Thorne Colliery’s Central Midlands League North Division title hopes suffered a setback in one of the few games to beat the weather.
Fourth-placed Colliery, who boast games in hand over all three sides above them, had to settle for an Adam Atkinson consolation goal in their 2-1 defeat at Kinsley Boys.
Thorne’s defeat adds extra importance to Saturday’s home game against second-placed AFC Mansfield, whose rearranged game at Bentley Colliery was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Harworth Colliery, who have played four games more, joined the the Nottinghamshire side in second place after avenging their shock 4-0 defeat at lowly Askern the previous weekend in the return at Scrooby Road.
Lee Edmundson put the home side ahead only for the in-form Alex Rennie to level the scores just before the break.
But second half goals by Tom Pick and Russ Taylor put paid to Askern’s hopes of continuing their mini-revival.
Brodsworth Welfare’s clash at bottom club Welbeck was another game to fall victim to the wet weather.
Welfare are scheduled to visit AFC Mansfield on Wednesday night.