Ponte Colls enjoy away day success

Spot on: Brenton Leister.
Spot on: Brenton Leister.

Pontefract Collieries climbed up to seventh place in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League following a fine 3-1 away win at Clipstone on Saturday.

Clipstone started the game above Ponte in the table, but following on from hitting five goals in their midweek match at Yorkshire Amateur the visitors were in good form again going forward.

They went ahead when midfielder Brenton Leister put away a penalty on 32 minutes.

Clipstone replied through Gavin King and it was 1-1 at half-time, but Colls came up with two goals in six minutes midway through the second half to ensure they would be coming home with the points.

Fit again winger Andy Catton struck on 62 minutes then six minutes later Tom Agus was on target for the second successive game.

The result made it four games unbeaten for Ponte and lifted them up the table to within eight points of third-placed Bottesford Town who have played a game more.

Colls, who were due to host Hallam last night, are at home on Saturday when they take on traditionally tricky opponents Teversal, who are three points behind them in the table (kick-off 3pm).

Pontefract have added Philip Lindley to their squad with the player signing from neighbours Hemsworth Town this week.