FOOTBALL: Results take a turn for better

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It was a better day last Saturday, as five of our nine clubs won.

In The Baris North Counties East Leagues Premier Division, Parkgate fortunes took a turn for the better when they travelled to inform Long Eaton United and despite going behind after only six minutes they rallied round new manager Russ Eagle and won 2-1.

On Tuesday in the League Cup tie they beat Appleby Frodingham 5-1.

On Saturday in the F.A.Vase Second Round they entertain Esh Winning from the Northern League.

Staveley made it six league and cup games without defeat last Saturday when they beat hosts Lincoln Moorlands, who were unbeaten in four games, 2-0 after a poor encounter in which the home side had a player sent off at half time. Ryan Damms, with his 14th goal of the season and Simon Barraclough finding the net.

They have not conceded a goal in 270 minutes of football as they move up to seventh place in the table and it sets them up nicely for they big clash on Saturday at Inkersall Green, where they face an inform Brighouse Town in the Vase.

Then the following Wednesday it is the league cup tie takes centre stage as Staveley face Hall Road Rangers at home.

Maltby Main enjoyed a rare win last Saturday when after a going a goal down inside five minutes they beat Armthorpe Welfare 2-1. They now face free scoring top of the table Bridlington Town and I would suggest a point would be a great reward for manager Chris Dunn’s players.

Worksop Parramores second spot in the division is fast fading, when last Saturday they crashed to a 2-1 defeat away at inform Tadcaster Albion. Manager Darren Bland faces a big test that is made no easier with seven of their next nine matches away. On Saturday they are at Sandy Lane to welcome Barton Town who are in fourth place.

In Division One Hallam slumped to their second defeat in a row and move back into the bottom two after losing a seven goal thriller to a struggling Appleby Frodingham 4-3, The “Countrymen” now face a tough “Derby” encounter on Saturday when they visit Dinnington Town.

Fifteenth placed Dinnington were boosted by a cracking 3-1 win at Yorkshire Amateurs on Saturday with Cartledge, Roper and McKenzie scoring their goals in their first win for five matches.

Worsbrough Bridge made it nine league games without defeat at Park Road last Saturday with a 3-1 success over Rossington Main. They are fourth in the table after nine league and cup games without defeat and on Tuesday they faced inform visitors Louth United in the League Cup second round and they were surprisingly beaten with a shock 3-0 defeat. On Saturday they visit Appleby Frodingham.

In the Evo-Stik Leagues Premier Division, Stocksbridge Park enjoyed they biggest success for a long time when they beat Kendal Town 5-0 away. Manager Darren Schofield was delighted with the team’s efforts and he must be hoping for more of the same on Saturday, when third placed Hednesford Town visit the Look Local Stadium.

In Division One South, Sheffield FC’s miserable home form continued last Saturday when visitors Chase Town took a two goal lead, before a goal either side of half time by Shoquilee McKenzie and Andy Gascoigne earned them a point after a battling 2-2 draw.

On Tuesday they came from 3-1 down to beat Harrogate Railway 5-3 in the League Cup. They now face two struggling sides and manager Curtis Woodhouse must surely be demanding six points from his players, when on Saturday they travel to 20th placed Romulous before coming home next Tuesday to face 17th placed Mickleover Sports.