PICKERING Town are fifth in the Northern Counties East League premier division following a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Staveley Miners Welfare.

Playing in front of a crowd of 98 at Mill Lane, Paul Marshall's men took a 1-0 advantage into the break thanks to Ryan Blott's 34-minute opener.

Curtis Morley pulled the visitors level 12 minutes from time before Callum Terrell netted an 88th-minute winner for the Pikes. Lewis Taylor had earlier seen his spot-kick saved by the Staveley keeper.

In division one, Tom Hesketh's second-half penalty was enough to give Knaresborough Town a 1-0 victory over Ollerton, while Selby Town crashed out of the FA Vase at the first qualifying round stage after a 7-1 home thrashing to Charnock Richard. Brett Lucas was the hosts' goalscorer.

Also in the Vase, Harrogate Railway Athletic triumphed in a 6-4 thriller at Darlington Railway Athletic – Sidney Santos, Elliott Williams, Albert Ibrahimi, Adam Carter, Mendes Dionisio and Jordan Hendrie on target for the away side.

Harrogate Town returned to the top of the National League North thanks to a 5-1 win over AFC Telford at New Bucks Head, while Michael Coulson's goal earned Scarborough Athletic a 1-0 victory at Brighouse Town in Evo-Stik League division one north.