Loss on home turf for Hallam

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HALLAM saw their winning streak ended with a 4-2 home defeat against Hemsworth Miners Welfare. But Parkgate hit Pickering Town for six at Green Lane, whilst Dinnington Town’s rich vein of form continued with a 3-2 win at Teversal earning a sixth successive victory.

Handsworth maintained their Division One promotion challenge beating Bottesford Town 2-1, which was helped by Worsbrough Bridge Athletics’ 3-2 win at Albion Sports.

Hallam found themselves 2-0 down after 17 minutes at Sandygate. The visitors were ahead on four minutes through fullback Matt Storr’s long range strike with Robbie Crapper extending the lead. However, The Blues pulled one back on 21 minutes, Sam Eckardt sliding in to convert a James Cook cross. Eight minutes before the break Hallam levelled with Eckardt again on target. The visitors regained the lead on 70 minutes when ex-Rotherham United player Andy Hayward converted a free-kick.

Hayward wrapped up the points, steering a shot past Lewis Naylor.

Handsworth clocked up their sixth win on the trot, but left it late scoring twice in the last two minutes after the home side had led through Danny Boulton’s strike. On form striker Sam Smith took his tally to 11 goals equalising on 88 minutes before hitting the winner.

Dinnington Town came away from Teversal with a 3-2 victory. Matt Smith gave Town a 11th minute lead with a lob from a Liam Cartledge pass but back came Teversal with a Greg Tobin equaliser. Cartledge headed the visitors back in front from a James Roper corner and although the hosts levelled again through Olly Wood on the hour, Jon Roper hit the winner.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic put a dent in Albion Sports promotion push with an 3-2 victory at the Horsfall Stadium. Matty Roberts gave Worsbrough a lead with Todd Jordan doubling the advantage. When Scott Ruthern made it 3-0 just before the hour mark it looked all over. But Albion hit back through James Bairstow and Jordan Missin to leave the Briggers hanging on.

Parkgate romped to a 6-1 home win over Pickering Town. Town side went behind after two minutes as Janni Lipka volleyed home from a Danny Cardwell long throw. Pickering levelled but Brian Cusworth restored the lead with his first goal since returning to the club. Lipka grabbed his second steering home a Matt Outram free-kick then after another Cardwell long throw had been flicked on, Luke Fletcher lashed home. Ashley Worsfold set up Cusworth for the fifth with Worsfold adding a penalty.