Super sub Ackroyd gets winner as Parkgate win epic battle with Campion

Toolstation NCEL Division One Round-Up

Parkgate striker Sam Ackroyd

Super substitute Sam Ackroyd scored the last minute winner as Parkgate staged an epic comeback to beat high-flying Campion 5-4.

There’s now been 38 goals in only six games at Roundwood this season.

Andy Dawson’s men were losing 4-2 with 30 minutes to go until fighting back to steal the points. It is the second time this season when ‘Gate have fought back from an ‘impossible position’ having done the same to Selby Town in a 4-3 victory.

Parkgate took the lead on 15 minutes when good link up play inside the Campion box by forwards Jamie Austin and Freddy Tracey saw Austin back heel the ball into Traceys path and he calmly finished off the foot of the post to make it 1-0.

On 23 minutes Campion levelled the game when a deflection landed in the path of Sean Hunter who slotted home.

It was 2-1 to the visitors on 27 minutes when a good cross by the left full back found the tall striker Joe Jagger who smashed the ball past keeper Zac Walker.

A well worked move landed to Hunter again in the box who made it 3-1 to Campion just before half time.

In form Zak Khalifa who home from eight yards out to reduce the deficit eaglet in the second half, but just two minutes later though Campion again went down the field and managed to make it 4-2 with an Aidan Kirby goal.

That’s when the comeback started. Ex-Handsworth man Austin chased down the keeper and managed to round the stranded keeper to calmly finish from what looked like an impossible angle outside the box next to the byline to make it 4-3.

The hosts looked full of confidence now and on 80 mins when a cross was cleared up in the air Tim Whittaker lashed a first time volley from 25 yards which the keeper spilled and it was Austin who reacted quickest to level the game at 4-4.

The most unbelievable end to the game came on 89 minutes when Parkgate was pressing and a cross from Khalifa found Ackroyd at the back post and yet again the striker scored for the third time in a row after coming on as a sub to win it.

Joe Dungworth hit a second half equaliser for Worsbrough Bridge in the 1-1 draw with Glasshoughton Welfare. Mark Ferguson broke the deadlock for Welfare.

Nostell Miners Welfare lost 2-0 at Retford FC.

East Hull were beaten 4-0 by Dronfield Town at home.

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