Football round-up: Knaresborough Town and Harrogate Railway play out thrillers as Greening rescues win for Tadcaster Albion

Josh Greening, right, scored Tadcaster Albion's winner at Retford United (Photo: Ian Parker)
Josh Greening, right, scored Tadcaster Albion's winner at Retford United (Photo: Ian Parker)
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Three late goals salvaged some positives for Harrogate Railway in falling to a fifth league defeat in a row at Warringto Town 6-3.

Railway battled back from a 5-0 deficit in the second half with three goals after young keeper Tom Goodwin saved a spot-kick.

Debutant Tom Owen scored twice off the substitutes’ bench, while midfielder Charlie Clamp added a third consolation goal in the closing stages.

Warrington’s Nathan Burke stopped any thoughts of a heroic comeback in injury time to put the game to bed for the high-flying hosts.

Railway are now without a point in Evo-Stik First Division North since beating Mossley 2-0 on September 7.

Ashforth’s men are now 19th in the table, only one point and one place above the relegation zone after 11 games.

Harry Brown in action for Harrogate Railway (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Harry Brown in action for Harrogate Railway (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Meanwhile, Josh Greeninig fired Tadcaster Albion to a dramatic win at ten-man Retford United 1-0.

Albion had been frustrated by the hosts for the majority of the fixture with a number of good chances going begging.

Retford were reduced to ten men shortly into the second half due to a professional foul on Greening as he raced through on goal.

Andy Milne went close with a header from the resulting free-kick, but like most of Albion’s attacks, he saw his effort miss the target.

Knaresborough Town's hat-trick hero George Eustance. (1509264AM2)

Knaresborough Town's hat-trick hero George Eustance. (1509264AM2)

However, in the dying moments, Greening popped up with the winner to keep his side top of the Northern Counties East League.

Elsewhere, George Eustance fired in a hat-trick to send Knaresborough Town to victory in an eight-goal thriller against Eccleshill United at Manse Lane.

After Blaine Hobson put Boro ahead, the Reds trailed at half-time with two goals in the space of five minutes.

Eustance fired home an equaliser two minutes after the break before Graham Whitehead restored the lead shortly after.

Eustance added two more to complete his hat-trick and wrap up the three points in the second half, before Eccleshill grabbed the eighth goal of the game late on.

In the West Yorkshire Premier Division, Wetherby Athletic thumped Shelley 9-0 with John Maloney bagging his first hat-trick since joining the club.

Will Peers and Jonny Hadley also scored braced for the Tangerines in their biggest win so far under boss Mark Forster.