Handsworth hit five to ease into last 16 of cup

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Handsworth Parramore eased into the last 16 of the Northern Counties East League Cup with a 5-0 win at ten-man Armthorpe Welfare.

Luke Fletcher gave the Ambers the lead, tapping in a rebound at the near post after the home keeper had made a good save.

The visitors added a second eight minutes from the break that saw Armthorpe reduced to ten-men.

Lee Whittington was brought down in the box by Anthony Ryan and, with defender being the last man, he left the referee had little option other than to brandish the red card.

Nathan Joynes made no mistake from the spot to record his first goal for the club since his switch from Stocksbridge earlier in the month.

Fletcher extended the lead on 54 minutes heading in from a Danny Buttle cross to all but put the tie out of Armthorpe reach before the visitors added two more late on.

Substitute Sam Smith turned in a Colin Marrison cross on 85 minutes with Richard Tootle adding the fifth in time added on.

Retford United overcame potential banana skin at Division One Shirebrook Town to run out 4-2 winners.

The hosts took a third minute lead but two goals from Adam Lee, including a penalty added to a Leigh Hutchinson strike sandwiched in-between, had the Badgers 3-1 up just before the half hour mark.

The home side pulled one back just before the break before Bobby Johnson put the result beyond doubt with the fourth eight minutes from time.

Rossington Main went out 2-0 at home against Lincoln Moorlands Railway.

Hallam’s tie at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic was postponed with the Park Road pitch deemed waterlogged.

In the Evo-Stik Premier Division, Frickley Athletic slipped to a fourth straight league defeat, losing 3-2 at FC United of Manchester.

Second-placed Buxton were held at home 1-1 by Kings Lynn Town after Liam Hardy had given the Bucks a first half lead.