gate show some derby day steel

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Parkgate heaped the misery onto neighbours Armthorpe Welfare with a 3-2 victory - only their second in the league since the opening day.

The result extended Welfare’s slump under Brian Johnston - after winning six out of eight games in September, Armthorpe have only registered one from seven outings in October.

To add to Johnston’s frustration, Welfare twice led against the Steelmen.

Stuart Preston gave Armthorpe a 32nd minute lead after a free-kick had rebounded into his path.

Parkgate were back on level terms seven minutes into the second half through Scott Preece on the follow-up.

Darren Mansaram restored Welfare’s the lead on 62 minutes, holding off a defender to score from a tight angle.

But Preece, with a good finish, levelled for a second time before Adam Houghton pounced for the winner, ghosting in at the back post to head home. Welfare have no game this weekend, which will give Johnston a little extra time to get his team back into shape following the slump in results.

Parkgate, who travelled to Staveley MW on Tuesday evening, host Heanor Town this weekend.

Maltby Main’s scheduled game at Worksop Parramore this weekend has been postponed, which means the Miners’ next action will be a County FA Senior Cup third round tie at home to Oughtibridge next Wednesday.

Main made it seven wins on the spin last weekend, beating struggling Nostell MW 3-1 to complete a first league double of the season despite seeing Nicky Darker sent off just before the hour mark with the score at 1-1.

Adrian Morris gave Maltby an 11th minute lead on his debut but that was cancelled out through a Will Hayton free-kick three minutes from the break.

Rob Branagan restored the lead for the ten men on 65 minutes from Brain Cusworth’s knock down in the area.

Branagan sealed the points with his second and the Miners third 14 minutes from time seizing on a loose ball to run into the area to slide past the advancing keeper.

Rossington Main go to Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday looking to improve an away record that has seen them win just one and lose four of the last six league outings on the road.

Rossington were beaten 4-2 at home in midweek by Knaresborough Town when goals either side of the interval from Will Rowley and a Tom Hyde penalty saw Steve Lodge’s side fight back from two goals down only for the visitors to score twice inside the last 20 minutes.

That was followed by a heavy 6-1 defeat at Hall Road Rangers last weekend.

Main were left with it all to do after Ben Kinsley scored a hat trick inside the opening 14 minutes including one from the penalty spot.

Niall Doyle pulled one back on 50 minutes with a controlled finish from a Brad Billam cross.

But Ben Silburn resorted the three goal cushion from distance, before Matt Crane and Leighton Mathewson completed the scoring.