Football: Harrogate Town hopes fade, Tadcaster Albion win, Railway and Knaresborough lose

Ashley Worsfold’s second half effort rescued a point but Harrogate Town’s play-off ambitions faded against Leamington on Saturday

Leamington took the lead in the opening period through James Mace before Worsfold levelled with 23 minutes left to play.

Town now have not won in their last five league matches, and their hopes of a top five finish have been left in tatters.

The Yellow and Blacks have fallen to eighth in Skrill North, eight points adrift of the play-off zone with only four matches to play.

Simon Weaver’s side also lost the West Riding County Cup final 1-0 to minnows Eccleshill United on Wednesday night.

Facing a minor miracle to be one of the end of season promotion contenders, Town’s attention will now focus on Tuesday night’s Yorkshire derby at Guiseley.

Guiseley lost 3-2 away to Hednesford Town on Saturday, while fellow hopefuls Brackley Town drew 0-0 to Stockport County.

Boston United currently occupy fifth place, after thrashing Stalybridge Celtic 4-1.

Meanwhile, Harrogate Railway suffered a 3-1 loss to Kendal Town in Evo Stik First Division North.

Kendal raced into a two-goal lead before goal machine Nathan Cartman’s penalty halved the home side’s lead.

However, Kendal secured the three points late on to leave Railway 15th.

Meanwhile, Tadcaster Albion kept their NCEL Premir title challenge alive after beating Staveley Miners Welfare 4-2 away.

But Albion’s fierce rivals for top spot, Brighouse Town, also secured three points after beating Long Eaton United 4-0.

Tad moved onto a club record 91 points, but they trail Brig by one point having played a game more.

Knaresborough Town’s’ nine match winning streak came to an end at AFC Emley with a 2-0 loss.

Brian Davey will now prep his side for their League Cup semi-final at Long Eaton on Wednesday night.

In West Yorkshire Premier, Jack Emmett’s late winner brought Wetherby Athletic just one point off survival after they battled to a 3-2 victory at Shelley.

Bardsey were unable to wrap up the title after losing 1-0 to Beeston St Anthony’s.

Only Field can catch Lee Barraclough’s men in the table, but they were held 2-2 by Boroughbridge.

Ripon City lost 1-0 at Brighouse Old Boys.