Knaresborough Town: Toby Wells; Brett Smith, Eddie Cass, Sam Cook, Phil Milsom (Harry Lee); Ewan Gregson (Jack Dyche), George Thewlis (Gregg Anderson), Ben Parkes, Lewis Stephens (Jack Emmett), Brad Walker (Dom Creamer); Danny Edwards. Subs. (not used): Cole Wildin, Colin Heath.

Bottesford Town: Jordan Quibell; Rinalds Jurkstis, Mason Chaffer, Eddie Rogerson, Josh Fawcett, Jack Griffin, Luke Ayris, Josh Eccles (Lewis Wisdom-Lockwood), Dan Walker (Blake Gregory), Josh Fraiwald, Charlie Dunkerley. Sub. (not used): Graeme Anderson.

Having seen their long unbeaten run come to an end seven days previously, the team laboured for long periods from the start of Saturday’s defeat by Bottesford and only began to string a game together in the final quarter of the match and were then unable to break down a determined visiting outfit.

Luke Ayris was wide for Bottesford in the very first minute, but Sam Cook then headed wide at the other end from one of a number of Ewan Gregson corner kicks.

Ben Parkes forced Jordan Quibell to tip over his shot sum cross before Toby Wells was called into action to deny Dan Walker’s free kick.

Brad Walker then broke clear for Knaresborough, but Quibell saved and then kept out Lewis Stephens’ follow up.

Knaresborough then surrendered possession in the centre of the field and the referee played a fine advantage to allow Josh Fraiwald to run free and fire a shot inside the far post to open the scoring in the 36th minute.

The home side were frustrated for the remainder of the half and long range efforts were way off the target on several occasions.

The first good move of the game saw Ben Parkes fire just over from a Danny Edwards pass, but as frustrations grew, Walker headed over at the other end from and Ayris cross.

Having made several substitutions, Knaresborough did manage to string some better moves and Quibell saved from Jack Dyche, who had entered for his debut.

Edwards was then wide following Dom Creamer’s run and centre and Dyche was just wide as he stepped beyond the defence.

Knaresborough continued to press for an equaliser and Creamer’s cross was missed by everyone, Dyche had another effort saved and Parkes had a ‘goal’ ruled out for offside before three players failed to convert another Creamer cross.

The best opening was, however, at the other end as Ayris broke free and brought a fine save from Wells who kept the score to one as his team-mates failed to grab what would have been a deserved leveller.

Full Time - Knaresborough Town 0 Bottesford Town 1