Hallam 5-5 cracker thriller

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Hallam were involved in an amazing 5-5 draw at Winterton Rangers where there were eight-goals in the first half.

However, despite their excellent away point, the Blues still remain eight points adrift of safety as fellow strugglers Arnold Town picked up a surprise 0-0 draw at title chasing Bridlington Town.

Hallam trailed 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 but hit back to lead 5-3 at the interval with a hat-trick by Aaron Moxam, a goal on his debut for Under-19 player Morgan Sellars and a Ben Kistell effort.

Rangers scorers were Liam Wilkin 2, Jack Cross, Andy Walkden and Danny Barlow.

Dinnington Town are all but mathematically relegated following a 4-3 defeat at Nostell Miners Welfare where Steve Toyne’s side were denied a first win in 21-games as the hosts came back from 3-1 down to score three times in the last 15 minutes.

Town scored through Greg Ramsden, Brad Davies, and a Matt Smith header , the replies coming from Dave Watts, Ernest Boafo 2, and Chris Nortley.

Parkgate’s title hopes suffered a setback after a last minute penalty robbed of them of two crucial points in a 2-2 draw at Armthorpe Welfare.

Parkgate twice led, through Will Senior after a quickly taken free-kick, and Nathan Swindells, who shot under the keeper. Armthorpe scorers were Adam Lee with a fine shot on the turn and Ben Muirhead with the penalty. Parkgate had Luke Fletcher sent-off for a second yellow card on 80 minutes.

Maltby Main were beaten 3-0 at home by leaders Farsley AFC, who scored through Gareth Grant 2, and Ben Jones. Maltbu central defender Jamie Bowman was sent off on his debut following an altercation after the half-time whistle had blown.

A 2-2 draw against Louth Town at Inkersall Road was enough to see Staveley Miners Welfare clinch the Division One title. The Miners had already hit the woodwork three times when Ryan Damms gave them a fifth minute lead from the penalty spot, but Louth hit back to level on 24 minutes when Dan Pawson scrambled the ball home from a corner. Damms hit his 100th goal for the club when he headed Staveley back in front on 68 minutes but Louth hit back four minutes later through Carl Martin. (Full report and pictures in Grassroots in Thursday’s Star).

Handsworth kept their promotion hopes alive when moving to third in the table with a 3-1 win over Pontefract Collieries. Dave Cockerill gave the home side a 1-0 lead at the interval with Dan Smith adding a second on 55 minutes. The visitors pulled one back two minutes later through a Luke Smith penalty but Sam Smith sealed the points with Handsworth’s third.

Rossington Main chalked up their 10th away win of the season when winning 3-2 at Glasshoughton Welfare. Liam Charlton bagged a brace and Jason Stokes hit the other.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic suffered a fifth defeat on the spin going down 2-0 at home to second in the table Yorkshire Amateur. Danny Forest and Curtis Bernard scored.

Goal from Mark Vickerage and Lee Wilkinson proved in vain as Askern Villa went down 3-2 at home against Eccleshill United.

AFC Emley continued their fine run of form by thrashing hapless Brodsworth Welfare 7-0 at the Welfare ground to make it nine without defeat.

A Steve Kenworthy goal was all that separated the sides at the break but the floodgates opened once Teo Ringrose had added a second on 55 minutes.

Kenworthy ran in two more to complete his hat-trick with further efforts from Marc Townsend, Mark Stuart and Curtis Roberts in time added on.

TUESDAY - Division One: Askern Vila v Barton Town OB, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Shirebrook Town.

WEDNESDAY - League Cup Quarter-Final: Handsworth v Staveley MW.

Division One: AFC Emley v Glasshoughton Welfare.

THURSDAY - Premier Division: Hallam v Farsley AFC.