Moxam goal in vain for Ponte Colls

Aaron Moxam.
Aaron Moxam.

Pontefract Collieries’ two-match winning run came to an end when they lost out narrowly at Bridlington Town in the Premier Division of the Toolstation NCE League on Tuesday night.

Top scorer Aaron Moxam was on target again for the fourth game running and Ponte were level at half-time before eventually going down 2-1.

Moxam’s goal came on 41 minutes after Ombeni Ruhanduka’s 31st minute opener for Brid, who went on to win it with Benn Lewis’s effort 17 minutes from time.

The result lifted them up to sixth while Colls are in 14th.

Colls were disappointed their first round West Riding County Cup tie at Liversedge was postponed on Saturday due to the lack of match officials.

The West Riding County FA have apologised to both clubs after confusion over the date of the tie and it unusually being played on a Saturday led to a break down in communication between them and the teams when the original match officials withdrew from the fixture and a new team were not appointed.

Andrew Wadsworth, acting CEO of West Riding County FA said: “As a county FA, we accept that a great deal of responsibility for this incident rests with us and apologise to all involved.

“This is our premier cup competition, with a prestige final at Bradford City’s Coral Windows Stadium. We take the competition incredibly seriously and are disappointed with the accumulation of events that resulted in this situation at the weekend.

“We will learn from this experience and procedures will be put in place to ensure that such an incident doesn’t recur. It is now our duty to ensure that the clubs are accommodated in finding a suitable date to play the tie.”

Colls are in action tomorrow night (Friday) away to Nostell MW (kick-off 7.30pm). They also go to Winterton Rangers for a second round League Cup tie next Tuesday (7.45pm).