Football: Railway earn replay as Tadcaster Albion and Knaresborough win

Harrogate Town and Harrogate Railway forward Paul Beesley scored for Knaresborough
Harrogate Town and Harrogate Railway forward Paul Beesley scored for Knaresborough

A late Dan Thirkell penalty rescued an FA replay for Harrogate Railway as they drew 2-2 with West Auckland Town at Station View.

Railway had fallen a goal behind at the break before Town doubled their advantage.

Striker Jesus continued his fine scoring form to pull one back before the late drama left Thirkell a chance to earn a share of the spoils.

And the full-back confidently slotted home to secure a replay at Northern League side Town on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, Tadcaster Albion beat Maltby Main 2-0 in NCEL Premier, thanks to goals from Stuart Rice and Dan Barrett.

After the match, captain Nick Thompson tweeted: “Great to get that 3 points feeling on a Saturday back today. Good solid team performance and a bit of class from wee Ricey.”

In NCEL Divsion One, Knaresborough Town benefitted from Harrogate Town and Railway forward Paul Beesley’s selection as they beat Hallam 2-1.

Steve Bromley scored a penalty before Beesley made it two before half-time.

Ten man Hallam struck back in the second-half, but Brian Davey’s side held on and Beesley had a further effort disallowed.

West Yorkshire League:

Field 0-2 Bardsey

Hunslet Club 1-4 Wetherby Athletic

Otley Town 1-3 Boroughbridge

Ripon City 0-6 Leeds City