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Maltby Main and Brian Cusworth are both reaping the benefits from the experienced striker not having the pressures of management on his shoulders anymore.

Cusworth took his goal tally to seven in five games since stepping down at the beginning of September with a brace as the Miners came from behind to win 4-1 at Liversedge on Tuesday, their third win in four games under new boss Micky Norbury.

Wes Milnes gave the home side a second minute lead. But when Cusworth was left unmarked in the area on 20 minutes there was only going to be one outcome. Two minutes later the Miners had turned it around as Callum Black squeezed home a shot from a tight angle. Ben Middleton headed Maltby further ahead just past the half hour mark before Cusworth sealed the points with the fourth 10 minutes from time, nodding in from a Matt Outram cross.

Worksop Parramore continued their excellent league form with a 2-0 victory at Glasshoughton Welfare to make it 16 points from the last 18 available.

Lee Whittington gave Parra a 38th minute lead with his 10th goal of the season with Danny Ingram hitting the all-important second on the hour mark.

Armthorpe Welfare look to have turned things around after a poor start, which saw them win only one of the opening nine outings. But a 3-1 home win over Winterton Rangers has now seen Brian Johnston’s men win five of the last six in league and cup.

Tom Finnigan put Rangers ahead on 23 minutes much against the run of play. Welfare finally got the equaliser on 67 minutes when Jay Rollins pounced with his seventh goal of the season. Eight minutes later Bhekisipho Sibanda scored his first of the season to put Armthorpe in front with David Buck adding the third in stoppage time.

Hallam were frustrated by a late equaliser that denied Chris Sellars’ side a first win in eight league games after a 1-1 home draw against Teversal.

Hallam broke the deadlock on 26 minutes when Jake Bradbury curled a fine effort round the keeper.