Non-League: Handsworth Parras and Hallam come from behind for away victories

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Handsworth Parramore and Hallam enjoyed excellent away successes, with the Ambers coming from a goal down to beat Premier Division leaders Pontefract Collieries 2-1.

The Countrymen twice came from behind at Knareborough Town to draw 2-2 and become the first team this season to take a point at the Division One runaway leaders.

Pontefract had won the last 14 outings on the spin in all competitions and looked like they may extend that run when Jack Greenhough pounced on a loose ball to fire the home side ahead against Handsworth inside the opening five minutes.

The Ambers, though, had been in good form on the road, winning the last four on the spin in the league, and began to grow into the game after weathering Collieries’ early pressure.

And sure enough the equaliser arrived two minutes from the break when Aaron Moxam found himself clear on goal beat the goalkeeper with a cool finish against his former club.

Four minutes into the second half and the Jas Colliver’s side had turned it around with Moxam again the scoring glancing home a header at a corner.

Moxam was denied his hat-trick by a superb save from the home ‘keeper which would have given Handsworth a little breathing space. Pontefract pressed for an equaliser but it was the Ambers that went closest to scoring on 87 minute when Jason Yates’ header from Jamie Green’s cross rattled the bar.

Hallam climbed up to eighth in Division One following a superb draw at Knaresborough Town who had won all the previous eight league outings on home soil. It looked like business as usual when Town took a eighth minute lead when Brad Walker diverted a driven ball across the box past Archie Sneath.

The Countrymen, though, had other ideas and were level four minutes into the second half when Mitch Dunne scored from the penalty spot.

Knaresborough were back in front on 74 minutes with Walker grabbing his second from a tight angle.

Hallm kept plugging away and deservedly equalised four minutes from time through a Town own goal.

Penistone Church will be hugely disappointed not to have picked up their first top flight away win of the season after letting slip a two goal lead at Liversedge.

Brett Lovell’s far post header had given Church a 22nd minute lead with Scott Whitttington firing in a second on 66 minutes after swift counter attack.

Joe Walton got one back for the home side three minutes later, and Brad Riley had Liversedge back on level terms 12 minutes from time with an excellent 30-yard strike that went in off the post.

Penistone then had an effort cleared off the line deep into stoppage time.

Parkgate slipped to a fifth straight league defeat, losing out 2-1 at Worksop Town.

The Tigers had the better of the first half kicking with a strong win but it wasn’t until the 51st minute that the hosts broke the deadlock as Jordan Turner rifled home..

Parkgate hit back with Keiran Hirst twice hitting the crossbar before Josh Moore’s far post header had the Steelmen level won 80 minutes. But Worksop snatched the points five minutes later when Alec Denton bundled the ball home.

Maltby Main eased to a 3-0 win against struggling Harrogate Railway Athletic to take their unbeaten league run to 13 games.

Maltby were reduced to ten-men in the close stages Steve McDonnell was shown a straight red for a late challenge.

Athersley Recreation went down 4-2 at Hemsworth MW while Dronfield Town came a away with a big three-points winning 4-2 at fellow strugglers Retford United. AFC Emley were beaten 2-1 at Winterton Rangers despite Lewis Dickinson giving the Pewits a 19th minute lead. After going eight games unbeaten at home Rossington Main suffered a second successive defeat losing out 5-4 to Glasshoughton Welfare.

Swallownest’s home clash with Armthorpe Welfare was abandoned after 10 minutes play after goalkeeper James King suffered a broken leg following an accidental collision.

Fixtures, Tuesday: Premier Division: Handsworth P arramore v Bridlington Town. Division One: Armthorpe Welfare v Eccleshill United, Glasshoughton Welfare v Hallam.

Wednesday: Division One: AFC Emley v Worsbrough BA.