NPL Division One East Round-Up
Super-sub Lewis Taylor held his nerve to score a late penalty in the 2-1 success at Frickley Athletic to secure Pickering Town their first win of the season.
The victory was also Pickering’s first away from home in the league for over two years.
Taylor came on in the 60th minute and he supplied the assist for captain Wayne Brooksby to break the deadlock 13 minutes later.
However, the lead only lasted a few minutes as Brad Wells equalised.
But the Pikes were not to denied and Taylor grabbed all three points for Steve Roberts’ side.
Injury and suspension-hit leaders Liversedge picked up an outstanding point at North East giants Hebburn Town after drawing 1-1 despite playing with ten men for a lot of it.
‘Sedge stunned the home side by taking the lead from the penalty on the half-hour,
Midfielder Ben Atkinson sent the home goalkeeper the wrong way.
But Jonathan Rimmington’s men’s position was put in jeopardy when captain Jack Stockdill was shown a straight red card.
Then on the stroke of half-time, Jack Donaghy levelled the game.
‘Sedge had to dig deep and goalkeeper Jordan Porter had to be at the top of his game but they managed to ride it and claim their point.
Ossett United’s good run of form was halted by FA Cup heroes Cleethorpes Town who won 3-1 at Ingfield.
Brody Robertson (2) and Alex Flett had blown Ossett away by the 34th minute.
James Walshaw netted in the last minute for Ossett.
In the FA Trophy, Yorkshire Amateur won 4-2 on penalties at Pontefract Collieries after Adam Priestley had equalised in the last minute for the Ammers.
Eli Hey’s fifth minute was the difference until Priestley struck.
Brighouse Town lost 2-0 at Widnes.