A LAST-MINUTE Josh Greening winner put Tadcaster Albion ten points clear at the top of the Northern Counties East League premier division heading into 2015.

The Brewers made a superb start at Bridlington Town on Saturday, with Liam Ormsby netting a free-kick on 14 minutes and Carl Stewart scoring from 15 yards two minutes later.

Benn Lewis pulled a goal back with a superb chip on 33 minutes and it looked like the leaders would have to settle for a point when Ashley Allanson equalised on 83 minutes, a long-range effort slipping through the hands of the otherwise excellent Peter Lawrie.

However, top scorer Greening’s 23rd goal of the campaign clinched Albion’s 18th victory in 22 matches.

In the only other top flight game to survive the wintry weather, Cleethorpes Town moved up to fifth place with a 6-0 home win over Armthorpe Welfare.

Among the games to be postponed was Pickering Town’s trip to Retford United.

The fixture has yet to be rescheduled.

In division one, Winterton Rangers beat Penistone Church 3-1 in the only match to go ahead.

Selby Town were due to host Lincoln Moorlands Railway and the game has been rearranged for Tuesday, February 17, while Knaresborough Town will travel to Worsbrough Bridge Athletic on Saturday, January 17 after their meeting was postponed.

Scarborough Athletic, beaten 3-0 at Darlington 1883 on Boxing Day, were thwarted by the weather yesterday as their trip to Clitheroe in Evo-Stik League division one north was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Nathan Cartman was the goal hero for Harrogate Railway Athletic as they toppled high-flying Station View visitors Salford City in division one north.

The striker’s 73rd minute strike against third-placed Salford moved Railway up to fifth in the table.

Richard Pell’s 88th minute goal earned Whitby Town a 1-0 home win over Blyth Spartans in the Evo-Stik League premier division.

Harrogate Town were pegged back to a 1-1 draw at Barrow in Conference North.

Louie Swain put the visitors ahead on 20 minutes, but the hosts levelled through Andy Cook with four minutes remaining.