Hallam do things the hard way as they win derby at Sandygate Rd

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Hallam had to come from behind twice before seeing off battling Rossington Main 4-2 at Sandygate Road to extend their run to just one defeat in the last nine outings.

Lee Holmes gave the visitors a fourth minute lead after Simon Mirfin’s poor backpass but Steve Brammer put Ryan Hindley’s side back on level terms from the penalty spot on 18 minutes.

But Holmes restored Rossington’s lead with a clinical piece of finishing just before the half hour. The visitor’s joy was short lived as Brammer converted a second spot kick four minutes later, to send the teams in level at the break.

The second half was only four minutes old when Hallam edged in front for the first time through Jonathan Fusco, and Mirfin then made up for his earlier error by heading the fourth that effectively sealed the points.

The Countrymen might well have added to the score with Mirfin heading against the bar then Fusco being denied late on with by a top drawer save from Rossington substitute keeper Jordan Wildey.

Worksop Town maintained their promotion hopes with a 11th win in 14 games at Sandy Lane as Mark Shaw side beat Parkgate 4-0. The win sees the Tigers fourth in the Premier Division, nine points behind leaders Tadcaster Albion with three games in hand.

But Handsworth Parramore had to settle for a point from a 3-3 draw at Premier Division leaders Tadcaster Albion after the hosts scored twice inside the last five minutes.

The Ambers had looked like coming away with all three points despite having to play for almost 60 minutes with ten-men.

Maltby Main slipped to a sixth defeat in seven, losing 2-1 at home against Barton Town Old Boys.

Brian Cusworth had given the Miners a 43rd minute lead, converting a Bradley Docherty cross for his 13th goal of the season, only for the visitors to score twice inside the last 20 minutes.

Lee Morris scored a hat-trick as title chasing Shaw Lane Aquaforce won 3-1 at Armthorpe Welfare.

Daniel Taylor’s far post header proving no more than consolation effort in a game that both teams finished with ten-men.

Armthorpe’s Richard Smith was sent off for a second yellow card on 76 minutes with visiting debutant Fernando Moke given a straight red four minutes later.

Staveley were narrowly beaten 2-1 at Heanor Town. Ellis Wall’s 65th minute equaliser had looked like earning the Miners a point only the host to snatch the winner four minutes from time.

Retford United were thumped 6-0 at second in the table Cleethorpes Town, while Athersley Recreation retuned to winning ways beating bottom of the table Glasshoughton Welfare 4-2.

Daniel Joynes had given the home side a 2-0 lead at the break but two goals inside two minutes at the start of the second half saw Welfare back on level terms.

Joynes completed his hat-trick on 61 minutes to restore Athlersley’s lead with Josh Moore sealing the points with a 65th minute penalty.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic were held at home to a 1-1 draw by Eccleshill United, while Dronfield Town boosted their Division One survival hopes with a goalless draw at Penistone Church with the point enough to lift the visitors out of the bottom two on goal-difference.

At the other end of the table leaders AFC Emley thumped struggling Lincoln Moorlands Railway 8-0. Ashley Flynn hit a second half hat-trick with Michael Tunnacliffe and Reuben Jerome bagging a brace.

FIXTURES

Tuesday, Feb 17

Premier Division: Liversedge v Staveley MW.

Division One: Hallam v Yorkshire Amateur, Rossington Main v Pontefract Collieries, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Hemsworth MW.

Wednesday, Feb 18

Premier Division: Athersley Recreation v Worksop Town.

Division One: Dronfield Town v Bottesford Town, Eccleshill United v Penistone Church.

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