Keiran Ryan bags hat-trick as Penistone Church hit six
Premier Division new boys Penistone Church are beginning to build some momentum at home after thumping Harrogate Railway Athletic 6-1 to make it three without defeat at Church View Road.
The visitors, second from bottom, had lost the last seven league outings on the spin.
Brett Lovell headed Church into a seven minute lead and although the visitors hit back to equalise six minutes later, the experienced towering defender soon had the home side back in front with his second. Another of Penistone’s old-guard stretched the lead as Andy Ring made it 3-1 1 with Keiran Ryan scoring a sparkling second half hat-trick.
Handsworth Parramore moved up to third with a hard earned 1-0 win at Liversedge to make it six wins from the last seven. Jon Froggatt’s ninth minute strike proving the difference. The Ambers had a let off just before the interval when they conceded a penalty but Brandon Kane thumped his effort against the bar
Ross Shelton’s first game in charge of Parkgate ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat at Staveley MW.
Shelton had been put put in temporary charge after the Steelmen announced that manager Graham Nicholas was taking a leave of absence. Adam Lee’s scrambled goal on the stroke of half-time proved decisive.
In the battle of two in-form teams Maltby Main and Bridlington Town drew 1-1 at Muglet Lane. Joel Sutton’s soft goal gave the Seasiders third minute lead but that was wiped out by an own-goal seven minutes later.
Hallam’s three match winning streak grind to a halt with a 1-0 defeat at Rossington Main.
The Countrymen started well enough with Tom Roebuck heading straight at the keeper from a corner then Mark West dragged his shot wide after getting clear on goal. Thewinner came in the 15th minute when Cameron Johnson cut inside to beat Archie Sneath with a driven shot into the far corner.
Swallownest were thumped 7-1 at home by AFC Emley through a Thabiso Magida hat-trick, Lewis Dickinson 2, Tim Wallace and Alex Slack . Jordan Stocks pulled one back just before the break to give Swallownest hope.
It brought Swallownest a fourth defeat on the spin which proved to be the last in charge for manager Lee Needham after he parted company with club.
Dronfield Town were beaten 2-0 at Division One leaders Knaresborough Town, while Worsbrough Bridge Athletic slumped 3-0 home reversal against Shirebrook Town.
A Josh Parfitt effort just before the interval was enough to give FC Bolsover a1-0 home victory against Retford United.
Young Armthorpe Welfare striker Morgan Brough was the star of the 4-2 win at Campion. The 16-year old, on-loan from Alfreton Town, hit a second half hat-trick after winning the free-kick from which Gary Collier had given Armthorpe the lead.
Tuesday’s fixtures - League Cup First Round: Armthorpe Welfare v Swallownest.
Premier Division: Barton Town v Worksop Town, Handsworth Parramore v Maltby Main, Liversedge v Parkgate.
Division One: Hallam v Ollerton Town, Selby Town v AFC Emley.
Wednesday - Premier Division: Bottesford Town v Penistone Church.
Division One: Dronfield Town v Shirebrook Town.