16/17 Season Review: November

November was another busy month featuring six matches as we looked to continue our good form, particularly at Nethermoor. 

The month started with a West Riding County Cup match as we played host to Albion Sports, Stephen Smith and Erico De-Sousa scored the goals for the Lions. Albion came from behind to equalise twice though to send the tie to penalties. Dan Atkinson saved the last spot kick to ensure the Lions progressed to the next round having scored all five penalties.

The first league match of November was also at home as Torquay United made the long trip North. The Gulls could not have got off to a worse start as they found themselves 2-0 down within the first nineteen minutes with strikes from Jake Cassidy and Jordan Preston proving to be enough to seal the all important three points. Cassidy also saw his penalty saved by Torquay stopper Brendan Moore.

A trip to Dover followed and despite going in level at the break two quickfire goals in the first four minutes of the second half from Ricky Miller and Moses Emmanuel saw our poor away form continue.

A midweek journey across to the North West followed as Barrow were our next opponents. Jonny Maxted was stranded in the floods that had struck near his home the day before so Dan Atkinson started in goal. He couldn’t stop the hosts from scoring three goals through Jordan Williams and a Byron Harrison double with his second coming from the penalty spot.

We were back to winning ways when Boreham Wood visited Nethermoor, Rob Atkinson scored after 47 minutes and it was soon 2-0 when Will Hatfield struck three minutes later. Kenny Davies pulled one back for the Wood Army but Jake Cassidy’s goal 10 minutes from time ensured the points remained in West Yorkshire.

A short Tuesday night trip to York followed as the Lions looked to pull away from one of our relegation rivals. Callum Rzonca’s excellent goal after 59 minutes looked to have been enough for the win but Jake Cassidy equalised five minutes from time which sealed another hard earned point on the road.

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