Pickering Town surge into top six slot

Pickering Towm V Heaor Town. Jamie Patterson in action. pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5377276)

Pickering Towm V Heaor Town. Ged Dalton tries a shot. pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5377278)

Pickering Towm V Heaor Town. Sam Calvert tries to win the ball. pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5377283)

Pickering Towm V Heaor Town. Sam Calvert in action. pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5377288)

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FREE-SCORING Pickering Town rounded off their home campaign in the Northern Counties East League premier division with a 3-0 victory over Heanor Town.

The Mill Lane victory enabled the Pikes to leapfrog above their beaten visitors into sixth place in the table with two games remaining.

Tony Hackworth opened the scoring from the penalty spot on the half hour after Sam Calvert had been felled by the Heanor keeper.

Robert Hawkes drove forward an unleashed a powerful shot to double the lead on 48 minutes and Lewis Taylor netted the third from long range on 65 minutes.

Tadcaster Albion stay second in the table after a 4-2 victory at Staveley Miners Welfare.

Stuart Rice put the Brewers in front on three minutes, bu Matthew Hassett levelled for Welfare.

Danny Critchlow restored Albion's advantage but, in a see-saw match, Josh Scully again conjured a leveller.

Matthew Sparks' 40th-minute header from a corner ensured Tadcaster went into the break with a lead and Calum Ward secured the points with a goal six minutes after the restart.

Selby Town tumbled to a 3-1 home defeat by Hemsworth Miners Welfare in division one.

The Flaxley Road visitors led 2-0 at half-time after goals from Nicholas Guest, on 27 minutes, and Robert Crapper, three minutes later.

Tom Reid pulled a goal back for the Robins on 48 minutes, but Nash Connolly edged Hemsworth further ahead on 54 minutes.

Knaresborough Town lost 2-0 at Emley, whose scorers were Michael Tunnacliffe and Reuben Jerome.

Ashley Worsfold's 66th minute goal salvaged a point for Harrogate Town in their Conference North clash with Leamington at Wetherby Road. The home side had fallen behind in the first half.

Harrogate Railway Athletic crashed 3-1 at Kendal Town in Evo-Stik League division one north.

Nathan Cartman netted Railway's goal from the penalty spot on 64 minutes after Michael Rushton had scored twice in 12 first-half minutes for Kendal.

Warren Beattie rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot with eight minutes remaining,

In division one south, Scarborough Athletic drew 1-1 at home to Leek Town, with Matty Plummer's 69th-minute own goal being cancelled out by Grant Ryan's 82nd-minute strike.

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