Unlucky Hallam lose to disputed penalty

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Nothing seems to be going Hallam’s way at the moment after a contentious penalty sent Julian Watts side down to a 1-0 defeat against Hemsworth MW at Sandygate.

Three minutes before the break a Hemsworth forward stumbled under a challenge inside the area but remained on his feet to get in a shot, only for the referee to pull back play and award a penalty which Jack Wakefield converted.

The Countrymen thought they had won a penalty of their own midway through the second half when Tom Nolan was brought down by the keeper, but the match official ruled it outside the area and award a free-kick. The defeat leaves Hallam anchored near the bottom of Division One with just one win from eight.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic made it three home wins on the spin beating struggling Selby Town 3-0. Chris White gave the Briggers a 49th minute lead direct from a corner before an own-goal doubled the advantage five minutes later. The hosts sealed the points on 72 minutes when White steered home a low shot.

Dinnington Town remain without a point in four at Phoenix Park after going down 3-2 against Albion Sports.

Goals from Temour Khan on 12 minutes and Josh Cooke on 70 saw Albion leading 2-0. But Dinnington fought back to level through a Michael Trench 80th minute penalty and a Jon Roper effort a minute later only for Cooke to grab the winner six minutes from time.

Athersley Recreation slipped to second in the table after being held 2-2 at Knaresborough Town. Jamie Sutton and a Tom Harben penalty put Rec 2-1 up but the hosts equalised.

Rossington Main registered their first home league win of the season beating Grimsby Borough 3-1 despite having Dean Sidebottom sent off in the 23rd minute. A Jonathan Mirfin double gave Main a 2-0 half-time lead and after Andy Taylor pulled one back Ben Clark ensured the points in the last minute.

AFC Emley won 4-1 at Teversal through Levi Maturine, Anthony Haigh and an Ashley Flynn second half brace.

Askern Villa saw their unbeaten away league record end with a 3-1 defeat at Clipstone Welfare. Andy Jones and a Gavin King penalty put the home side 2-0 up inside 25 minutes. Jay Rollins pulled one back on 33 minutes only for Sam West to restore Cliptone’s two-goal cushion six minutes later.

Parkgate beat local rivals Maltby Main 4-0 at Green Lane to climb to fifth in the Premier Division, just two points behind the leaders with two games in hand.

Nathan Forbes-Swindells put the Steelmen in front on five minutes from an acute angle then curled home a free-kick on 45 minutes to extend the lead.

Luke Fletcher tucked away the third on 65 minutes with Brian Cusworth completing the scoring with a bullet header four minutes later.

Worksop Parramore remain a point clear at the top following a 4-1 win over Liversedge at Sandy Lane. Lee Holmes and a Lee Whittington hat-trick earned Parramore a first home win in four.

Staveley MW went down 3-2 at Bridlington Town after letting slip a two-goal lead.

Ryan Damms and Jordan Eagers looked to have put the Miners in control. However, the Seasiders hit back to level before the break then grabbed the winner just past the hour.

Armthorpe Welfare won 3-1 at Winterton Rangers to end a run of five games without a win. Paul Ashton hiot the first and Callum Green doubled the lead from a Ben Muirhead corner. Rangers reduced the arrears on 65 minutes but Armthorpe secured the points when Muirhead restored the two-goal cushion a minute later.

Reigning champions Retford United had to settle with a point from a 2-2 draw at lowly Glasshoughton Welfare.

TUESDAY - Premier Div: Armthorpe Welf v Barton TOB, Glasshoughton W v Parkgate, Worksop Parra v Retford Utd.

Div One: AFC Emley v Shirebrook T n, Athersley Rec v Hemsworth MW, Clipstone Welf v Hallam, Knaresborough Tn v Worsbrough Bri, Rossington Main v Dinnington Tn.

WEDNESDAY - Premier Div: Maltby Main v Hall Road , Staveley MW v Scarborough Ath.

Div One: Askern Villa v Louth Town.