FOOTBALL: Nathan keeps Gate on Vase trail

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Parkgate and Armthorpe Welfare reached the FA Vase first round proper after safely coming through the second round qualifying ties, but Maltby Main and Askern Villa went out.

Parkgate won 2-0 at Ashton Town of the North West Counties Division One with second half goals from Nathan Forbes-Swindells - his 12th of the campaign - and his cousin Jacob Walter-Lang putting the result beyond doubt.

Armthorpe Welfare came from behind to beat Squires Gate 3-1 at home. Welfare trailed in the 29th minute but equalised within a minute when Paul Ashton ran on to a flick-on to chip the keeper. Player/manager Leo Fortune-West put the home side 2-1 up on 40 minutes nodding in a rebound before Ashton grabbed his second.

Maltby Main suffered a fourth defeat in five at Muglet Lane, bowing out 1-0 against AFC Emley, whose Levi Maturine grabbed the winner three minutes from the end of extra-time.

Askern Villa went out 3-1 at home to NWC Premier Division AFC Liverpool despite taking an early lead throughJay Rollins.

But it was 1-1 by half-time and Liverpool hit two in the second half including a penalty.

Worksop Parramore went top of the Premier Division after goals from Lee Thompson ad Lee Whittington earned a 2-1win at Barton Town OB,

Retford United ended a winless run of four games by beating Brighouse Town, who had gone into the game top of the table, 1-0 throuogh a Rob Sanderson goal.

Staveley Miners Welfare stretched their unbeaten run to four games but had to settle for a 2-2 home draw with Tadcaster Albion.

Ryan Qualter gave Albion a 36th minute lead but Tom Jackson headed the levelerl three minutes later. Ryan Damms put Staveley in front but Ryan Williams equalised two minutes later.

In Division One, a Hallam teams shorn of eight first team players narrowly went down 1-0 at Grimsby Borough.

The Countrymen were unlucky not to have come away with a point. Ben Cobley forced the Grimsby keeper into a superb save on 49 minutes only for the hosts to go straight up the other end and score through Andy Taylor’s shot on the turn. Ben Kistell and Liam Morris both had chances to snatch a point late on but neither was taken.

Leaders Athersley Recreation saw their 100 per cent league record come to an end with a 3-1 home defeat against Eccleshill United with Jason Bentley hitting the hosts’ consolation.

TUESDAY - Premier Div: Worksop Parramore v Tadcaster Alb.

Div One: Worsbrough Bridge v AFC Emley.