FOOTBALL: Hallam twice hit back to hold second in table

Staveley v Louth   . Staveley's  Ryan Damms
Staveley v Louth . Staveley's Ryan Damms
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Hallam came away with an excellent point from a 2-2 draw in the Division One match at second in the table Louth Town to end a run of four defeats on the spin.

Matt Kennedy gave Louth a 12th minute lead but Ben Cobley struck a superb 25-yard effort into the top corner to level the scores just past the hour half mark.

The Countrymen fell behind again inside the first minute of the second half, Kennedy cutting inside to score with a good finish. But Hallam fought back for a second time, equalising on 64 minutes from the penalty spot after Ben Cobley was brought down before picking himself up to tuck away the spot-kick.

Parkgate slipped to a second successive away defeat in the Premier Division losing 3-2 at Hall Road Rangers. Craig Suddaby and a John Slater double, one from the penalty spot, saw Rangers 3-0 up inside the hour mark.

Jodd Jordan’s penalty 13 minutes gave the Steelmen hope but by the time Jacob Walters-Lang’s 90th minute effort reduced the arrears further it left no time for Parkgate to find an equaliser.

Ryan Damms helped himself to a hat-trick as Staveley MW beat struggling Winterton Rangers 3-0 at Inkersall Road to end a run of three games without a win.

Worksop Parramore remain a point clear at the top of the table after thrashing Glasshoughton Welfare 7-0 at home. Lee Holmes, with two goals inside the first six minutes, sent Parramore’s on their way to a fourth win in five.

Matty Thorpe with a brace and Lee Whittington made it 5-0 at the break to end the game as a contest before Paul Sykes and Whittington with his second completed the rout.

Armthorpe Welfare were well beaten 5-2 at home where Berivan Khaled and Paul Ashton netted what proved to be consolation efforts in a below par performance.

Maltby Main went down 3-2 at home to an injury time goal after Adam Houghton and Mario Campagna efforts had looked like earning the Miners a point.

Reigning champions Retford United were beaten 1-0 at Arnold Town where they lost goalkeeper Dec Howard to injury in the first half. Taylor Bjorn with the only goal on 27 minutes.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic edged a seven goal thriller at Hemsworth MW 4-3 to climb up to seventh in Division One. Lee Garside hit the winner from the penalty spot after 64 minutes to add to efforts from Matt Roberts, Scott Turner and Martyn Scully.

Dinnington Town where beaten 2-0 at Pontefract Collieries, while second-placed Athersley Recreation were held at home 0-0 by Clipstone.

Rossington Main lost 3-2 at Cleethorpes Town despite Dean Sidebottom twice giving them the lead.

Gary Mundy, Mike Braithwaite and Tony Hattersley scored for Askern Villa in a 5-3 home defeat against Teversal, while AFC Emley slipped to a 2-1 home reversal against Grimsby Borough in spite of James Flynn giving them a third minute lead.

TUESDAY - Premier Div: Scarborough Ath v Parkgate, Worksop Parramore v Nostell MW.

Div One: AFC Emley v Clipstone Welfare.

WEDNESDAY - Premier Div: Heanor Town v Maltby Main, Staveley MW v Pickering Town.

Div One: Shirebrook Town v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.