Kings of the road Worksop Town stay top

Two goals and a red card for  Kyle Jordan in Worksop's 4-1 away win. Photo: Chris Etchells.
Two goals and a red card for Kyle Jordan in Worksop's 4-1 away win. Photo: Chris Etchells.
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Worksop Town held on top top spot in the Premier Division after stretching their 100% away league record to eight games with a 4-1 win at Nostell MW, as second-placed Tadcaster Albion won by the same scoreline at Handsworth Parramore.

The Tigers were rocked when Simon Poole gave the home side a first minute lead with a 20-yard effort.

But they were level three minutes later as Steve Woolley’s pass picked out Kyle Jordan for the first of his brace on an afternoon which ended disappointingly for the striker with a second half red card for reacting to a poor challenge.

Worksop’s others came from Conor Higginson with a fine 25-yard shot and Woolley with a superb 25-yard free-kick over the defensive wall.

Handsworth slipped to fourth after seeing their 14-match unbeaten run ended with a 4-1 home reversal against Tadcaster.

The Ambers made a bright start but Albion weathered the storm to take a 25th minute lead through Josh Greening’s deflected shot.

Handsworth’s consolation came from Jon Froggatt.

Maltby Main were beaten for the first time in five outings as Staveley MW left Muglet Lane with a 5-2 victory.

The Miners twice led with goals from Josh Nodder and Jordan Poole but Courtney Hastings hit a hat-trick for Staveley with Kieran Watson convertinga 74th minute penalty with Jamie Brown adding a late fifth.

Athersley Recreation won 3-2 at high-riding Clipstone to end a run of seven matches without a win. All Athersley’s goals came in the first 25 minutes through Tom Copping, Adam Podmore and Ryan White.

Hallam suffered more home misery as Eccleshill United staged a smash and grab at Sandygate Road snatching a 1-0 victory that saw the Countrymen slip out of the Division One play-off places.

Substitute Joe Firth capitalising on defensive mix-up 16 minutes from time in what was the visitors only real chance of the game. Hallam dominated possession throughout with Eccleshill happy to sit back. The visitors centre half was sent off for two yellow cards but Hallam’s Jordan Turner was also red carded for two yellows.

Penistone Church eased to a seventh straight home league success beating Dronfield Town 5-1. Church raced into a four goal lead at the interval through Steve Kenworthy, John Whitehead and a Danny Joynes double.

Joynes completed his hat-trick with the fifth 11 minutes into the second half with Lee Anthony netting Dronfield’s a late consolation.

After six straight wins, AFC Emley had to settle for a point from a 3-3 draw at home against Selby Town.

Ashley Flynn gave the hosts an eighth minute lead with his 44th goal of the season only for the visitors to level nine minutes later.

A flurry of goals saw Selby twice take the lead inside the last 15 minutes. but Kieran Ryan twice replied with his second coming deep into time added on.

Rossington Main were beaten 2-1 at home by fancied Hull United despite Liam Copper giving the hosts a 12th minute lead.

Fixtures - Tuesday, Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Third Round: Handsworth Parramore v Swallownest, North Gawber Colliery v Maltby Main.

West Riding County Cup Second Round: Garforth Town v Armthorpe Welfare.

Wednesday, Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Third Round: AFC Emley v Parkgate, Frecheville CA v Worksop Town (at Worksop), Rossington Main v Hallam.