Football round-up: Tad Albion draw as Railway and Gate earn wins

NAWN 1310266AM4 Tadcaster Albion V Staveley. (1310266AM4)
NAWN 1310266AM4 Tadcaster Albion V Staveley. (1310266AM4)

Tadcaster Albion maintained their position at the NCEL Premier peak despite failing to beat mid-table Barton Town Old Boys away on Saturday.

Paul Marshall’s men fell behind after seven minutes before strikes from prolific striker Carl Stewart and captain Nick Thompson pulled them ahead before the break.

But the Old Boys responded in the second half with a 60th minute leveller to draw the match 2-2.

Albion play at Glasshoughton Welfare in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

In-form pair Steve Bromley and Nathan Cartman were again on target as Billy Miller’s Harrogate Railway beat Ossett Albion 2-0 in Evo-Stik Northern First Division North.

Cartman opened the scoring with a cushioned header at the Warehouse Systems Stadium before Bromley fired home from close range.

Railway moved up to eighth ahead of Monday night’s County Cup clash against Conference side FC Halifax Town at Station View on Monday night.

Two second-half penalties cost Knaresborough Town as they slipped to 11th in NCEL Division One with a 2-1 defeat at Grimsby Borough.

Colin Heath scored for Boro after 55 minutes but the home side’s Kyle Bensley brought his side ahead with two spotkicks.

Ripon City knocked West Yorkshire League rivals Bardsey out of the County Cup with a 3-2 extra time success at Mallorie Park.

Boroughbridge set up an enticing third round tie against City after thrashing Vendus Yeadon Celtic 6-2 at Aldborough Road.

Wetherby Athletic also made it through winning 4-1 away at Salts.