Football: Harrogate Town and Railway held, Tadcaster Albion hit five

Adam Nowakowski opened the scoring for Town
Adam Nowakowski opened the scoring for Town

Brackley Town’s second-half equaliser denied Harrogate Town a chance to climb back into the Skrill North top five as the play-off hopefuls shared a 2-2 draw at St. James Park.

Adam Nowakowski opened the scoring for Simon Weaver’s travelling side after just 90 second when the midfielder lashed into the top corner from 30 yards.

The fourth-placed hosts equalised on nine minutes when former Aston Villa frontman Stefan Moore headed in from the penalty spot.

Substitute Dom Rowe, on for the injured Dan Clayton, put Town back ahead shortly after the half hour mark.

But Brackley found a second equaliser eight minutes into the second when Craig MacGillivray’s mistake presented Brett Solkhon a chance ten yards out.

The draw dropped Town down to eighth in Skrill North, ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Frank Sinclair’s Colwyn Bay.

Meanwhile, Harrogate Railway were held by second bottom Radcliffe Borough 2-2 at Station View.

Nathan Cartman put Rail’ ahead before Borough levelled.

Fatlum Ibrahimi grabbed the hosts second, but the lowly visitors hit back again to nick a point.

Railway lie 13th in Evo-Stik First Division North.

Table topping Tadcaster Albion smashed five past lowly NCEL Premier outfit Nostell Miners Welfare.

Strikers Calum Ward and Danny Critchlow both bagged braces, while captain Nick Thompson also found the net.

Paul Marshall’s men sit six points on top of the pile, with their rivals playing catch-up.