With Knaresborough Town’s first team match against Teversal in NCEL Division One falling foul of a catalogue of accidents on the A1 (M1) which prevented the visitors fielding a side, Knaresborough Town Reserves kept things rolling.
They won 4-2 at Woodhouse Hill WMC in the West Yorkshire League Second Division, thanks mainly to a fine opening half an hour in which Knaresborough went 3-0 up.
John Chambers headed the opener after around ten minutes from a Ben King centre and midway through the half Mark Baranovsky headed the second from Craig Robinson’s free kick.
Robinson added the third on the half hour when he finished off a fine move from close range.
The home side pulled a goal back through Rob Rice just before half time, but Knaresborough restored their three goal advantage in the 46th minute when Jimmy Dawson knocked on a throw in.
Within a further few minutes Vaughan Frary made it 4-2 to end the scoring although the home side pressed well and James Stratton had to make a fine late save to deny Simon Smales.
This Saturday, Knaresborough take on Yorkshire Amateur at Manse Lane (kick off 3pm) while the reserves travel to Mount St Mary’s in the West Yorkshire League (kick off 2.30pm).