Knaresborough Town: Tommy Brown; Elliott Owen, Gregg Anderson, Sam Cook, Phil Milsom; Ewan Gregson, Ben Parkes, Max Barnard, Brad Walker, Jack Emmett (Harry Lee (Colin Heath)); Danny Edwards (Aaron White). Subs. (not used): Cole Wildin, Jake Morrison.

Thackley: Luke Wilson; Mark Everingham, Ben Bodle, Harry Parsons, Liam Hudson, George Green (Adam Terrelonge-Jones), Ben Ellison-Tope (Aiden Chippendale), Joe Mitchell, Josi Bradshaw (Tom Greaves), Ben Grech-Brooksbank (Jenson Lambert), Finn Donovan. Sub. (not used): Mark Bower.

Following four wins in a row, the side went down 0-2 at home to Thackley, the last side to defeat them exactly four weeks earlier.

A Josi Bradshaw flick was saved by Tommy Brown early on before Max Barnard, on his debut had a cross cum shot which flew wide of the far post.

Danny Edwards then had a weak header saved easily by Luke Wilson after Phil Milsom’s effort was blocked in front of goal and set up Edwards.

Milsom then had a great run into the Thackley area but hit his shot straight at Wilson.

Against the wind and the run of play, Thackley then went ahead in the 39th minute when Ben Grech-Brooksbank broke the offside line and ran through to hammer a shot past Brown for the opener.

The half drew to a close after Gregg Anderson headed narrowly wide from a corner.

Ben Parkes had a shot deflected wide after the break and Finn Donovan suffered a similar fate at the other end.

It was Donovan who made it 2-0 after 63 minutes following the game’s most controversial moment. The referee chose to award a free kick after Sam Cook intercepted a through ball and the ball rolled harmlessly across the penalty area where Tommy Brown picked it up, only to be penalised for picking up what the referee deemed to be a back pass.

Thackley set up as if to shoot at goal following a short pass, but played the ball cleverly across goal when Donovan hammered home.

Thackley were then comfortable in ensuring they kept a clean sheet and despite Ewan Gregson having a shot saved and a late Milsom effort flying just wide, Knaresborough rarely gave the impression that they were going to take anything from the match.

Full Time - Knaresborough Town 0 Thackley AFC 2