Football round-up: Harrogate Railway and Tadcaster Albion lose, Knaresborough Town draw

Harrogate Railway midfielder Harry Brown (Photo: Caught Light Photography)
Harrogate Railway midfielder Harry Brown (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Harrogate Railway conceded a lead as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at AFC Mansfield in their opening game of the NCEL Premier.

After a goalless first half, Mansfield missed an opportunity to take the lead from a penalty as Jake Lofthouse saved - his second penalty save in as many matches.

Steve Bromley then gave relegated Railway the lead with a thunderbolt of a free-kick on 58 minutes.

But the lead last a matter of minutes as Mansfield substitute scored Mansfield's second penalty of the game, after a foul by Alex Low.

Mansfield, promoted from Division One last season, then found a winner late on as Lynton Karkach finished off a brisk counter attack.

Tadcater Albion started life in the Evo-Stik Leagues with a 2-0 loss at former Conference outfit Hyde United.

Hyde got off to a flying start on their 3G pitch when Phil Dean scored a screamer from 25 yards on four minutes.

The one goal lead remained until half time but Taddy conceded a crucial second four minutes into the second half through Chris Amadi's towering header.

Meanwhile, Knaresborough Town conceded a late goal as the points were shared 2-2 at home to ten man Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

Brad Kerr gave Worsborough a half-time advantage but Boro captain Will Lenehan cancelled it out in the second half.

Debutant Tom Wollard put Boro ahead soon after Worsborough were reduced to ten through Mark Wilson's straight red card.

Boro looked on course to gain three points but Matthew Pinder's late header levelled the scores.