Dinnington Town manager Steve Toyne couldn’t hide his jubilation after his team dealt another blow to Shaw Lane Aquaforce’s Division One promotion ambitions following Town’s 1-0 victory at Phoenix Park.
“We played some great football, everyone one of the players was outstanding, I can’t praise them highly enough,” said Toyne. Furthermore the victory was achieved with a stand-in goalkeeper against the Division’s highest scorers as the Town boss explained. “Our regular keeper Sam Jepson was injured as was Chris Gill and Luke Hands is waiting to have a knee operation so we were really stretched.
“We’ve asked Liam Cartledge our al- time record scorer to go in goal and do us a job. The defence has been superb and protected Liam. But what he had to do he has done well and his handling was brilliant.”
The only goal of the game came on 26 minutes when Thomas Elliott finished off a good move with a neat chip over the oncoming keeper into the roof of the net.
It inflicted a fourth defeat in the last six on third-placed Shaw Lane, while Dinnington climbed up one place to 19th as they made amends for a 9-0 drubbing in the reverse fixture.
Ryan Pleasants last minute equaliser rescued a point for AFC Emley in a 2-2 draw against Clipstone.
Alex Hallam had given Emley an eighth minute lead but goals either side of half-time from Jamie Brown and Keiron Watson saw Clipstone turned the game on its head before Pleasant’s late intervention.
Rossington Main stretched their unbeaten run to eight games with a 2-0 win at Knaresborough Town. Shaun Pendleton and Lee Holmes scored.
Maltby Main moved up to 16th in the Premier Division following an excellent 3-2 win at Albion Sports.
Goals from Joel Davies and Oliver Fearon saw the Miners take a 2-0 lead into the break. Sports restored parity with two goals in the space of two minutes just past the hour mark from Malachi Farquharson and Joel Ettiene. But Maltby were not to be denied a seventh away win of the season as Michel Cuckson’s 69th minute strike proved deceive.
Retford United saw their 13-match unbeaten away league record end with a 2-1 defeat at Pickering Town. Joe Danby and Lewis Taylor with a deflected shot three minutes before half time put the hosts in the driving seat. Richard Medcalf pulled one back 12 minutes from time but Rob Sanderson’s late red card ended the Badgers’ hopes of rescuing a point.
n Fixtures - Tuesday, Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division: Chorley v Frickley Athletic.
Toolstation NCEL League Cup 3rd round: Pickering Town v Dronfield Town.
Premier Division: Worksop Parramore v Staveley MW.
Division One: Hallam v Dinnington Town, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic v Hemsworth MW.