

In Division One, AFC Emley walloped visitors Winterton Rangers 10-1 with Ashley Flynn bagging a five timer. Kieran Ryan added a brace with Paul Spicer and Jordon Corduri also netting.

A Thomas Rose double gave Yorkshire Amateur a 2-1 triumph at Hallam while away goals from Jack Steele and Lee Swift saw Hemsworth Miners Welfare to a 2-2 draw at Shirebrook Town. Toby Lees and Graham Whitehead were on target as Knaresborough Town beat visiting Hull United 2-1 while a Ryan Smith double and Kingsley Wetherald strike gave Glasshoughton Welfare a 2-2 draw at home to Penistone Church. Eccleshill United and visiting Selby Town shared a 2-2 draw.