Parkgate grab first away win

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After two successive defeats on the road, Parkgate picked up their first away win of the season beating Liversedge 2-1.

Craig Fletcher gave the Steelmen the perfect start with a goal after two minutes from the tightest of angles from Dan Abdulla’s pass.

Andrew Wood equalised with 16 minutes remaining but 60 seconds later Abdulla nodded home from a couple of yards after Ben Langord had flicked on Andy Dawson’s long throw for the winner.

Handsworth Parramore held onto their one-point lead at the top of the Premier Division with a 2-1 win over Barton Town Old Boys.

Sam Smith gave the Ambers a 35th minute lead, tapping in at the far post. Bradley Ricketts slotted in a 72nd minute equaliser but the points were decided 12 minutes from time as Smith headed his second.

Staveley Miners Welfare came from a goal down to beat Thackley 3-1 at Inkersall Road. Nathan Forbes-Swindells 17th minute strike cancelling out the visitors fourth minute opener with Matty Thorpe’s late brace sealing a third win on the trot.

Maltby Main put their midweek defeat behind them, coming from a goal behind to beat Thackley 3-1 at Muglet Lane.

Liam Hudson gave the visitors the lead but Oliver Fearon’s deflected shot six minutes before the break saw the Miners level. Liam Royles with a speculative 40-yard effort put Maltby 2-1 up on 61 minutes with Anthony Mackie’s angled drive sealing the points.

Retford United picked up their first win of the season beating Armthorpe Welfare 3-0 away. Leigh Hutchinson bagged a brace with a diving headerand a penalty, Ben Muirheadscoring the third against his former club.

Shaw Lane Aquaforce romped to a 6-0 home win over Pickering Town to make it maximum points from two outings. Shane Kelsey and Joe Thornton bagging two each with Matt Thornhill and Alex Callery sending promoted Lane up to fourth in the table.

Athersley Recreation suffered a first defeat, 2-1 at home against Bridlington Town. Josh Moore’s penalty five minutes from time looked to have earned Athersley a point after Bridlington had taken a fifth minute lead only for the visitors to grab a stoppage time winner.

Hallam are one of only two teams in Division One still without a point after slipping to a third successive defeat, 3-1 reversal at league newcomers AFC Mansfield. Grant Allott scored the Hallam goal and Ben Kistell had earlier hit the post with a rasping effort but Mansfield won with a Carl Haslam penalty harshly awarded against Ben Rosser as he jumped with an opponent for a high ball plus a Dean Rickbrace.

Dronfield Town came away from Knaresborough Town with 2-2 draw. Lee Holmes 61st minute free-kick looked to have given Rossington Main maximum points from their home clash with Shirebrook Town, only for Reece Littlejohn to nod home a stoppage time equaliser in a 1-1 draw, while AFC Emley went down to their first defeat beaten losing 2-0 at Clipstone.