Northern Counties East League: Armthorpe Welfare pegged back for a draw
Armthorpe WelfareÂ saw two-points slip away at Dronfield Town in a game of two halves.
Luke Williams edged Welfare in frontÂ on 21 minutes with a fine individual goal, cutting inside from the left and going past a defender before finding the bottom corner.
Williams was instrumental in the second on 38Â minutes, getting away down the left before crossing for Josh Bucknall to convert his ninth goalÂ of the season to give Mike Carmody's side a 2-0 lead at interval.
Dronfield fought back in the second half. Welfare goalkeeper Ryan Bedford did his best saving a penalty but the home side did reduced the arrears on 68 minutesÂ when Tom Fairweather headed in from a corner.
And just three minutes later Dronfield had restored parity as Callum Mawbey curled in a free-kick
'We were superb in the first half, ' said Carmody. 'Everything we worked onÂ '“Â pace movement, tempo Â and moving the ball around '“Â we put that into the first half and deserved our lead.
'Our second half performance left a lot to be desired.
'We showed none of the of those traitsÂ but full credit to Dronfield for them to dig in and turn the game around.
'We as a team know that we have to sort out our inability to play for 90 minutes. Â
'That said, we are probably one of the youngest squads in the leagueÂ so we have to learn how to manage games.
'It's something we'll be working on very hard to put right for this Saturday's return fixture.'Â
Harworth CollieryÂ slumped to a fifth league defeat on the spin after being thumped 7-1 at home by high-riding Grimsby Borough.
The game was as good as over inside the opening 34 minutes with the visitors taking a commanding 4-0 lead.
With only seven minutes played, Daniel Trott scored from outside the penalty area to give the visitors the lead.
It became two onÂ 12Â minutes with Trott netting again from the edge of the penalty area.
Unfortunately HarworthÂ hadÂ no response to Grimsby's fine passing display and paid the price onÂ 23Â minutesÂ a header from an unmarked Callum Lovett made itÂ 3-0.
Trott broke through the defence onÂ 34Â minutes to claim his third goal and Grimsby's fourth.
There was justÂ Â glimmer of hope for HarworthÂ just before the intervalÂ as Bruno Holden rounded the visiting keeper toÂ reduce the arrears.
The second half saw more positivity from Harworth, yet they conceded a fifth goal scored by Marc Cooper on 68 minutes which effectively sealed the win for the visitors.Â
A Jack Debnam penalty made it six onÂ 79Â minutes and James WrootÂ pouncedÂ on a loose ball to complete the scoringÂ five minutes from time.
OnÂ Saturday Harworth travel to Winterton Rangers who are top of the league and haveÂ alreadyÂ beaten CollieryÂ twice this season.
In the Premier Division, Maltby MainÂ went down 1-0 at home against Knaresborough Town which saw the Miners beaten for the first time in five outings in a game that saw both teams finish with ten-men
Brad Walker knocked home the rebound after a shot had comeback off the crossbar on six minutes for what proved to be the only goal of the game.
Knaresborough found themselves down to ten-men inside the first minute of the second half. Nick Black Â shown a straight red for kicking out.
Josh Nodder Â volleyed just over as the MinersÂ looked to make their numerical advantage count. However, that all changed on 57 minutes when Danny Frost was harshly sent offÂ as he attempted to block the ball.
Maltby went agonisingly close to grabbing a late equaliser when Jonathan Hill's effortÂ from a corner struck the post.