Reilly wins derby for Maltby

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Maltby Main took the bragging rights in the local derby after coming from a goal down to beat Parkgate 2-1 to complete a league double over their neighbours.

Rob Branagan almost gave the Miners an 18th minute lead with a volley that zipped just over the bar. But four minutes later the Steelmen forged ahead as Scott Whittington scrambled home a Ben Langford cross. Andy Dawson saw a point blank effort saved by the legs of keeper Jamie Bailey then Oliver Graham almost made it 2-0 with a fine effort that Bailey did well to turn onto the post.

Former Parkgate favourite Brian Cusworth put Maltby back on level terms on 37 minutes when the veteran striker dived in to head home from a Craig Gladwin ball into the box.

Gladwin had the chance to gve Maltby the lead before the break but saw his penalty kick superbly saved by Parkgate keeper Richard Watson.

The Miners went close early in the second half when Nathan Lovell’s header struck the bar. Maltby grabbed the winner with five minutes remaining as Danny Reilly got in amongst a crowd of players to nod in from a free-kick.

Armthorpe Welfare made it three win s from four with a hard-earned 2-0 victory at Garforth Town. Darren Mansaram gave Armthorpe a 53rd minute lead knocking home the rebound after a James Walker free-kick had come back off the post.

Welfare had to withstand a good spell of pressure before sealing the points in the last minute through Craig Morley’s towering header at a corner.

Athersley Recreation shared the spoils in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Sheerien Park against Bridlington Town.

Kieron Scargill curled in a 20-yard free-kick to give Athlersley a 20th minute lead with Lee Bennett adding a second eight minutes later from distance.

Craig Palmer pulled one back a minutes before the break after the keeper fumbled his long-range effort but Bennett restored the two-goal cushion nine minutes in the second half with a fine shot on the turn. Bridlington again reduced the arrears on 67 minutes through a Paul Wray header before snatching a last-gasp equaliser with a Joel Sutton penalty in the first minute of stoppage time.

Dinnington Town ended a run of six games without a win after coming from behind to beat Hemsworth MW 2-1 away. Nick Guest gave the home side a sixth minute lead but Town grabbed a deserved equaliser on 30 minutes when Martin Wade set up Jamie Roper to slot home. Andy Taylor scored the winner midway through the second half pouncing on a rebound off a defender.

Rossington Main stretched their unbeaten run to five games with 2-0 home win over AFC Emley with both the goals coming in the first period. Ben Hunter gave Main a 14th minute lead with excellent strike into the top corner from the edge of the area. Steve Etherington netted his first goal for the club, volleying home from a corner.