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BALBY Academy of Sport hung on to top spot in Division Three of the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League on goal difference despite going down 3-2 away to eighth-placed Armthorpe Village, who had only won twice in their previous seven games.

Third-placed Maltings, who have two games in hand, remain 10 points adrift of the top two after suffering a 5-4 defeat away to Horse & Groom Town. Nigel Wilson was Horse and Groom’s hat-trick hero with Andy Gilly bagging a brace.

Tank charged into fifth place on the back of an 8-2 win over bottom club Hatfield Chace. James Faulkner scored a double hat-trick for the winners with Alan Howcroft and Adrian Howe also chipping in. Scott Snaith and Lee Stevens hit the consolation goals.

Second-placed Waggies lost 2-0 at home to Ingram Arms (Jay Potter, own goal). Unbeaten Division Four leaders Catholic Club, took their goal tally to 39 in six games with an 8-2 win at lowly Harvester.

Second-placed Hesley suffered another heavy defeat, this time an 8-0 beating at the the hands of Bessacarr, who climbed two places to fourth. James Stewart claimed three of the Bessacarr goals with Owen White 2, James Batson and James Sharp also getting in on the act.

Rossington United made it three from four games with a 9-2 victory over Balby Rovers. Andrew Culshaw led the way with a hat-trick with Scott Wilson, 2, and Peter Shelley 2, Mark Ridley and Kyle Debenham also weighing in with goals. Yorkshire Grey beat Glassmaker by the odd goal in three thanks to Michael Dickinson and Craig Atkins.

Willaspoons took over top spot in Division Five from Walton Wanderers, who were without a game, after beating Inter Debs 5-2. Hat-trick hero Paul Kostyszyn caught the eye for the winners with Michael Ryan and James Hartley-Sinclair also scoring. Richard Crawforth and Carl Hinsley were the Debs’ scorers.

The Vault climbed to third following their 3-1 win at Balby Rec (Ricky Cauldwell).

M25 (Andrew Pegg) remain bottom on goal difference following their 5-1 defeat at The Askern. Grey Smyth, 2, Jason Kidd, Jordan Watson, Robbie Rowlands were the visitors’ marksmen.