Tadcaster Albion’s 24-match unbeaten run ends in 1-0 home defeat by Albion Sports

Gazette & Herald: Tadcaster Albion’s Will Pepper goes close against Albion Sports Tadcaster Albion’s Will Pepper goes close against Albion Sports

TADCASTER Albion were knocked off the top of the Northern Counties East League premier division as their 24-match unbeaten run came to an end.

The Brewers were beaten 1-0 at home by third-placed Albion Sports, allowing Barton Town Old Boys to move to the summit on goal difference.

Liam Ormsby’s 58th minute goal was the match-winner, condemning the Ings Lane hosts to their first league defeat since Brighouse beat them 3-1 on August 13.

Pickering Town bounced back from their first defeat in five matches as two late goals earned them a 5-3 victory at Garforth Town.

The Pikes dominated the opening exchanges and Tony Hackworth put them in front on six minutes.

Curtly Martin-Wyatt quickly levelled for the home side, but Pickering forged ahead again with a penalty from Hackworth after Ged Dalton was felled by the ’keeper on 22 minutes.

Two Garforth goals in two minutes – from Tim Robertson and Josh Greenhalgh on 24 and 25 minutes – turned the game on its head and the home side led 3-2 at the break.

Pickering pulled level in controversial circumstances in the 64th minute when Jimmy Beadle rolled a free-kick into the net with Garforth claiming they were not ready for the set-piece.

A deflected Josh Greening goal on 88 minutes put the Pikes in front again and they added a fifth through Sam Calvert in stoppage time.

Selby Town lost 4-2 at Hall Road Rangers – only the Robins’ second defeat in 12 division one matches.

The visitors got off to a flying start with a goal from former Doncaster Rovers striker Jason Price on 17 minutes.

Rangers hit back to lead 3-1 at the break thanks to a 22nd- minute equaliser from Corey Mortimer and two strikes by Chris Adams.

Tom Owen pulled a goal back for Selby with 20 minutes to go, but Adams’ hat-trick goal added to the hosts’ tally.

Knaresborough Town’s game at Pontefract Collieries was postponed.

Harrogate Town dropped to eighth in Conference North after a 1-0 defeat at struggling Worcester City. Ebby Nelson-Addy bagged the winner on 11 minutes.

In Evo-Stik League division one north, Harrogate Railway Athletic went down 2-0 at Warrington Town.

Ciaran Kilheeney and Christopher Gahgan scored in the second half.

Scarborough Athletic suffered their fourth home defeat in division one south, losing 3-1 to Loughborough Dynamo.

Gary Bradshaw put the home side in front on 25 minutes, but Nathan Watson levelled eight minutes later and second-half goals from Luke Smithson and Kris Nurse settled it.

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