Parkgate eye second place

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THE STEELMEN cemented their bid for a second place finish with a 6-0 win at Nostell Miners Welfare.

After three games in the previous week , there were concerns over tired legs but Parkgate showed no signs of slowing as they stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches.

Daniel Cardwell opened the scoring after six minutes, skipping past three defenders and drilling into the bottom corner.

Parkgate found themselves under pressure before doubling the lead on 26 minutes when a corner was headed around the box until it fell to Ashley Worsfold who nodded down.

The Steelmen surged on and were soon three goals in front as Chris Wood won the ball in the middle of the park and sent a delightful ball through to Nathan Swindells who curled a shot in from 30 yards.

Welfare refused to lay down and pushed for a way back in for the remainder of the half.

James Eyles sent a testing corner across the face of the goal while Grant Allott stopped a point blank shot from the same player on the stroke of half time.

Nostell continued to push after the break with Parkgate keeper Aaron Chapman producing several fine saves to keep his clean sheet.

But Parkgate went on to dominate the last 25 minutes after extending their lead when Cardwell found Danny Major who tapped in.

Swindells capitalised on confusion in the Nostell defence to run clear and square to Wood for an easy finish while Swindells grabbed a late second after running clear.

Parkgate host Bridlington Town and Hall Road Rangers on Saturday (3pm) and Tuesday (7.45pm) respectively.