Pickering aim to bounce back

Liam Salt puts Pickering ahead against Billingham

Liam Salt puts Pickering ahead against Billingham

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Pickering Town are looking to get back to winning ways at home to Glasshoughton on Saturday after a disappointing run of recent results.

The Pikes bowed out of the FA Vase on Saturday when they were edged out 3-2 at Mill Lane by Northern League side Billingham Synthonia.

Liam Salt handed Jimmy Reid’s side the lead, but in the closing stages Billingham came charging back with three goals. Lewis Taylor was brought down in the box and Salt converted a 90th-minute penalty, but it was too little too late.

Reid said: “It was probably a fair result, though we were looking comfortable. They scored a couple and we gave away a daft goal, if we hadn’t done that then we score the penalty and it goes to extra-time.

“It was disappointing, possibly our performance was a bit short on the day, but we have what we have and we have to move on.

“Apart from the Thackley game that we lost 5-1, we haven’t been convincingly beaten this season.

“We have to start turning the defeats into draws and the draws into defeats. That has to start on Saturday.”

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