Worksop go to Town on Bridlington as they go top

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Worksop Town took advantage of leaders Tadcaster Albion’s involvement in an FA Vase replay, to go top of the Premier Division following a 2-1 victory at Bridlington Town.

The Tigers edged in front on 15 minutes throughAndy Ofosu, but Mark Shaw’s side found themselves pegged back just past the half hour mark when Lewis Poucher found the top corner.

After Sellars had a goal ruled out for offside, the Tigers regained the lead on 65 minutes when assistant manager Steve Adam coolly slotted home. There was a let off when the home side rattled the Tigers’ post but Shaw’s men should have wrapped it up with Ofosu, then Kyle Jordan, unable to convert Adam’s cross in front of goal.

Handsworth Parramore claimed a first win in four games, coming from a goal down to beat Athersley Recreation 2-1.

Athersley, without a point from their previous three outings, took the lead on 20 minutes when Kieran Scargill’s cross-come shot deceived home goalkeeper James Lindley. Just a minute later, however, Bruno Holden was on the scoresheet for a seventh successive game, after getting onto the end of a Sam Smith header to steer the home the equaliser.

The points were settled midway through the second half as Steve Woolley slotted home.

Parkgate’s poor run of form continued as Steve Adams side slumped to a fifth defeat on the spin, going down 3-0 at high riding Heanor Town.

Maltby Main had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw with Pickering Town at Muglet Lane. Brian Cusworth nodded in from a Nicky Darker corner to give the Miners an 18th minute lead, but they were denied a third win inside a week when Joel Ramin squeezed a shot through the legs of ‘keeper Luke Herriott 20 minutes from time.

Armthorpe Welfare continued their climb away from the drop zone with a third win on the spin, beating Thackley 3-2 on their own patch.

First half goals from Adam Lee and Liam Wilkin saw Retford United end a dreadful run of 10 league defeats on the spin with a 2-0 victory at Liversedge.

In Division One, Hallam made it four league wins on the spin and a third successive clean sheet to boot as Ryan Hindley’s battlers beat Winterton Rangers 3-0 at Sandygate Road. Michael Blythen gave the Countrymen the lead from the penalty spot on 15 minutes with Mario Esposito doubling the advantage on 34 minutes.

But the goal everyone will be talking about for years to come came five minutes from the break when Ben Kistell brilliantly lobbed the keeper from inside his own half following a quickly taken free-kick. (See full report and pictures in Friday Grass Roots).

AFC Emley moved back to the top of the table after Reuben Jerome’s fine finish in the fifth minute proved enough to beat title rivals Pontefract Collieries 1-0.

Penistone Church eased to a 5-0 win at bottom of the table Grimsby Borough with goals from Alvin Riley, Lewis Dickinson, Mark Crossfield and an Andy Ring double.

n Fixtures: Tomorrow

Premier Division: Glasshoughton Welfare v Staveley MW, Heanor Town v Armthorpe Welfare, Liversedge v Athersley Recreation, Nostell MW v Handsworth Parramore, Parkgate v Retford United, Pickering Town v Shaw Lane Aquaforce.

Division One: AFC Emley v Grimsby Borough, Hallam v AFC Mansfield, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Hemsworth MW.

Wednesday, Premier Division: Worksop Town v Albion Sports.

Division One: Dronfield Town v Teversal.