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Knaresborough Town 1st Team - Match centre

Knaresborough Town
Hemsworth Miners Welfare
L Stewart (37'), W Lenehan (45'), A Baker (66')
Full time
N Connolly (54'), A Knight (79')
Sat 6 Apr 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Premier Division Attendance 230

Knaresborough defeat Hemsworth in entertaining match at Manse Lane


Knaresborough Town (2) 3 Hemsworth Miners’ Welfare (0) 2

Team: Sam Lee; Simon Parkes, Will Lenehan, Gregg Anderson, Sam Cook; Adam Baker (Ben Cohen), Conor Donoghue, Brad Walker, Dan Thirkell, Rob Worrall; Luke Stewart (Steve Bromley). Sub. (not used): Dom Wilson.

Knaresborough Town won a tight game against Hemsworth Miners’ Welfare at Manse Lane on Saturday in a match which ebbed and flowed from one side to the other and remained tight until the final whistle.
The visitors began the brighter and Nash Connolly broke free of the defence only to shoot wide early on.
Brad Walker hit wide for Knaresborough from distance and Conor Donoghue had a rare effort just wide, but Hemsworth came close to opening the scoring when Harry Viggars headed wide from a free kick wide on the right wing.
Walker then fed a pass through for Luke Stewart to sprint clear of the back line and fire low under the advancing Jordan Greaves in the Hemsworth goal in the 37th minute.
On the 45th minute, Knaresborough won a corner on the left wing and Will Lenehan was left unmarked as he rose to head home Rob Worrall’s kick to make it 2-0 at the break.
Connolly gave Hemsworth reward for their endeavours when he drove home at the near post when given too much room on the right of the penalty area in the 54th minute.
Walker was wide soon afterwards as Knaresborough overcame the pressure briefly and it was from a quick break along the left that the decisive third goal arrived. Walker broke free and selflessly squared inside to the unmarked Baker who slammed home in the 66th minute.
Stephen Wakefield headed over for the visitors and then Baker had a shot saved by Greaves before volleying wide from a Gregg Anderson header.
In the 79th minute, substitute, Adam Knight, crossed from the right only to see the effort evade Sam Lee and end up in the far side of the net to make the later part of the game a nervous one for the home following.
Lee had two low saves to make to deny an equaliser to both Sidney Santos and Sean Ripley and watched another Knight shot fly over the top as Knaresborough held out for the spoils.

On Tuesday evening (April 9th), the first team take on Maltby Main at Manse Lane (7.45 p.m. kick off) and on Wednesday evening the reserves visit Sherburn White Rose in the West Yorkshire League (Kick off 7.30 p.m.).
On Saturday, the first team is again at home to Harrogate Railway Athletic in the final home match of the season for the first team (3.00 p.m. kick off), while the reserves travel to Headingley in the West Yorkshire League (Kick off 2.30 p.m.).
Next Tuesday (April 16th) the reserves are at home to Wyke Wanderers (Kick off 7.30 p.m.).

Knaresborough Town 3:2 Hemsworth Miners Welfare - Toolstation NCEL Premier Division - 06-04-2019 - Attd 230
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Key moments

Goal Luke Stewart scores for Knaresborough Town
Goal Will Lenehan scores for Knaresborough Town
Goal Nash Connolly scores for Hemsworth Miners Welfare
Goal Adam Baker scores for Knaresborough Town
Goal Adam Knight scores for Hemsworth Miners Welfare


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79:00 Goal 3 - 2
Adam Knight scores for Hemsworth Miners Welfare
66:00 Goal 3 - 1
Adam Baker scores for Knaresborough Town
54:00 Goal 2 - 1
Nash Connolly scores for Hemsworth Miners Welfare
45:00 Goal 2 - 0
Will Lenehan scores for Knaresborough Town
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 1 - 0
Luke Stewart scores for Knaresborough Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Knaresborough Town
  • Hemsworth Miners Welfare
  • 0
  • Luke Stewart Goal 37:00'
  • Will Lenehan Goal 45:00'
  • Nash Connolly Goal 54:00'
  • Adam Baker Goal 66:00'
  • Adam Knight Goal 79:00'

Team selection

Lee, Samuel Lee, Samuel
Parkes, Simon Parkes, Simon
Anderson, Gregg Anderson, Gregg
Worrall, Rob Worrall, Rob
Lenehan, Will Lenehan, Will
Cook, Sam Cook, Sam
Baker, Adam Baker, Adam
Thirkell, Dan Thirkell, Dan
Walker, Brad Walker, Brad
Stewart, Luke Stewart, Luke
Donaghue, Conor Donaghue, Conor
Hemsworth Miners Welfare
  • 1. Nash Connolly
  • 2. Adam Knight
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League round up

Other Premier Division results

Bottesford Town
Penistone Church
Hall Road Rangers
Maltby Main
Staveley Miners Welfare
Bridlington Town


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Staveley Miners Welfare 38 67
8. Handsworth Parramore 38 63
9. Knaresborough Town 38 60
10. Eccleshill United 38 53
11. Barton Town 38 52
12. Bottesford Town 38 52
13. Liversedge 38 48

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