Ten-man Parkgate win bragging rights

Parkgate earned the bragging rights with a 3-2 win against a battling Hallam at Sandygate to keep the pressure on the Premier Division leaders Farsley AFC, who beat Scarborough 1-0 at home to cling onto their two-point advantage.

Janni Lipka volleyed the Steelmen into a 24th minute lead with Matt Griffin acrobatically adding the second five minutes later.

The Blues didn't let their heads drop and were back in the game six minutes before the break when the lively Jordan Turner won a penalty before picking himself up to send James Jenkinson the wrong way from the spot kick. Phil Reynolds curled in a fine 22-yard effort to restore parity just before the hour mark.

With the game finely balanced it was Parkgate that grabbed the decisive goal on 73 minutes with the help of some sloppy defending that allowed Nathan Swindells a run in on goal where the striker held his nerve to guide a low shot past Martin Taylor and inside the far post.

The Steelmen had to play out the last 10 minutes with ten-men after full-back Daniel Cardwell was sent-off for a second yellow card.

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Maltby Main were denied an eighth league win on the spin as visitors long Eaton United snatched an equaliser three minutes from time. In tight contest the Miners edged in front on 71 minutes with a well taken Oliver Warren goal finding the bottom corner with a shot on the turn inside the box.

It looked like being enough to take Maltby to third in the table but they were back when Adam Campbell drilled in a low effort through a crowded area.

Away form proved Armthorpe Welfare's undoing once more as Des Bennett's men saw their three match winning streak brought to an end with a 3-1 defeat at Nostell Miners Welfare despite taking a first half lead. Welfare with just one win in seven away trips looked on course for a rare away victory when James Walker's 36th minute free-kick gave them a deserved lead in a half they had dominated. But the tables were turned after the break with Armthorpe second best.

The hosts levelled on 57 minutes through Franck Zalo before Henry Sibenge's own goal handed Nostell the lead five minutes later with Sam Johnson grabbing the third on 83 minutes to condemn Armthorpe to another disappointing away day.

In Division One, Staveley Miners Welfare maintained their four point lead at the top with a 2-1 win at Grimsby Borough. The Miners got off to a flying start with a Ryan Damms strike after just two minutes. Aymen Taher doubled the advantage on the stroke of half time with what turned out to be the winner as Grimsby pulled one back through Nathan Emson midway through the second half.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic climbed to eighth after continuing their recent run of good form by beating Louth Town 2-1 at Park Road that made it six league games without defeat. Liam McFadyen opening the scoring on 16 minutes heading in the rebound after the keeper had parried his initial shot up in the air.

The visitors though drew level two minutes after the interval through Mark Wood but Bridge were not to be denied when on 69 minutes Alex Gillispie grabbed the winner, sliding in at the far post to convert a Martin Scully cross.

Handsworth slipped to a sixth away defeat losing 1-0 at Glasshoughton Welfare where Dell Pollock's 50th minute strike proved the difference between the teams.

Brodsworth Welfare ended a run of 20 defeats on the spin with a 1-1 home draw against Bottesford Town, who had gone ahead through a Josh Copeland own-goal on 71 minutes. However, Broddy battled back to earn their first point since a 1-1 draw against Glasshoughton last August when Jake Holdsworth headed in from close range in time added on.

Rossington Main took the bragging rights in the Doncaster derby with a 3-2 win at close rivals Askern Villa to put a dent in the hosts' promotion hopes. Zeph Thomas converted a Liam Charlton cross to give the visitors a 29th minute lead. Villa levelled two minutes into the second half Mark Vickerage slotting home from a Mel Cotton knock down.

Willie McGhie restored Rossington's lead with a 20-yard free-kick just past the hour but Villa hit back to level once more with a crisp finish from Bradley Johnson 65 minutes. The winner arrived with 13 minutes left on the clock, Thomas grabbing his second of the game with a shot that went in off the post then keeper.

AFC Emley slipped to a third defeat on the spin beaten 2-1 at the Welfare ground by Leeds Carnegie where all the goals came inside the last 20 minutes. Grieg McGory gave the visitors a 72nd minute lead and although Mark Stuart restored parity two minutes later, McGory struck again with the winner five minutes from time.

FIXTURES - Tuesday - Wilkinson Sword Trophy 2nd Round: Rossington Main v Brodsworth Welfare, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Barton Town OB.

Premier Division: Armthorpe Welfare v Thackley, Dinnington Town v Tadcaster Albion, Hallam v Liversedge. Division One: Hemsworth MW v Askern Villa, Staveley MW v Leeds Carnegie. Wednesday - Division 1: AFC Emley v Shirebrook Town.