South sends Ossett Albion through

Danny South (left) got two goals for Ossett Albion

Ossett Albion are currently the only Yorkshire Evo Stik Division One North side guaranteed a place in the next round of the Emirates FA Cup. Albion eased to a comfortable 3-0 victory over North West Counties outfit Maine Road in their Preliminary Round tie. Albion started positively and took the lead in the 22nd minute.  read more→

Red card is turning point for Tad

Colne celebrate Ben Hoskin's goal which broke Tadcaster's resistence

Jordan Armstrong’s red card was the turning point in Tadcaster Albion’s 5-2 defeat to Colne in the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round tie. Armstrong was dismissed for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity after handling Danny Boyle’s goal-bound strike close to half-time. Boyle converted the spot kick to level the scores at 2-2. From there it  read more→

Douglas penalty save secures point

Hall Road goalkeeper Jordan Douglas saved Glasshoughton striker Danny Cawley's late penalty. Picture: Lee Myers Photography

Jordan Douglas’ late penalty save from Danny Cawley ensured Hall Road Rangers preserved a 1-1 draw with Glasshoughton Welfare at Leeds Road. A 59th minute Danny Walker strike put Rangers in front, but Welfare got back on level terms 12 minutes later when an Andy Harrison own goal levelled the scores in the Toolstation NCEL Division  read more→

Mixed day for clubs in FA Cup action

A number of clubs suffered unexpected defeats

It was a day for the underdogs in the Emirates FA Cup after some of the big guns were knocked out. Highly-fancied sides such as Tadcaster Albion, Handsworth Parramore, Shaw Lane Aquaforce and Ossett Town fell to defeats in their Preliminary Round ties. Barton Town Old Boys, AFC Emley and Pontefract Collieries have also exited  read more→

Rail facing difficult FA Cup test

Tough week: Harrogate Railway manager Lee Ashforth. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Lee Ashforth is under no-illusions how hard Harrogate Railway’s Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round tie is tomorrow. After a difficult week at Station View, Evo Stik Division One North title contenders Spennymoor Town are the visitors to Harrogate. Blyth Spartans is the prize for the winners, but Ashforth is not getting ahead of himself. “The  read more→

Defence is pushing Scarborough on

Bryan Hughes (right) and Paul Foot (left) believe their defence is looking good at Scarborough

Bryan Hughes believes Scarborough Athletic’s rear guard is making a real difference. The Seadogs are flying high at the top of the Evo Stik Division One North table after four wins and four clean sheets. Their latest victory was the 6-0 hammering of Harrogate Railway on Monday night. Asked if the experience of their defenders  read more→

Stansfield to make changes after loss

Knaresborough Town manager Paul Stansfield

Paul Stansfield is ringing the changes for Knaresborough Town’s Toolstation NCEL Division One clash with Yorkshire Amateur at Manse Lane tomorrow. Stansfield was unhappy with his side’s performance in the 1-0 defeat to Hall Road Rangers in midweek which ended a run of three straight victories. He said: “We said we would put Tuesday night  read more→

Pontefract down to the bare bones

Pontefract joint boss Duncan Bray says his side are down to the bare bones for the Emirates FA Cup clash at Runcorn tomorrow

Pontefract Collieries have a few selection problems ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round tie at North West Counties giants Runcorn Linnets, admits Duncan Bray. Several players are unable to make the journey over Cheshire to play for the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side. It means Pontefract are going to have to field a  read more→

Weaver lures Platt back to Harrogate

Harrogate boss Simon Weaver has signed Tom Platt on loan

Simon Weaver has brought York City midfielder Tom Platt back to Harrogate Town. Popular Platt is rejoining Vanarama National League North outfit Harrogate for a three-month loan spell from the League Two outfit. It is his fourth loan spell at the CNG Stadium after spending time with the club during the memorable 2012-13 season. Platt  read more→

Aquaforce ready for FA Cup debut

A number of clubs suffered unexpected defeats

Shaw Lane Aquaforce will break further new ground tomorrow afternoon with their debut in the Emirates FA Cup. The Evo Stik Division One South side visit North West Counties outfit Alsager Town to compete in the competition for the first ever time since their formation. Speaking ahead of the historic Preliminary Round tie, Craig Elliott  read more→