Parkgate grab third victory

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PARKGATE made it three wins on the spin with a 4-0 win over Premier strugglers Selby Town.

Danny Cardwell’s run and cross was met by the head of Chris Wood to give the Steelmen a 27th minute lead to start a spell of three goals in 10 minutes. Nathan Forbes-Swindells curled in a 25-yard free-kick before Gareth Clayton’s clinical finish. Parkgate added one more after the break from leading scorer Ashley Worsfold. Retford United remain hot on the heels of leaders Bridlington Town after a 4-3 victory at Nostell MW. The home side took a fifth minute lead through Josh Hope before the Badgers got into their stride to go 3-1 up on 40 minutes with goals from Chris Baugh and a Warren Hatfield brace. Adam Scott added a fourth. Nostell staged a late rally with James Eyles (penalty) and David Watt on 90 minutes setting up a tense finish.

Staveley Miners Welfare slumped to their biggest defeat of the season losing 5-2 at leaders Bridlington Town with three of the goals coming in an eight minute burst. Craig Hogg rattled in four with Josh Greening adding the fifth on 59 minutes. Staveley replied through Joe Thornton on 75 minutes and a Ryan Damms penalty.

An Armthorpe Welfare side without six first team regulars were beaten 4-1 at home against promotion chasing Scarborough Athletic. Welfare went behind on 15 minutes when Curtis Bernard headed home. The visitors extended their lead, Matt Draper getting the final touch in a goalmouth scramble. Scarborough all but wrapped up the points on 64 minutes when Bernard grabbed his second and the Seadogs third, sweeping home a cross on a counter attack following from an Armthorpe corner.

A Chris Davies penalty on 74 minutes following a foul on Ben Muirhead gave Welfare some hope. However, those hopes were soon dashed as Scarborough restored their three goal cushion fas Bernard completed his hat-trick.

Bottom of the table Maltby Main lost 4-1 at Tadcaster Albion. The Miners goal coming from a Greg Mason penalty pulling it back to 2-1 early in the second half.

In Division One, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and AFC Emley shared the honours in a 2-2 draw.

Meanwhile, Dinnington Town came away from Grimsby Borough with a 1-1 draw. Liam Catledge nudged Town in front on the half mark from a Joe Howsham cross. Dinnington hit the woodwork then Howsham almost doubled the lead with a header that went inches past the post. But Town were rocked when Grimsby pegged them back through James Deeming with two minutes remaining.

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