Goals galore as Parkgate ship 8

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Our fans were treated to two seven-goal thrillers and a four-goal away win last Saturday - suggesting that some much-needed points could be in store this weekend.

Sheffield FC bounced back from two shock cup defeats to triumph 4-3 at play-off rivals Mickleover Sports.

Sheffield FC forward Zeph Thomas gets a push in the back from Gresley central defender and captain Jamie Barrett

Sheffield FC forward Zeph Thomas gets a push in the back from Gresley central defender and captain Jamie Barrett

Zeph Thomas (2), Andy Gascoigne and Joel Purkiss gave Club a 4-1 lead, and they held on to claim all three points.

Then on Tuesday, in the League Cup First Round, they lost 3-2 to Ossett Town, despite an eleventh goal in ten games from Thomas.

In the NCEL Premier Division, Parkgate may be one place above the relegation places but they gave table toppers Tadcaster Albion a scare last Saturday.

After leading three times, through goals from Scott Lowe, Scott Whittington and George Morley, they lost 4-3 with two winning goals coming in the final two minutes.

Then on Tuesday night, after five straight defeats, I saw them humiliated 8-0 at the hands of Heanor Town in the League Cup.

Maltby Main’s poor losing run was stretched to four games last Saturday when, after some poor refereeing, they crashed to another 3-1 defeat to Bridlington Town.

And on Tuesday, they went out of the League Cup after losing on penalties at Selby Town.

Certainly, though, the in-form team at the moment are Staveley.

Last Saturday, they were two goals adrift at high flying Brighouse Town. But after they had Lindley sent off on the hour, the ten-men battled to a 2-2 draw as Damms and Littlejohn scored in the last eight minutes. That result extended their unbeaten streak to six games.

In Division One, Dinnington Town lost 4-0 at in-form Knaresborough Town to leave them struggling in a relegation dog fight.

Once again Hallam slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Clipstone Welfare, as debut boy Liam Morris celebrated his return with a goal.

Without a win in nine league and cup games, the crisis bells are ringing out at Sandygate.

Another in-form team, though, are Worsbrough Bridge, who bounced back last Saturday with a resounding 4-0 success at bottom club Louth United as White, Podmore, Cawley and Shirt all found the net to send them into fourth place in the table.

On Tuesday night they visited Pickering Town for a Second Round League Cup tie and lost 1-0 in injury time after a promising performance.

* Fixtures: Saturday: Sheffield FC v Sutton Coldfield Town, Stocksbridge v AFC Flyde, Parkgate v Basford United, Long Eaton United v Worksop Parramore, Glasshoughton Welfare v Maltby Main, Staveley v Garforth Town, Dinnington Town v Pontefract Colliery, Teversal v Hallam, Worsbrough Bridge v Knaresborough Town. Tuesday: Darlington v Sheffield FC, Worksop Parramore v Long Eaton United, Athersley Recreation v Maltby Main, Nostell Miners Welfare v Staveley.