NCE League: Six-hit Collieries keep noses in front of Pickering on league ladder

Vaughan Redford. PIC: Allan McKenzie/YWNG
Vaughan Redford. PIC: Allan McKenzie/YWNG
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Pontefract Collieries hit hosts Parkgate for six on Saturday to stay third on the Premier ladder on goals differene.

Colls led 2-1 at half-time. Vaughan Redford opened the scoring after only two minutes, but Parkgate levelled within a minute only for Kane Reece to restore the one-goal advantage before half-time.

Kane Reece. PIC: Allan McKenzie/YWNG

Kane Reece. PIC: Allan McKenzie/YWNG

Pontefract pulled away with further goals from Aaron Moxam, Redford and Michael Dunn before Parkgate bagged a consolation second goal after 80 minutes. Moxam completed his brace with goal no6 bang on the final whistle.

Luke Stewart bagged a first-half brace to give Harrogate Railway Athletic a 2-1 advantage at Bottesford Town, but the home side turned things around after the break to win 3-2.

In their Yorkshire derby, Hemsworth MW led twice with goals from Bradley Dockerty and Adam Hayton (from the penalty spot), but visiting fourth-placed Pickering Town had more in the tank and edged Welfare out with second-half goals from Joe Danby, Francis Belt and Matthew Turnbull.

Mark Simpson and Daniel Coupland were on target for Garforth Town in a 2-2 draw at Rainworth MW, where all the goals came in the first half.

Liversedge got the nap hand over hosts AFC Mansfield, winning 5-1. Joseph Walton opened the scoring and restored the lead after Oliver Fearon had equalised. Second-half strikes from Brandon Kane, Jacob Buchanan and Rhys Davies killed off further resistance.

A Luke Robinson goal 12 minutes from time was enough to give Thackley victory over visitors Albion Sports.

In Division One, AFC Emley were beaten 2-1 at Grimsby Borough, Knaresborough Town were held to a 1-1 draw by visitors Winterton Rangers, and two second-half goals from Adam Shaw gave Yorkshire Amateur a 2-1 victory at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.