Super-sub Jamie is the Frickley hero, but Parkgate lose


Striker Jamie Wootton was the hero for Frickley Athletic as they rescued a last-minute point against Marine on Saturday.

The teenager, who missed the game against Kendal after he was involved in a car accident, stabbed in Frickley’s equaliser in the dying moments after being introduced as a 75th-minute substitute.

Earlier, Gavin Allott had missed a penalty after being fouled, and Marine responded in first-half stoppage time when Will Jones struck from 15 yards.

Marine doubled their lead after 74 minutes when Will Jones scored from the spot,

Frickley had hope when Jimmy Ghaichem headed in Luke Jeffs’ free-kick, and it was left to super-sub Wootton to rescue a draw when he struck from close range from Ghaichem’s corner.

A bumper crowd at Green Lane couldn’t inspire Parkgate, meanwhile, as they lost 4-2 to promotion chasing Scarborough Athletic.

Athletic opened the scoring after just ten minutes through Peter Davidson.

Parkgate hit back through a Sam Smith penalty, after Tom Roebuck was fouled, but a moment of madness from goalkeeper Rob Poulter almost gifted the visitors the lead.

Poulter came out of his area to concede a throw, which was taken quickly - but somehow, Ryan Blott headed wide of an open goal.

Goals from Jimmy Beadle and Brian Hughes, from the penalty spot, gave Scarborough a 3-1 half-time lead.

In the second, Smith’s second penalty rattled the crossbar, but Jamie Smith did make it 3-2 after 76 minutes.

A comeback wasn’t to be, however, as Beadle wrapped up the points with his second of the game, left unmarked in the area in the 89th minute of the game.