PICKERING Town have returned to the top of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division, despite only picking up a point in a 1-1 home draw with Hall Road Rangers.

The Pikes had taken a 46th-minute lead through Daniel Gray but Rangers were rewarded for their determination when Christopher Spinks popped up in injury time to grab a dramatic equaliser.

The point was good enough because Pontefract Collieries, who took the lead, lost 2-1 at home to Handsworth Parramore.

Harrogate Railway Athletic, who are next to bottom, went down 3-0 at third-placed Maltby Main.

Selby Town moved up to fourth in Division One, leapfrogging Campion, who they beat 2-0 on their travels, with Joseph Dale and Brett Lucas scoring in the second period.

Leaders Knaresborough Town dropped points for only the third time this season as visitors Hallam twice came from behind after conceding goals by Brad Walker to claim a 2-2 draw.

A Mitchell Dunne penalty and a late Gregg Anderson own goal ensured the spoils were shared.

Ten-man Harrogate Town lead the Vanarama National League North table by two points after a 2-1 win at Alfreton Town.

The leaders made it seven away wins on the bounce as Joe Leesley converted a penalty three minutes in, and Jack Emmett, who had won the spot-kick, made it 2-0 four minutes later.

The Reds responded through Tom Allan’s header after 35 minutes, but couldn’t complete their comeback, even though Leesley was shown a second yellow card three minutes after half-time.

Scarborough Athletic moved to within four points of joint leaders South Shields and Bamber Bridge in Evo-Stik League Division One North after defeating fourth-from-bottom Colne 2-0 at the Flamingo Land Stadium via goals from Nathan Curtis and Jimmy Beadle.