Collieries lose high-scoring clash

Aaron Moxam scored Pontefract's fourth goal three minutes from time in Saturday's 6-4 home defeat against Staveley Miners Welfare in the NCEL Premier Division.
Aaron Moxam scored Pontefract's fourth goal three minutes from time in Saturday's 6-4 home defeat against Staveley Miners Welfare in the NCEL Premier Division.

Pontefract Collieries lost 6-4 at home to NCEL Premier Division rivals Staverley Miners Welfare on Saturday after trailing 5-1 at half-time.

Liam Schofield scored Pontefract’s solitary first-half goal.

Staveley’s Courtney Hastings scored two goals - the first from the penalty spot - and Adam Scott, Kieran Watson and Jamie Brown also found the net as the visitors built a commanding lead.

Sam Cable grabbed two goals and Aaron Moxam was also on target as Collieries staged a spirited second-half fightback but they had left themselves with too much to do and Staveley sealed victory with Watson’s second in the 81st minute.

Collieries visit Athersley Recreation on Saturday.