Evo-Stik League round-up: See how your club did this weekend
A stoppage time goal saw Worksop Town win 3-2 at Pickering Town to narrow the gap on Premier Division leaders Tadcaster Albion, who were beaten 1-0 at Cleethorpes Town.
The Tigers, keen to bounce back from a 2-1 midweek home reversal at the hands of title rivals Tadcaster, found themselves behind in the fourth minute as Ged Dalton got between two defenders to tuck a shot past Jon Kennedy.
The home side continued to look menacing and might well had increased their lead. Worksop, though, began to get a foothold in the game, creating a good chance just before the interval - only for Kyle Jordan to put the ball over the crossbar from a couple of yards out.
However, Jordan made amends for the miss with the equaliser five minutes into the second half with a low drive from 22 yards into the bottom corner.
The Tigers then turned the game on its head, taking a 65 minute lead through Jordan Cooke’s bullet header.
Pickering though looked to have grabbed a share of the spoils when Matt Turnbull turned in a corner but in time added on, Sellars was brought down just outside the box and when the midfielder got to his feet, he curled a low free-kick around the wall into the far corner to earn the points.
Handsworth Parramore remain in third, just three points behind Worksop, after defeating battling Parkgate 4-3.
Jon Froggatt’s powerful header, from Ben Starosta’s cross, gave the Ambers a 36th minute lead with Luke Fletcher doubling the advantage two minutes later with a good finish from 16 yards.
Alex Lill pulled one back for the Steelmen on the stroke of half-time but Froggatt restored the two goal cushion, converting a Keiran Wells cross on 52 minutes.
Richard Adams made it 4-1 two minutes later with a rasping shot against the team his father Steve manages.
Parkgate refused to lie down as Lill gave the visitors hope, pulling one back on 64 minutes before completing his hat-trick 13 minutes from time to leave Handsworth hanging on to a game that had looked wrapped up.
Maltby Main will feel a little disappointed not to have become the first team to inflict an away defeat on high-riding Clipstone after letting slip a two goal advantage.
Nicky Darker and a Brian Cusworth double had seen the Miners 3-1 up on 32 minutes, with just a Alec Denton effort in reply. However, Denton scored twice in as many minutes early in the second half to make it 3-3 as the visitors made it six without defeat on the road.
Retford United enjoyed their biggest win of the season with a 6-0 demolition against bottom of the table Brigg Town, Adam Lee hitting a hat-tick with Brad Kerr chipping in with a brace along with a Mark Waters effort.
Athersley Recreation lost 4-2 at Thackley, after goals from Martyn Scully and Jack Owen had seen the visitors leading 2-1 just after the hour.
Armthorpe Welfare rescued a point in a 1-1 draw at Nostell MW with a equaliser 14 minutes from time, but it wasn’t enough to lift Welfare out of the bottom two.
Staveley MW went down 2-0 at Garforth Town and finished the game with nine-men. But that all fell into insignificance with the news that the Miners’ Kyle Clarke suffered a double leg break during the first half.
In Division One, Hallam failed to score for the first time in 24 matches in all competitions - a run stretching back to the end of March.
Two first half goals saw play-off rivals Hull United win 2-0 at Sandygate to leapfrog Ryan Hindley’s side in the table although the Countrymen remain in the top six.
Penistone Church hung on to fourth place after beating Winterton Rangers 1-0. Penistone cut it fine though, with Danny Barlow scoring in the last minute to stretch Church’s unbeaten league run to 12 games.
Dronfield Town came from a goal down to beat Hall Road Rangers 2-1. Ashton Morley pounced in the 35th minute to cancel out the hosts’ opener three minutes earlier, with Lewis Naylor grabbing the winner - his 10th of the season - midway through the second half.
Promotion hopefuls AFC Emley thrashed hapless Grimsby Borough 13-0.
Ashley Flynn hit five to take his tally to 37 for the season. Alex Hallam and Michael Tunnacliffe both scored braces.
Kieran Ryan, Ruben Jerome (penalty) and own-goal made it a round dozen before Jordan Coduri’s last minute header took the score into the teens.
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic went down 2-0 at home against Selby Town to leave the Briggers with just one win from the last 10 league games.
Rossington lost out 3-1 at home against promotion chasing Hemsworth after Steve Wilkinson had given Main the lead eight minutes into his debut.
Fixtures, Tuesday: League Cup Second Round: Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Brigg Town.
Premier Division: Barton Town OB v Staveley MW.
Division One: Dronfield Town v Hallam, Winterton Rangers v Rossington Main, Yorkshire Amateur v AFC Emley
Wednesday, Premier Division: Cleethorpes Town v Handsworth Parramore, Pontefract Collieries v Retford United, Worksop Town v Liversedge.