Denaby United continued their 100% record in the Doncaster Senior League’s Premier Division, with a 5-3 win away at Yorkshire Main.
Neil Spruce and Steve Ellor led the way with a brace each, and Aaron Rumble rounded things off with a goal on his United debut.
United were good value for their win, but were fortunate that a poor second-half display didn’t see the result go the other way.
Indeed, Main twice drew level in the game, before United pulled away and sealed their fifth win from as many outings.
United had a decent sight of goal as early as the third minute, when Ellor’s cross-shot rattled the bar.
United tok the lead on 12 minutes when Rumble and Ellor again combined, and Spruce was on hand to tuck the ball home and put his side ahead.
Then twice in the space of 60 seconds United - who lost Mark Gedney to injury after just 15 minutes - could have gone two up, with both Spruce and Ellor denied.
Spruce did make it two shortly after, fed by Ross Petty, but United never got going in the second half and Main hit back to 2-2. United regained the lead again when the Yorkshire Main goalkeeper was penalised for picking up a backpass. Spruce’s quick thinking gave Ellor an easy chance to make it 3-2.
But again Main hit back, and the scores were level again four minutes later.
Rumble then marked his debut by putting United ahead with a shot from range, and Ellor made the points safe with his second a minute from time.
Rossington Main continue to head the chasing group following their 3-1 win at struggling Armthorpe Markham Main.
Calum Coburn struck twice for Main with Peter Walmsley also chipping in. Chris Conroy claimed the Armthorpe consolation.
Hemsworth MW, who made a delayed start to the season, dropped their first points after successive wins when being held to a 1-1 draw by visiting South Elmsall United.
Graham Phillips grabbed the Hemsworth goal with Adrian Howe on target for United as they banked their first away point of the season.
The Denaby Main-Sutton Rovers clash was postponed.
Neither of the top two sides in Division One were in league action.
Third-placed Harworth Colliery missed out on the chance to close to within five points of second-placed Dunscroft United after being held to a 4-4 draw at Scawthorpe Scorpions.
Daniel Bell, Michael Wibberley, Adam Paxkowski and Steven Lindsay shared out the Colliery goals with Ryan Walker (2), Lee Bullock and an own goal accounting for the Scawthorpe tally. Ackworth United climbed into fourth on the back of a 3-2 win at Bentley Pumas.
n Denaby Juniors battled back from a goal down to beat Balby Carr 3-1. AJ Nota hit a brace - including a 25-yard free-kick - and Luke Lindley rounded off the scoring.
“It was a great team performance all round,” boss Andrew Nota said.