Kippex leaves it late as Parkgate shock leaders

A GREAT win by out-of-sorts Parkgate who beat leaders Scarborough Athletic 4-3 in a thriller with a dramatic winner from Dave Kippex five minutes into stoppage time.

The Steelmen had won only once in the last six outings whilst Scarborough had won nine of their previous 10.

Parkgate showed great resolve by coming from behind three times to shock their high-riding visitors, initially when Lee McMahon's 31st minute penalty cancelled out a 12th minute opener for Scarborough who led again on 43 minutes.

Chris Spooner equalised on 70 minutes only for Scarborough to immediately regain the lead.

However, Sean Hamstead made it 3-3 with five minutes remaining before Kippex struck with virtually the last kick for a splendid win

Hallam slipped to a 2-1 defeat and a seventh league game without a win at Hall Road Rangers.

Andy Wood set up Simon Asquith to drill home his 16th of the season to give the Blues a ninth minute lead but James McGarry equalised on 22 minutes before player/manager Jamie Barnwell got the winner five minutes before the break.

Scott Preece, Lee Naughton and Dan Smith all went close in the second half as Hallam pressed.

Dinnington Town came from two goals down at home to Liversedge to draw 2-2.

The visitors led through a 31st minute Paul Walker penalty. Joel Etienne added to it three minutes after the break.

Dinnngton's second half pressure paid off when Grant Allott struck a fine 20-yarder and with five minutes left, Kieran Gallagher headed in a deserved equaliser from a Michael Blythen cross.

Despite seeing their 100 per cent league record come to an end after a 1-1 home draw against Long Eaton United, third-placed Armthorpe Welfare are five points behind with four games in hand.

Jared Holmes gave Long Eaton a 16th minute lead but Bruno Holden curled in a free-kick just before the hour for his 10th goal of the season. Armthorpe had Liam Hardy sent off in the final minutes for a second yellow card.

Understrength Maltby Main, hit by suspension and i njuries, lost 4-0 at Arnold Town.

Brodsworth Welfare were beaten 4-1 at Shirebrook Town in the battle of the bottom two neither of whom, had won. Neil Bagshaw scored from long range for Brodsworth.

In Division One, Staveley climbed to third after a 9-1 drubbing of Hemsworth MW at Inkersall Road as the Miners extended their unbeaten run to seven games.

Ryan Damms led the rout with a hat-trick, opening the scoring with a 10th minute penalty and completing his treble with the ninth in the final minute. Jamie Smith scored two with Joel Birks, Danny Robinson, Scott Bates and Andrew Broadbent all getting in on the act.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic manager Darrel Bowman stepped down after the 2-1 home defeat to Teversal saying he believed he had taken the current crop of players as far as he could.

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Bridge led in the 57th minute through Andy Hayward but Kyle Gee-Pemberton grabbed an 81st minute equaliser then Colin Cockerill snatched the winner in the second minutes of stoppage time.

Askern Villa remain a point clear at the top of the table after a 1-1 home draw with second-placed Tadcaster Albion.

Josh Wright scored on his debut to give AFC Emley a 1-1 draw with Leeds Carnegie and Rossington Main suffered a third consecutive league defeat, 1-0 at Pontefract Collieries.

Fixtures:

Tuesday

League Cup: Armthorpe Welfare v Eccleshill United, Dinnington Town v Hall Road Rgrs, Tadcaster Albion v Rossington Main.

Wednesday:

League Cup: Brodsworth Welfare v AFC Emley, Maltby Main v Staveley MW, Winterton Rangers v Parkgate.