Maltby’s run ends with home defeat to promotion chasers

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The wet weather impacted on the fixtures once more with nine games postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

This included Hallam’s clash with Knaresborough Town at Sandygate and the local derby between Worksop Parramore and Parkgate at Sandy Lane.

Maltby Main were perhaps wishing their game had been called off after the Miners slipped to a first defeat in four as promotion hopefuls Thackley eased to a 4-1 victory at Muglet Lane.

Matthew Mathers and Nicky Matthew goals sent the visitors in at the break leading 2-0.

Shaun Mitchell gave Maltby hope pulling one back inside the first minutes of the second half but Mathers, with his second of the game, quickly restored the two-goal cushion before Luke Richardson put the result beyond doubt four minutes from time.

Dinnington Town looked on course for a surprise win at Division One high-flyers Eccleshill United after Sam Read fired Steve Toyne’s side into a 53rd minute lead.

But Eccleshill turned the game on its head with two goals from Marcus Edwards inside the last 15 minutes to deny battling Town a much-needed victory.

Rossington Main took their unbeaten run to eight games with a 2-0 win over bottom-of -the-table Louth Town. But the hosts left it late, scoring twice inside the last few minutes after the visitors had looked to set to end a run a dismal run of 18 league defeats.

The pivotal moment came in the 84th minute when Louth’s Robbie Bryant was sent off for a second yellow card.

Within Four minutes Rossington made the numerical advantage count when Ben Hunter was brought down 22-yards out and from the resultant free-kick Holmes curled it expertly round the defensive wall.

The hosts sealed the points with the second deep into into stoppage time, Holmes this time turning provider unselfishly rolling the ball into the path of Jordan Hatton to score into an empty.

AFC Emley had to settle for a point after letting slip a two-goal lead at Selby Town.

Paul Sykes gave Emley a 31st minute lead after a free-kick had caused a goalmouth scramble.

Doran Jordan, with an emphatic finish four minutes before the break, doubled the visitors’ advantage.

Selby though were given a lifeline when Danny Gray pulled one back on the stroke of half time before levelling the scores through Steve Lyon nine minutes from time.

* Fixtures - Tuesday, Toolstation NCEL Premier Div: Parkgate v Brighouse Town.

Div One: Hallam v Dronfield Town, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Cleethorpes Town.

Wednesday - Toolstation NCEL Premier Div: Albion Sports v Retford United, Long Eaton United v Staveley MW.