Hallam held in derby thriller

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Hallam had to settle for a point after neighbours Worsbrough Bridge Athletic came from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Sandygate.

Paul Lavender gave the Countrymen a 32nd minute lead which was doubled eight minutes into the second half when Adam Askwith cut inside to rifle home a low shot.

Adam Podmore nodded home from a free-kick to put Worsbrough back in the game on 63 minutes before Chris White levelled from the penalty spot (full report and pictures in Friday’s Grass Roots).

Parkgate were narrowly beaten 1-0 at Athersley Recreation as the hosts completed a quick fire league double but it was harsh on the Steelmen who were unlucky not to have come away with a point.

Parkgate made a bright start with new signing Andy Wood and Scott Lowe going close.

Athlersley’s Keiran Scargill forced David Reay into a save at full stretch before the hosts grabbed the lead on 23 minutes when Lee Bennett got to a ball over the defence just ahead of Reay with the ball ricocheting in off the keeper.

Parkgate’s Niall Smith curled a fine effort just wide then Oliver Graham saw an effort go just over, while Wood again fired just wide. For Athersle Bennett’s attempted lob dropped just over and Reay saved well from Matt Outram.

Maltby Main romped to a 6-0 home win over Armthorpe Welfare to gain revenge for a 2-0 defeat at the hands of their neighbours the previous weekend.

Michael Cookson gave the Miners an 11th minute leadbut it wasn’t until the 46th minute that Rob Branagan stretched the advantage after the keeper had parried. Craig Gladwin snapped up the third from another rebound.

Nicky Darker added the fourth, touching home a free-kick with Ollie Fearon’s 20 yard chip completing a spell of four goals in 13 minutes, before Fearon rounded off the scoring.

Staveley Miners Welfare ended a run of three defeats after coming from behind to win 4-1 at promotion hopefuls Retford United. The home side led through Reece Thompson but Oli Ryan equalised before the break. Staveley scored three times inside the final 14 minutes through Matt Thorpe and a Michael Trench brace.

Lee Whittington’s 58th minute penalty earned Worksop Parramore a 1-0 home win over Liversedge to give Russ Eagle’s promotion hopefuls a fifth straight win.

Dinnington Town crashed 4-0 at Rossington Main. The hosts went ahead on 33 minutes when Holmes was upended in the area before picking himself up to calmly put away the resultant penalty. Rossington grabbed a second when Ben Hunter’s shot was too hot for Town keeper Samual Jepson to hold leaving Holmes to knock in the loose ball.

Dinnington’s fate was sealed when Holmes tucked away a Tom Bennett cross to complete his treble before the home side added a fourth through a Hunter penalty.

Dronfield Town were beaten 5-2 at Yorkshire Amateur. John Doran gave Dronfield a seventh minute lead but the home side hit back to go 3-1 up. Trevor Roberts put Town back in contention with eight minutes remaining only for the Ammers to score twice in time added on.

AFC Emley were denied all three points at Eccleshill United by an injury time equaliser after goals from Sylbert Stewart and Ryan Pleasants had cancelled out United’s opener to put Emley 2-1 up.