Knaresborough Town: Toby Wells; James Beaston, Eddie Cass, Sam Cook, Phil Milsom; Ewan Gregson (Rob Guilfoyle), Lewis Stephens (Jack Emmett), Ben Parkes, George Thewlis (Harry Lee), Brad Walker (Dom Creamer); Danny Edwards. Sub. (not used): Cole Wildin.

Handsworth: Dylan Parkin; Thomas Cropper, Michael Trench (Brandon Bagley), Sam Fewkes, Owen Haigh, Jonathan Williams, Alfie Dodsworth (Matthew Ord), Masai Arbouin (Mitch Carlton), Aaron Moxam, Mason Barlow (Henry Carne), Leon Howarth. Sub. (not used): Tom Crosby.

After two postponed matches, the first team returned to action with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Handsworth on Saturday.

Handsworth began strongly with Leon Howarth firing just wide and Toby Wells having to be alert, on his debut, to save from Alfie Dodsworth before Howarth, so often a thorn in past Knaresborough sides, curled another shot against a post.

Knaresborough then went ahead in the 16th minute in their first meaningful attack when a ball down the left looked to have been dealt with, but a back pass left the ball short and George Thewlis chased down to round Dylan Parkin and tapping home.

A few minutes later, Sam Cook headed a Ewan Gregson corner against the crossbar and saw the danger cleared before Lewis Stephens had a shot saved by Parkin.

It was into the second half before another real effort as a Brad Walker flick was saved and Thewlis hit over.

Another Walker effort was denied before the visitors levelled in the 55th minute when a cross from the right was turned past Wells by James Beaston as he tried to clear.

Eddie Cass fired over from close range and Jack Emmett’s effort was saved, but the best chance fell at the other end as Owen Haigh headed wide from very close range when left free.

That miss proved costly as Knaresborough regained the advantage in the 75th minute when Danny Edwards mishit his shot from the edge of the area, but the ball bobbled just as Parkin looked to gather it. The result was a loop over the keeper’s arms and in to the goal.

A massive scramble in the penalty area saw Knaresborough preserve the lead and Ben Parkes then headed over before Handsworth full back, Thomas Cropper brought down Dom Creamer and was sent off.

Jack Emmett fed the ball through for Edwards to run on and round Parkin for the third and the same pair combined to set Creamer away to make it four in the 89th minute.

Owen Haigh pulled on e back for Handsworth in the firth minute of time added, but the gloss could not be taken from a fine victory.

Full Time - Knaresborough Town 4 Handsworth 2

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