Barford plays big role in Hall Road win, while Armthorpe draw at Skegness

Toolstation NCEL Division One Round-Up (3)

Hall Road goalkeeper Jody Barford

Goalkeeper Jody Barford was at the centre of everything as Hall Road Rangers climbed to the lofty heights of sixth by beating Swallownest 2-0 at Haworth Park. 

Barford was involved in both goals and even saved a late penalty to hold onto his clean sheet.

The goalkeeper’s long punt downfield downfield set the 49th minute opener up. That was superbly knocked on by the head of Moyo Ajibade.

Dave Harrison peeled away to the right of the box and clinically fired home with his first touch.

The second goal was almost a replica of the first. Barford sent the ball forward and Nathan Walker headed it down. The ball hit Harrison and and Walker reacted quickly by finishing with a low effort into the left-hand bottom corner. 

Barford then rounded off a fine performance by saving Tyler Bradley’s penalty.

A depleted Armthorpe Welfare picked up an impressive point from the 2-2 draw at Skegness Town.

But Mick Carmody may have been disappointed as Armthorpe led 2-0 at one stage and Skegness needed a last minute goal to claim a draw.

After a goal-less first half, the second half saw Welfare carry on where they left off in the first and just four minutes after the restart they took the lead. Harry Brown sent Luke Williams racing clear and he was brought down by goalkeeper James Lambley inside the box as he pushed the ball past him with the referee immediately pointing to the spot. Steve Garner stepped up to blast the ball into the roof of the net to notch his first Welfare goal in over four years.

Five minutes later Williams was again sent clear, this time by Chris Bilton, and he took the ball just inside the box before seeing his low angled shot parried by Lambley but Tom Foltyn-Brown was on hand to stab the ball into the empty net for a debut goal to double Welfare’s lead.

Josh Nichol brought Skegness back into it and Gary King scrambled the ball home in the dying seconds to deny Armthorpe.

North Ferriby eased past Parkgate in a 3-0 success. Louis Kirk and Danny Emerton scored before half-time. New signing Josh Street wrapped the victory up with 15 minutes to go.

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