Parkgate make it three in a row

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Parkgate and Staveley Miners Welfare kept their promotion hopes alive with vital wins on a day when all the regions Premier Division teams picked up maximum points.

The Steelmen came from a goal down to beat Hall Road Rangers 4-2 at Green Lane to make it three league wins on the spin.

Staveley got their promotion push back on track with a fine 2-1 win at fifth-placed Thackley, who had gone into the game unbeaten in the last seven outings.

Leaders Scarborough Athletics 2-1 defeat at Barton Town allowed Retford United to go top after a 4-0 win at Liversedge.

Armthorpe Welfare romped to their first league win in four games thrashing hapless Nostell Miners Welfare 6-1 at Church Street.

Maltby Main moved off the bottom of the table beating fellow strugglers Pickering Town 1-0 away to end a run of 19 league games without a win, and in doing so move to within two-points of safety from relegation.

The decisive moment came on 62 minutes when Ben Langford ran onto a threaded through pass to slip the ball past the keeper from six-yards.

In Division One, Hallam picked up a point from a 2-2 draw at Bottesford Town in a game they really ought to have taken all-three points. Liam Morris gave the Blues the lead on seven minutes, turning inside the box from James Cook’s pullback to rifle home from 16-yards.

A minute later Aaron Moxam doubled the lead tapping in from Cook’s low cross.

Bottesford pulled one back when Scott Wilby drilled in a low shot from the edge of the box on 67 minutes. Wilby struck again from close range to earn the home side a share of the spoils.

Rossington Main completed a remarkable league double over Division One leaders Worksop Parramore as Steve Lodge’s men followed up last month’s 4-1 win at Sandy Lane with a thumping 5-1 victory at Oxford Street.

Rossington made the break through on 17 minutes through Lee Holmes. Willie McGhie doubled the advantage eight minutes before the break.

Gavin Davies glanced home a header on 56 minutes to halve the deficit. Rossington restored their two goal cushion through Zeph Thomas. And Thomas grabbed his second and Main’s fourth on 70 minutes.

Holmes put the gloss on a polished Rossington performance with the fifth.

Tuesday: League Cup Second Round: Askern Villa v AFC Emley

Wednesday: Presidents Cup Second Round: Tadcaster Albion v Staveley MW.