Football round-up: Carl Stewart inspires Tadcaster Albion to Pickering Town win

Nick Thompson scored against Pickering Town
Nick Thompson scored against Pickering Town

Tadcaster Albion made it 20 games unbeaten in the NCEL Premier as Carl Stewart’s double saw off rivals Pickering Town 4-0.

Tadcaster Albion made it 20 games unbeaten in the NCEL Premier as Carl Stewart’s double saw off rivals Pickering Town 4-0.

Stewart bagged the opener before captain Nick Thompson scored the second.

The in-form striker picked up his brace after half-time before James Coupland added the fourth late on.

The league leaders reached their halfway stage in the season on 47 points. They lie five points ahead of second-placed Thackley but the Dennyboys have four games in hand.

Favourites Brighouse Town, fifth, have seven games spare, and are 12 points behind.

Goalkeeper Leon Wrigglesworth tweeted: “Great team performance today 4-0 for @TadcasterAlbion. Back to back clean sheets. 20 league games unbeaten. #OneGameAtATime”

New director James Gore added: “Fantastic result and performance @TadcasterAlbion well done boys! Very impressive! #upthebrewers great away support from the Albion!”

Knaresborough Town climbed to tenth in Division One as Byron Littlefair scored twice in their 2-2 draw at Dronfield Town.

Town travel to Hemsworth Miners Welfare in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Ripon City and Boroughbridge shared an entertaining 3-3 draw at Mallorie Park in their second derby of the season.

Wetherby Athletic beat Garforth Rangers 1-0 in the Barkston Ash Cup.