Unbeaten Frickley keep up good work

Luke Hinsley scored Frickley Athletic's first goal as they fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2  in Saturday's pre-season match at Maltby Main.
Luke Hinsley scored Frickley Athletic's first goal as they fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in Saturday's pre-season match at Maltby Main.
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Frickley Athletic continued their unbeaten start to the new season with Saturday’s 3-2 win at Maltby Main and Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw at Ossett Town.

Karl Rose’s men have now won two and drawn two of their first four warm-up matches ahead of their opening Evo -Stik Premier League fixture at home to Ashton United on Saturday, August 13.

The Blues have three more pre-season games.

They travel to AFC Emley tonight (Thursday, 7.45pm), host Scarborough Athletic next Tuesday (7.30) and visit Goole AFC on Saturday, August 6.

They made a great start at Ossett when Nathan Curtis gave them a third minute lead against his former club.

Nick Wood equalised in the 32nd minute and Nathan Quinlan then put Town ahead in the second-half after clever play by on-loan Brad Dockerty, playing against his parent club.

Ossett’s Max Phillis hit the post with a header before honours finished even when Frickley trialist Henry Nimi scored from close-range in the 86th minute.

Athletic recovered from 2-0 down to win at Maltby Main.

John Lufudu went close to putting Frickley ahead with a 20-yard shot that was saved by the home keeper.

Maltby then took control with two goals in two minutes from Jack Binney and Jordan Poole shortly before half-time but Frickley stormed back in the second period to snatch a late win.

Luke Hinsley opened Athletic’s account in the 57th minute with a quality strike from 25 yards out.

Curtis made it 2-2 ten minutes later when he headed home Tyler Williams’ free kick.

In stoppage time, Frickley got a dramatic winner when Williams danced through Maltby’s defence and supplied a precision pass across the face of the goal for Tom Guest to score.

Frickley have been boosted by Bailey Gooda’s decision to sign a one-year contact.

Athletic chairman Gareth Dando said: “Bailey is already a key member of the side and you can see his performances improving each week.

“The fact he’s turned down offers from other clubs is testament to our growing reputation as a club where players can improve and give themselves a chance of playing at a higher level.”

Royale Johnson has returned to Frickley after impressing in his spell with the Blues last season.