Non league: Redford hits treble as Collieries make history in Vase

VANQUISHED IN THE VASE : Blaine Hobson wheels away to celebrate equalising for Knaresborough Town against North Shields but Boro suffered a 2-1 reverse.
VANQUISHED IN THE VASE : Blaine Hobson wheels away to celebrate equalising for Knaresborough Town against North Shields but Boro suffered a 2-1 reverse.
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PONTEFRACT COLLIERIES marched into the third round of the FA Vase for the first time in their history as Vaughan Redford’s hat-trick inspired a dramatic 4-2 success at Hall Road Rangers after extra-time.

Hall Road took a 17th-minute lead through Joshua Batty and looked destined for the last 32 when Christopher Spinks doubled their advantage 11 minutes before the break.

But Kane Recce put Ponte back in the tie nine minutes after the hour and Redford’s strike in the final minute sent the game into extra-time by way of a 2-2 draw.

Redford then put Collieries ahead for the first time in the 102nd minute before completing a brilliant 18-minute hat-trick with two minutes left of extra time.

Knaresborough Town, though, suffered late heartache in 2-1 loss at North Shields.

Gareth Bainbridge gave the hosts a 51st-minute lead and while Blaine Hobson equalised four minutes after the hour, Bainbridge then netted his second with ten minutes to go.

In the NCE League Premier Division, Pickering Town jumped above Ponte into second with a 2-1 success at home to Barton Town thanks to goals from Ryan Blott and Joe Danby.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare also moved sixth as strikes from Nash Connolly, Richard Collier and a James Rothel own goal ensured a 3-1 triumph at 17th-placed Thackley.

James Ngoe hit a late consolation for the hosts.

Garforth Town moved 11th as efforts from Lee Turner and Mark Simpson sunk ninth-placed visitors Bridlington Town for whom Jake Day was the solitary scorer.

Elsewhere, second-bottom Harrogate Railway moved to within one point of third-bottom Barton Town as Luke Stewart struck in the 33th minute to seal a 1-0 verdict at 14th-placed Albion Sports.

In Division One, second-placed Yorkshire Amateur obliged 3-1 at 16th-placed FC Bolsover thanks to goals from Harrison Blakey, Daniel Naidole and Luke Sharry.

Third-placed Eccleshill United also won 3-0 at second-bottom Retford United as a brace from Antony Brown was then followed by a Levi Maturine strike.

Selby Town moved fifth with a 4-0 triumph at fifth-bottom Swallownest as efforts from Joseph Dale and Charlie Clamp were followed by a Liam Flanagan double.

AFC Emley dropped to 11th after a 2-0 loss at Rossington Main who jumped to tenth but third-bottom Nostell Miners Welfare enjoyed a 2-1 success at bottom club Brigg Town.

Brigg led through Ryan Thompson but second-half turns from D’arcy Pugh and Khurram Shazad turned the game on its head.


TEN-MAN Guiseley were defeated in the last minute against visiting Bromley despite keeper Jonny Maxted saving two penalties, writes TOM FEAHENY.

The two saves were made early and late on in the match, but Iffy Allen was in the right place to score in the 94th minute to send Bromley sixth.

Fifth-bottom Guiseley endured a torrid start when Louis Dennis got into the area and was brought down by Ash Palmer who was sent off with just two minutes played. Maxted, though, made a fine save from Dennis’s penalty.

With a man advantage, Bromley’s Tashan Adeyinka saw a low drive deflected just wide while Tyrone Sterling forced a smart save from Maxted.

Guiseley’s Rowan Liburd almost got a shot on the half-volley on target with Bromley stopper David Gregory beaten.

Maxted, though, pulled off a simply world-class save when Joshua Rees was found in the area and on the volley fired towards the top right-hand corner. The keeper somehow got a hand on the ball and deflected it wide.

Bromley would also have good chances in the second-half with Luke Wanadio firing from 25 yards and seeing his effort just go over the crossbar.

The visitors then got another penalty with Rees taking but Maxted dived to his right and saved. Bromley, though, won it when Dominic Vose crossed for Allen who scored with a tap-in.

Guiseley manager Paul Cox said: “It is a result that is hard to take to be so near to a point and play with ten men for so long.

“We showed such a great desire it is such a shame we couldn’t get something from it.”

FC Halifax Town dropped to 16th after sharing a goalless draw with eighth-placed visitors Woking.

In National League North, second-placed Harrogate Town were felled 3-1 at Spennymoor Town who sit fourth. Town were 2-0 down by the time Andrew Nelson struck on 34 minutes and Spennymoor netted again just five minutes later through Robert Ramshaw.

Bradford Park Avenue moved seventh after Oli Johnson’s strike sealed a 1-0 win at bottom club North Ferriby United. Avenue’s Danny Boshell was sent off in the last minute. York City won 3-2 at 16th-placed Alfreton Town to sit sixth.

For the Minstermen, Aidan Connolly’s opener was followed by a Jon Parkin brace including a penalty.


FARSLEY CELTIC salvaged a point from a see-saw clash at Buxton as Adam Priestley bagged a last-minute leveller in a 3-3 draw.

Tenth-placed Buxton took a fourth-minute lead through Liam Hardy and while Ryan Watson equalsied with a 15th-minute spot kick, Hardy then bagged his second from the penalty spot eight minutes before the break. James Walshaw drew Farsley level for the second time with 20 minutes remaining and after Anthony Wilson again put Buxton ahead with ten minutes remaining, Priestley then had the final say to make it 3-3.

The draw leaves Farsley sixth.

In First Division North, Ossett Town closed in on the play-offs as a 3-1 win at home to 16th-placed Colne sent them seventh. Colne led after ten minutes through Oliver Crankshaw but a Danny South spot kick levelled matters before Town’s Liam Owen and Kai Hancock both struck in the second half.

Second-bottom Ossett Albion were felled 1-0 at Hyde United who went third after Phattharaphol Khamsuk’s decisive goal on the stroke of half-time.

Scarborough Athletic dropped a place behind Hyde after a 3-1 reverse at fifth-placed Prescot Cables. Third-bottom Brighouse Town savoured a 3-2 triumph at fifth-bottom Radcliffe Borough who led 2-0 at the break through a Carl Peers brace. But a Thomas Haigh double drew the game level before Rhys Jenkinson bagged an 82nd-minute winner.

Thomas Corner was another player at the double as Tadcaster Albion moved 11th with a 2-1 triumph at home to 15th-placed Clitheroe for whom a George West strike proved in vain. Bottom club Goole AFC lost 4-2 at Mossley despite scoring in the first minute through Carl Stewart.

In First Division South, Frickley Athletic beat sixth-placed visitors Corby Town to move fourth. Danny Frost’s first-half opener was followed by a second-half Jacob Hazel brace.