Mile­stone strike proves not enough

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - Football sport - EVO-STIK:

Brad­ford Park Av­enue in­curred only their sec­ond home league de­feat of the sea­son, drop­ping to fourth place.

It all looked to be go­ing well against un­beaten lead­ers North­wich Vic­to­ria as Ai­den Sa­vory gave Av­enue a 24thminute lead.

How­ever, Michael Roddy equalised 10 min­utes into the sec­ond half and af­ter Av­enue’s Rob O’Brien had a penalty saved, Wayne Ri­ley scored the vis­i­tors’ 82nd-minute win­ner.

North Fer­riby United also lost 2-1 af­ter tak­ing an early lead against vis­i­tors Hed­nes­ford with Gary Brad­shaw’s 200th goal for the club.

Hed­nes­ford hit back with two headed goals be­fore half-time.

Whitby Town are still chas­ing their first home win af­ter a 1-1 draw with Mat­lock Town. Sam Hodg­son took just four min­utes to head Whitby in front, but Chris Bet­tney’s 32nd minute free-kick res­cued a point for eighth-placed Mat­lock.

Sec­ond-from-bot­tom Stocks­bridge Park Steels went down to Ben Mills’s 66th-minute goal at Nantwich Town where Steels’ Mark Ward and Town’s Alek Solovjovs were sent off.

Frick­ley Ath­letic held six­th­placed vis­i­tors Rushall Olympic to a goal­less draw.

Gar­forth Town scored six with­out re­ply against War­ring­ton Town in First Divi­sion North.

Lawrence Hunter and Adam Pri­est­ley grabbed a brace of goals each and also on the mark were Chris Howarth, who opened the scor­ing just be­fore half-time, and Paul Walker, who de­liv­ered the last goal with five min­utes left.

Fars­ley, who had two play­ers sent off, in­curred a 2-1 de­feat at Clitheroe where they had to wait un­til the 90th minute for David Stead’s con­so­la­tion goal.

Har­ro­gate Rail­way shocked sec­ond-placed Lan­caster City by win­ning 3-2. Dan Thirkell and Paul Beesley had Rail­way steam­ing into a two-goal lead. The vis­i­tors hit back to draw level but Liam Gray’s late break­away goal gave Rail­way the points.

Kevin Sanasy scored twice in Os­sett Town’s 2-2 draw at Sal­ford City, his sec­ond com­ing from the penalty spot.

Joe Shaw’s goal just af­ter half­time for Traf­ford sen­tenced Os­sett Al­bion to their ninth de­feat in 10 league games.

Bran­don Kane took just two min­utes to put Wake­field in front but Lee Rick equalised with a late penalty for vis­i­tors Moss­ley.

Sh­effield suf­fered their first home de­feat in First Divi­sion South, go­ing down 3-1 to Ilke­ston af­ter Matt Var­ley was dis­missed in the first half. Jamie Had­field opened the scor­ing for Sh­effield with a 42nd-minute header but the vis­i­tors pre­vailed.

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