Villa storm to victory

ASKERN Villa enjoyed a great 4-1 win at Division One promotion hopefuls Glasshoughton Welfare after storming into a three goal interval lead.

Villa went ahead on 22 minutes with a header from Tom McLaughlin and Daniel Ferguson made it 2-0 with a penalty before Michael Evans converted from close range.

Carl Fothergill pulled one back but McLaughlin struck again to wrap up the points.

* Rossington Main saw their eight match unbeaten run brought to a halt with a 3-2 home defeat against Louth Town.

A mix up between defender and goalkeeper allowed Danny Kilmore to give Louth a 28th minutes lead before Rossington hit back with Liam Charlton scoring twice in three minutes just before the break.

Former Armthorpe striker Bruno Holden levelled the scores and Louth grabbed the winner with two minutes remaining when Jack Debnam beat the offside trap to fire home despite scuffing his shot.

* Brodsworth MW again showed great resilience despite their precarious position at the foot of the table when they were narrowly beaten 2-1 at Leeds Carnegie - just four days after a battling 3-1 home defeat against Barton Town Old Boys.

Leeds broke their resolve with two quick goals before Brodsworth pulled one back with a superb 30-yard effort from Josh Copland.

* Maltby Main bounced back to form with a first win in six beating Lincoln Moorlands Railway 1-0 at home.

It was no more than they deserved after creating by far the better chances.

The winner came in the 63rd minute when Rob Branagan tucked the ball away from close range from Jonathan Brown’s driven low cross.

* Armthorpe return to action this weekend with a trip to the seaside where they take on Scarborough Athletic (1pm) and Maltby make the short trip to Sheffield were they take on bottom of the table Hallam.

In Division One, Askern face a tough game at home to leaders Staveley Miners Welfare.

Villa will be aiming to become the first side to do the league double over the championship favourites following a 3-0 win at Inkersall Road in August.

Brodsworth face two clashes against the two teams directly above them in the table.

They start with the visit of next to bottom Appleby Frodingham, followed by a trip to Hemsworth MW next Wednesday, while Rossington go to Pontefract Collieries in search of a ninth away win of the season.