Three and easy for Armthorpe

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Armthorpe Welfare ended a run of three defeats on the bounce when they came behind twice to draw 3-3 against Tadcaster Albion, writes Paul Webster.

Armthorpe, fresh from a 3-0 reverse at the hands of Worksop Parramore just five days earlier, found themselves a goal down within just three minutes against Albion at Church Street, a defensive mix-up allowing Callum Ward to score.

Leo Fortune-West showed all his experience to thread the ball through a crowded six-yard box from the equaliser on 23 minutes.

And Armthorpe went ahead six minutes before the break, Stuart Gibbard’s powerful header from a James Walker corner.

But Tadcaster hit back to level on 59 minutes through Josh Barrett’s well taken effort, and then just three minutes later the visitors went in front for a second time when Steve Jeff knocked home a rebound.

Welfare restored parity on 69 minutes, Craig Morley slotting home - and then Armthorpe were denied all three points when Morley’s effort was cleared off the line.

Parkgate, meanwhile, beat troubled Staveley Miners Welfare 4-0.

Skipper Adam Shepherd opened the scoring eight minutes before half time.

And new signing Steven McDonnell, a striker from Maltby Main, put the game beyond doubt with two debut goals within the first ten minutes of the second half.

Craig Fletcher’s fourth goal in as many games saw the Steelmen end a run of four away defeats on the trot in league and cup.

Maltby Main continued their fine run of form, beating Heanor Town 2-1 thanks to headers from Matt Plant and Brian Cusworth.

The visitors pulled one back through Nico DeGirolamo.

Rossington Main were well beaten at Teversal, the 5-0 scoreline a repeat of the outcome when the teams clashed back in early September.

The result was Rossington’s third defeat on the trot, and means they have registered just one win in their last seven games.

Two goals from Kyle Pilmore late in the first half had Rossington on the back foot.

And when David Cockerill added a third on 65 minutes, Teversal were nearly home and dry.

They sealed the points with two goals in the last five minutes from Jamie Goodacre and Eli Mitchell.

Askern Villa continue to look nervously over their shoulders after their second home defeat in a week.

Villa, third from bottom, are on a miserable run of nine defeats in ten league games but have an 11-point cushion over bottom club Selby Town.

Villa were on the wrong end of a 6-0 scoreline against promotion hopefuls Cleethorpes Town in midweek.

Only 1-0 down at half-time, Town went on to wrap up the points with five goals inside the first 16 minutes of the second period.

It was similar story against Eccleshill United last weekend, where the visitors led 1-0 at the break through Ben Lamb’s 41st minute effort.

But Drake Trease doubled United’s lead two minutes after the break before the visitors ran in three more inside the final 19 minutes.

This weekend, Armthorpe host Bridlington Town, Parkgate face Lincoln Moorlands Railway and Maltby Main travel to Pickering Town.