PICKERING Town's failure to hang on to a 2-0 lead at home to Bridlington Town has led to them dropping to fourth in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League premier division table.

Player-coach Ryan Blott capitalised on a great through ball to give the Pikes the lead in the 13th minute, and Blott was also involved in their second goal after 44 minutes.

Brad Freer found him, and Blott's pass gave Daniel Gray to chance to slide the ball into an open goal.

However, Town, who were able to give Ryan Cooper some game-time after injury but lost Russ Parker injured, were pegged back by a Jake Day brace after 67 and 74 minutes in front of the second-best attendance of the day in the division – 178.

The Pikes have been overtaken by AFC Mansfield,who won 5-1 at Athersley Recreation.

Meanwhile, Pickering Town have announced that both Callum Terrell and defender Sam Denton have left the club, with Terrell definitely bound for Barton Town, and Denton expected to join him.

The goals theme was continued by Harrogate Railway Athletic, who looked on course for only their second away win of the season when they led 4-3 late on at Garforth Town after scoring two goals in three minutes.

However, the hosts earned a point with an 85th-minute effort from Lee Turner after Lincoln Adams (34 minutes), Shane Hamilton (58) and Elliott Williams (82) had netted for the Rail, who were also helped by an 80th-minute own goal.

Athletic remain 20th, while Garforth Town stay 14th.

Selby Town are up to fifth in division one after a 2-0 victory at 11th-placed Winterton Rangers, courtesy of Ryan Woodhead (8) and Liam Flanagan (55), while Knaresborough Town continue to lead the way.

They triumphed 2-0 at home to AFC Emley after efforts from Dom Wilson (25) and Dan Thirkell (80), the latter from the penalty spot.

Harrogate Town are into the first-round proper of the Buildbase FA Vase after a 3-2 victory over Darlington at Bishop Auckland.

The game, played on Friday night, looked destined for a replay until Joe Leesley converted a 90th-minute penalty.

There were no goals in the first half, with Reece Styche (50 and 82) bagging a brace for Darlo, the first from the spot, and Leesley (55) and on-loan Bradford City defender Lachlan Barr (59), on his debut, replying.