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Knaresborough Town 1st Team - Match centre

Knaresborough Town
Athersley Recreation
B Walker (44'), G Kidd (78'), L Hunter (84')
Full time
A Salmons (57')
Tue 18 Sep 19:45 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Premier Division Attendance 141

Knaresborough record hard fought win over Athersley


Knaresborough Town (1) 3 Athersley Recreation (0) 1

Team: Liam Corbett; Matt Donnelly, Gregg Anderson, Will Lenehan, Greg Kidd; Adam Baker (Lawrance Hunter), Ben Parkes, Brad Walker, Rob Worrall (Sam Cook), Josh Garbutt (Ben Cohen); Nick Black. Subs.(not used): Steve Bromley, Jimmy Carlton.

Knaresborough Town were pushed hard, and had to hit two late goals to seal the points from Tuesday’s match with Athersley Recreation at Manse Lane.
Jack Briscoe shot over from close range for Athersley after Lee Garside headed down a cross from the right, but soon afterwards, Nick Black fired over for Knaresborough.
A curling shot from Josh Garbutt was pushed wide by Daniel Morton, but the visitors pressed and a Jamie Moxon shot was deflected wide and an Adam White effort flew over.
Against the run of play. It was Knaresborough who went ahead in the 44th minute when Will Lenehan and Nick Black both headed on a free kick and Brad Walker nipped in to sneak the ball inside the near post.
Early in the second half, Garside had a shot blocked and then saved by Liam Corbett and when the ball broke quickly, Adam Baker, on his Knaresborough debut, fired just wide of the far post.
Athersley levelled in the 57th minute when a corner from the right swung, and then stalled, in the wind and evaded everyone to settle in the net.
The goal seemed to galvanise the home side and, after pushing hard, they went back into the lead when Greg Kidd shot home from Ben Cohen’s centre from the left side in the 78th minute.
Six minutes later, Black beat a defender on the right wing, fed inside to Walker who ran through and squared to Lawrance Hunter who had the easy task of notching his first goal for the club only two minutes after entering the field as substitute.
Another substitute, Athersley’s Kieran Scargill, was then sent off for treading on Ben Parkes, only three minutes after he had joined the game, and his dismissal made the home task of seeing out the game a little easier and Knaresborough duly held out for the points.

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Key moments

Goal Brad Walker scores for Knaresborough Town
Goal Aidan Salmons scores for Athersley Recreation
Goal Greg Kidd scores for Knaresborough Town
Goal Lawrance Hunter scores for Knaresborough Town


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84:00 Goal 3 - 1
Lawrance Hunter scores for Knaresborough Town
78:00 Goal 2 - 1
Greg Kidd scores for Knaresborough Town
57:00 Goal 1 - 1
Aidan Salmons scores for Athersley Recreation
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 1 - 0
Brad Walker scores for Knaresborough Town
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As it happened

  • Knaresborough Town
  • Athersley Recreation
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  • Brad Walker Goal 44:00'
  • Aidan Salmons Goal 57:00'
  • Greg Kidd Goal 78:00'
  • Lawrance Hunter Goal 84:00'

Team selection

Corbett, Liam Corbett, Liam
Donnelly, Matt Donnelly, Matt
Anderson, Gregg Anderson, Gregg
Garbutt, Josh Garbutt, Josh
Lenehan, Will Lenehan, Will
Kidd, Greg Kidd, Greg
Baker, Adam Baker, Adam
Parkes, Ben Parkes, Ben
Black, Nick Black, Nick
Walker, Brad Walker, Brad
Worrall, Rob Worrall, Rob
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Athersley Recreation
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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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