A HAT trick from debutant Chris Wood helped Parkgate come back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Selby Town.
The victory saw the Steelmen hold onto second place, fending off the charge of Bridlington Town who are currently three points behind but with two games in hand.
It did not look good when Selby took a second minute lead as Paul Ashton caught the Parkgate defence napping and lobbed James Jenkinson from the edge of the box.
Another defensive error cost Parkgate dear as they allowed the ball to run into the path of on form Gary Nimmo who slotted under Jenkinson.
Parkgate looked shell shocked but responded well with Nathan Swindells forcing a full length save from Jody Barford on 19 minutes.
It took until 10 minutes from the break for the Steelmen to hit back. Janni Lipka broke down the left and found Wood who rounded the keeper and slotted past the covering defenders.
Swindells went close again with another long range effort but could not draw his side level before the break.
Parkgate were out early for the second half, and they were on the front foot from the off.
Keir Hannity skimmed the side netting after linking up with James Ghaichem.
It took heroics from Jenkinson to keep Parkgate in contention as he shoved a point blank Chaz Wrigley header over the bar.
Parkgate broke from the corner and a defensive error gave Wood time to pick his spot.
Selby were fully rocked and Parkgate pursued the winner, rewarded on 13 minutes when Wood met a fine cross to seal his hat trick.
Lee Pallender rattled the bar and Parkgate’s nerves from a free kick but the hosts held on for the win.
Parkgate host Thackley on Saturday.