Dronfield head to derby win

Parkgate's Ben Langford gets his head to the ball against Garforth Town.
Parkgate's Ben Langford gets his head to the ball against Garforth Town.
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A crowd of 351 saw former Sheffield Wednesday and England international Carlton Palmer make a guest appearance for Staveley Miners Welfare in their home clash against Worksop Parramore.

He was raising money for his local charity Cavendish Cancer Care.

But Parramore took the honours, running out 3-0 winners, their fifth victory in six league outings to move up to 10th in the Premier Division.

Lee Whittington fired them ahead four minutes before the break after stealing the ball off Palmer’s toes. Luke Fletcher headed the second on 76 minutes with Whittington wrapped up the points six minutes from time from a tight angle for his 28th goal of the season.

Hallam slipped to a second successive defeat, 3-1 at Dronfield Town who picked up their first win in seven outings. Dronfield were 2-0 up at half-time through headers by John Doran and Trevor Roberts made it 3-0 three minutes into the second period with another Doran header.

After the hosts were reduced to ten-men Hallam pulled one back when Jardel Mansell-Banton pounced on a rebound for a consolation.

Parkgate saw their three match winning end with a 3-1 defeat against Garforth Town at Green Lane.

Curly Martin-Wyatt gave the visitors the lead and although Adam Houghton volleyed home the equaliser, second half goals from Andy Hawksworth and Conner Bower saw Garforth take the spoils (see full match report and more pictures in Friday’s Grass Roots).

Ten-man Maltby Main suffered their biggest defeat of the season, 6-1 at Pickering Town

The Miners had Shaun Mitchell sent off after just 17 minutes after being deemed the last man. Pickering made their numerical advantage count going 2-0 up. Sam Forster gave Maltby hope pulling one back on 55 minutes with a superb volleybut Pickering ran in four more goals.

Armthorpe Welfare went down 5-1 at home to Brighouse Town.

Welfare were punished for sloppy defending as they trailed 3-0 up at the break. A fourth goal early in the second half put the game beyond Armthorpe, who pulled one back through Tony Hattersley’s delightful chi on 66 minutes. But Brighouse had the last word with the fifth 17 minutes from time.

Athersley Recreation eased to an eighth away win, beating Liversedge 4-0. Joe Thornton opened the scoring on 20 minutes. It stayed that way until the 72nd minute when Thornton added his and Athersley’s a second. Lee Bennett then made it three a minute later before rounding off the scoring six minutes from time.

Retford United continued their promotion push after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Bridlington Town. The Seasiders led through Craig Hogg’s 10th minute strike but that was cancelled out by a Richard Medcalf equaliser on the half hour mark with Bobby Johnson completing the comeback from the penalty spot 12 minutes from time.

Shaw Lane Aquaforce moved back to the top of Division One after a 4-0 away win at Teversal with goals from Kane Reece, Jason Price 2, and a Steve McDonnell penalty.

Improving Rossington Main extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 1-1 draw at AFC Emley. Doran Jordan gave the home side a 15th minute lead but Lee Holmes free-kick just past the hour ensured Main a share of the spoils moments after Emley had Paul Sykes sent-off.