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Pickering Town off the mark in Northern Counties East League premier division
9:56pm Sunday 19th August 2012 in Sport
A FLURRY of late goals sealed Pickering Town ’s first victory of the Northern Counties East League premier division campaign.
The Pikes beat hosts Arnold Town 4-0 to get off the mark at the third attempt, with former York City winger Liam Shepherd opening the scoring on ten minutes.
Steve Baxter added the second on 80 minutes and Liam Salt’s strike four minutes later secured the points. Michael McNaughton got a fourth two minutes from time.
Tadcaster Albion lost 5-1 at Brighouse Town despite taking the lead in the opening minute through Chris Kamara.
Tom Matthews bagged two first-half goals to put the home side on top and they added three more after the break through Danny Nadiole, Leon Henry and Sam Ackroyd.
Elsewhere, Scarborough Athletic were 3-1 home winners over Glasshoughton Welfare.
Selby Town scored three goals in a league match for the first time since last November – but it was not enough as they went down 5-3 at home to Louth Town.
Nick Brown gave the Robins a 15th-minute lead in the division one clash, but Louth led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Matt Kennedy and Carl Martin.
The Flaxley Road visitors added further goals from Jack Wightwick and Callum Hyland before Cohan Vause pulled a goal back for Selby .
Kennedy got his second before Selby’s Chris Jackson rounded off the scoring in the last minute.
Knaresborough Town lost 2-0 at Clipstone Welfare.
Goals from Chib Chilaka and Shane Killock earned Harrogate Town a 2-0 opening day win at Hinckley United in Blue Square Bet North.
Harrogate Railway Athletic kicked off their Evo-Stik League division one north campaign with a 4-1 home defeat by New Mills.
Colin Hunter levelled two minutes after the break, but Steven Moore’s first-half goal was improved upon by Michael Bowler, David Fitzpatrick and Moore’s second.