Pontefract Collieries back to winning ways

Mark Whitehouse (left), who was on target for Pontefract Collieries against Yorkshire Amateur.
Mark Whitehouse (left), who was on target for Pontefract Collieries against Yorkshire Amateur.

Jordan Turner’s return from injury proved timely for Pontefract Collieries as they beat Yorkshire Amateur 3-0 in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League.

With top scorer Mikey Dunn out for three games through suspension, Turner made a big impact as he bagged two goals to see Colls back to winning ways.

Ponte remain fifth despite the success, but just four points covered the top five following last weekend’s matches.

Craig Parry’s men were given a flying start against the Ammas with Mark Whitehouse putting them ahead within six minutes.

Turner then took centre stage with two goals in five minutes early in the second half that allowed Collieries to ease to a vital win after they had failed to score in their previous two games and had only picked up one point from them.

This Saturday sees Pontefract hosting one of the teams above them, Knaresborough Town, at the Harratts Nissan Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

They are also in action next Tuesday away to bottom of the table Nostell MW (7.45pm).

Manager Parry is in the market for more players to bolster his squad, but Collieries have brought in former Athersley Rec goalkeeper Darren Shirt, who has gone straight into the side with Ben Saynor currently unavailable.

Shirt made his debut in a goalless draw with leaders Penistone Church and will compete for a regular place with Saynor.