Late goal sinks out of form Ponte Colls

Mark Whitehouse.
Mark Whitehouse.

Pontefract Collieries saw a point disappear when a last minute goal condemned them to a sixth successive defeat in the Toolstation NCE Premier Division.

It looked like Colls had earned a draw when Brad Kerr put away an 89th minute penalty, but Alex Rippon then scored an injury-time winner to clinch a 2-1 success for home side Handsworth Parramore.

Gareth Griffiths had earlier put Handsworth ahead in the 11th minute.

Ponte also ended disappointed in midweek as they lost 5-2 at home to Maltby Main.

Mark Whitehouse gave them a great start with the opening goal only seven minutes in, but Cameron Rigby replied and Ryan Carroll fired Maltby in front before the break.

Rigby’s second made it 3-1 before Liam Schofield gave Colls a lifeline with a 72nd minute effort. But late goals by Carroll, who completed his hat-trick, took the game away from Craig Parry’s men.

Pontefract have dropped to just four points above the relegation zone ahead of their scheduled home game against high flyers Tadcaster Albion tonight.

They face a key game away to bottom of the table Liversedge this Saturday and travel to Armthorpe Welfare next Tuesday.