Handsworth Parramore stay in eighth place in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division after last night’s 3-2 win at eleventh-placed Eccleshill United on the Kingsway – and Parras Manager Steve Istead was pleased to see his players’ high level of application at this late stage of the campaign, as his side still harbour hopes of catching Staveley Miners Welfare and Hemsworth Miners Welfare above them, writes Colin Muncie. (Main photograph by George Wood)
Antony Brown put Sean Regan’s Eagles in front after just 16 minutes, but Rikki Paylor levelled for the visitors just after the half-hour. A penalty from Josh Nodder put Handsworth in front four minutes into the second-half, and although Jake Thompson levelled for Eccleshill on the hour mark, Leon Howarth grabbed an 86th minute winner for the away side.
“It was a good result tonight,” Steve told TBG. “It’s sometimes hard at this time of the season to get the lads up for games at this level; but we showed good desire and took our goals well. I’m chuffed to bits for young Leon to be back amongst the goals. He shows real class at times. Generally, though, we were decent tonight; our biggest problem this year has been inconsistency.”
“I just hope we go into the last two games with the right mentality and enjoy them.”