FOOTBALL: Nine-goal Nathan eases Parkgate to Vase win

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ONLY Parkgate and Maltby Main of the region’s clubs progressed to the next round of the FA Vase while it was another sorry day for Hallam, beaten 2-0 at Bottesford Town to leave Julian Watts side without a win in seven outings.

Parkgate edged through 1-0 at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic despite Sam Eckardt missing a penalty. Nathan Forbes-Swindells with his ninth goal of the season after just five minutes proving decisive.

Maltby Main came from one down to win 3-2 at Irlam. The hosts led on 27 minutes but Sam Foulds scored twice to put the Miners 2-1 with Craig Gladwin extending the lead before the home side reduced the arrears.

Dinnington Town went out 1-0 at home to Rochdale Town, who hit the winner five minutes from time.

Rossington Main were beaten 3-0 at NWC Premier Division Congleton Town, while Worksop Parramore crashed out 2-1 at home to Baris NCEL rivals Glasshoughton Welfare. Lee Whittington pulling one back on 77 minutes after the visitors had scored twice inside the first 10 minutes of the second half.

In the League, Staveley MW lost 2-1 at Scarborough Athletic where both teams finished with ten-men. Martin Brissett pulled one back for the Miners on 87 minutes after Scarborough had led 2-0 at the break. Defending champions Retford United were beaten 2-0 at home by Bridlington Town, Josh Greening (33) and Carl Stewart (90) with the goals.

Armthorpe Welfare suffered a 4-0 defeat at Hall Road Rangers who raced into a four goal lead in 28 minutes. But a Mike Burley own-goal and a Berivan Khaled effort made the scoreline respectable.

Athersley Recreation moved to the top of Division One with a 2-1 victory at Louth Town. Scott Harban with a 17th minute free-kick and Jack Briscoe four minutes after the break putting Athersley in control.

Dale Holding, Mark Vickerage and Luke Durham earned Askern Villa a 3-1 home win over Shirebrook Town.

TUESDAY - Premier Div: Liversedge v Retford Utd, Pickering Town v Parkgate, Scarborough Ath v Armthorpe W, Thackley v Staveley MW, Worksop Parra v Brighouse Tn. Div One: Pontefract Collieries v Worsbrough Bridge.

Wednesday - Premier Div: Maltby Mn v Glasshoughton W.

Div One: Shirebrook Tn v Rossington Mn.