Late goal denies Ponte Colls last day win

Liam Radford.
Liam Radford.

Pontefract Collieries finished in ninth place in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League after drawing their final game of the season away at Dronfield Town.

Colls were only three points off a top five finish, but their campaign drifted once it became clear they could not force their way into one of the top two spots needed for promotion. Cleethorpes Town ended as champions with big spending Shaw Lane Aquaforce runners-up.

In their last match, Ponte looked to be heading for all three points when Liam Radford put them ahead on 63 minutes, but they were denied when Lewis Naylor netted an equaliser seven minutes from time.