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Eccleshill hand out a football lesson to Pontefract
The Eagles are flying again after regaining second spot in Northern Counties East League Division One with a 2-0 win at Pontefract Collieries.
It was not just a return to winning ways for Lee Duxbury’s men, following a home defeat to leaders Shaw Lane Aquaforce in their last game, it was also a return to the flowing football that has been Eccleshill’s stock in trade since the former Bantams midfielder took over in the close season.
Ponte were on the back foot from early on as Eccleshill started well. A number of chances went begging but goals either side of the break saw the Eagles take all three points.
Dougie Stevenson was on target just before the interval and Adam McCabe doubled their lead just four minutes into the second half.
Eccleshill moved back up to second at the expense of Bottesford Town as they were held to a home draw by struggling Rossington Main.
Leaders Shaw Lane won again, keeping the gap between them and Eccleshill to five points – although the Eagles have one game in hand.