Non-League football: Brooksby the saviour as Lions book place in next round

Wayne Brooksby.
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Guiseley progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup after Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Droylsden.

Droylsden should have taken the lead in the seventh minute when Kevin Leadbetter worked his way into the area but he dragged his shot wide.

The Bloods were then handed an even bigger chance after they were awarded a penalty when Jake Lawlor was adjudged to have fouled Fernando Moke but Steve Drench went the right way to deny Ciaran Kilheeney.

Guiseley then took the lead just before the break when Wayne Brooksby produced a darting run and cool finish.

The start of the second half saw Moke cause the Guiseley defence problems with two tricky runs but on both occasions his efforts were easily saved.

And Guiseley came close to doubling their lead when Adam Boyes’ deflected effort from just inside the penalty area nearly wrong-footed the home side’s goalkeeper Russ Saunders with 15 minutes to play.

Droylsden almost levelled when Shaun Mylar was found in the area but his attempted effort on the half-volley went narrowly wide late on.

Then, in added time, Moke produced a long-range effort that went narrowly wide.

Lions manager Mark Bower said: “They gave us a good game and how it ended 1-0 is a bit of a mystery. The main thing with this potential banana skin and with cup competitions is that we are through to the next round.”

The draw for the third qualifying round takes place this morning and Bradford Park Avenue remain in the hat after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with visiting AFC Fylde. Avenue must now negotiate tomorrow night’s replay.

Avenue twice came from behind on Saturday with Fylde drawing first blood through an early Brad Barnes tap in.

Avenue replied eight minutes before the break when Chib Chilaka acrobatically lobbed Fylde keeper Ben Hinchliffe but Fylde regained their lead in the 72nd minute when Michael Barnes tapped in. Richard Marshall forced a replay when heading home from a Joe Colbeck corner.

North Ferriby United are also through after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Cleethorpes Town, achieved through a Lawrence Heward own goal and a Nathan Jarman strike.

Sheffield drew 0-0 at Warrington Town and face a replay tomorrow but the dream is over for Harrogate Town who lost 2-1 at home to Stockport County. Goals from Richie Baker and Kristian Dennis had County 2-0 up before Jake Speight pulled a goal back for the hosts 18 minutes from time.

Farlsey AFC also crashed out through a 4-1 loss sat Gainsborough Trinity who led 4-0 by the time Lewis Nightingale netted for the visitors. Harrogate Railway lost 3-2 at Colwyn Bay despite netting through Nathan Cartman and Lamin Colley while Scarborough Athletic were felled 1-0 at Curzon Ashton.


TADCASTER ALBION moved top of the NCE Premier with a 3-0 success at home to Liversedge.

Josh Greening gave the Brewers a 29th-minute lead which was extended by George Bissett three minutes before the interval. Callum Ward bagged the home side’s third goal six minutes after the hour.

Former leaders Worksop Town were held 1-1 at fourth-placed Heanor Town and Shaw Lane Aquaforce now sit second after a 2-1 win at Albion Sports.

But at the bottom of the table, Nostell Miners Welfare are still seeking their first win after a 2-0 loss at ninth-placed Bridlington Town. Alex Knaggs and Tom Chippendale bagged for Brid’.

Third-bottom Glasshoughton Welfare enjoyed a 2-1 triumph at home to Armthorpe Welfare.

An early Kyle Sambrook strike and Andy Walkden own goal set Welfare up for victory.

Pickering Town moved 12th with a 3-2 verdict at fifth-placed Handsworth Parramore.

Sam Calvert gave Pickering a fourth-minute lead but goals from Luke Fletcher and Sam Smith put the hosts in front. Lewis Taylor and Joe Danby restored the Pikes advantage.

Honours were even at sixth-bottom Thackley who drew 1-1 with eighth-placed Garforth Town.

Delroy White put Thackley ahead before Nick Black equalised.

Division One leaders AFC Emley marched on with a 1-0 win at home to Penistone Church achieved through an Alex Hallam strike.

Clipstone – second on goal difference with two games in hand – beat visiting Knaresborough Town 2-0.

Eccleshill United sit fourth after a 4-2 win at Teversal achieved through goals from Viktor Balis, James Voissey, Adam McCabe and a Matt Burrus penalty.

Ponterfract Collieries dropped to fifth after losing 2-1 at a Yorkshire Amateur side who are up to 13th.

Joel Hughes struck a last-minute winner for Ammers who led through Mark Hill before Mark Whitehouse equalised.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare are eighth after a 2-2 draw at Louth Town whose Carl Martin equalised in the last minute.

Goals from Robert Crapper and Nash Connolly had Hemsworth set for victory.

Elsewhere, Selby Town slipped to 14th after a 4-0 home reverse to ninth-placed Shirebrook town.


DANNY South helped himself to a rapid hat-trick as Frickley Athletic enjoyed a brave 4-2 success at home to Ramsbottom United in the Evo-Stik Premier.

Sixth-placed Ramsbottom raced into a 2-0 lead at the interval through Jon Robinson’s penalty and Nelson Mota’s strike.

But South, pictured above, then netted a fabulous 24 minute-hat-trick which sandwiched a John Cyris strike which put the hosts 3-2 up.

Whitby Town celebrated a 1-0 win at Matlock Town as Dale Hopson netted while Brighouse Town thumped visiting Prescot Cables 6-3 in First Division North. Two of Prescot’s goals came at the death with Brighouse already 6-1 up.

Prescot actually took an eighth-minute lad through Sam Corlett but efforts from Shaquille Clarke-Adams and Thomas Matthews had the hosts leading 2-1 at half-time. Ernest Boafo then made it 3-1 before a quick Ryan Hall brace was followed by a Daniel Naidole strike.

Ossett Albion were denied victory by Jack Hindle’s 82nd-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Radcliffe Borough. David Brown had given Albion a 54th-minute lead.

Ossett Town lost 2-0 at home to Darlington 1883 whose Amar Purewal and Graeme Armstrong netted after 29 and 30 minutes respectively.

In First Division South, Goole AFC lost 2-0 at Newcastle Town.

Grimsby Town manager Marcus Bignot shouts instructions during his time as Grimsby Town manager. Picture: Getty Images

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