Hallam were thumped 7-1 at Worksop Parramore on a day to forget for Julian Watts’ team, who finished the game with nine-men as on-form Parramore extended their lead to five points at the top of Division One.
Parrmaore ook a seventh minute lead as Gavin Davis hit his sixth of the season. The Blues then lost midfielder Chris Dickman on 28 minutes, given a straight red for a late challenge. To rub salt in the wounds ex-Hallam winger Scott Preece doubled the home sides lead.
Tom Nolan put the game out of reach with the third five minutes into the second half before another Hallam old boy Simon Asquith, on as a sub, hit a hat-trick with Nolan bagging his second.
The only reply came when Jonathan Bownes headed in from a Ben Kistell cross. But two minutes later Bownes became the second Hallam player to be sent-off following a second yellow card.
Dinnington Town slumped 3-0 at home defeat against AFC Emley as the visitors made it three wins from the last four.
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic made it three without defeat after staging a late fightback to draw 2-2 at Shirebrook Town. The home side leading 2-0 at half-time. But Lee Garside pulled one back on 80 minutes before converting a penalty four minutes later.
Rossington Main maintained their 100% away league record with a 3-2 victory at Grimsby Borough.
In the Premier Division Maltby Main came away with a 2-2 draw at Selby Town despite playing for most of the game with 10 men. Gary Collier had put Selby ahead inside the first minute when controversy struck in the 10th minute. Maltby’s Mick Jones went down after appearing to be elbowed in the face but the referee booked Jones for simulation, which enraged the bruised defender who was then shown a red card, presumably for comments made to the match official. Nevertheless the Miners hit back to level through Greg Mason penalty on 33 minutes after Rob Branagan had been brought down. Branagan pounced from close range to put Maltby 2-1 two minutes after the break but they had to be content with a point when Craig Aspinall restored parity midway through the second half.
TUESDAY - League Cup First Round: Worksop Parramore v Yorkshire Amateur.
League Cup Second Round: Askern Villa v AFC Emley.
Division One: Dinnington Town v Albion Sports, Glasshoughton Welfare v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.
WEDNESDAY - FA Cup First Qualifying Round Replay: Staveley MW v Pickering Town.
Wilkinson Sword Trophy First Round: Hallam v Appleby Frodingham (at Appleby).