Central Midlands League: Setback for title-chasing Thorne Colliery

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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.