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Parkgate v Rotherham.....Millers Dan Rowe beats Parkgate's Scott Whittington
Parkgate v Rotherham.....Millers Dan Rowe beats Parkgate's Scott Whittington

Parkgate picked up their third league win in a row with a 3-1 victory over Albion Sports.

The Steelmen didn’t have things all their own way on a windy afternoon, however, and the outcome could have been very different if Thomas Dugdale’s seventh-minute shot had gone in, instead of hitting the bar and rebounding to safety.

Instead, Parkgate took the lead on 39 minutes against the run of play.

Scott Whittington broke and squared the ball to George Morley on the edge of the box, and he fired low across the ground into the bottom corner.

The last attempt of the first half came from Parkgate, as a long range shot from Daniel Abdulla went just wide.

It took the visitors just one minute after the restart to equalise, with a goal from a very acute angle on their right by Adam Jones.

Parkgate keeper Richard Watson saved his side from going further behind in the 54th minute, saving from Malacki Farquharson.

And that save looked even more important when, on 67 minutes, Simon Mirfin fired the home side in front.

And, with 12 minutes of the game left, Adam Houghton sealed the points with a third.

n Parkgate: Richard Watson, Ashley Emson, Piers Bond, Reece Wesley (Capt), Scott Lowe, Simon Mirfin, Daniel Abdulla, Andrew Dawson, George Morley, Adam Houghton, Scott Whittington.

n Subs: Dean Sidebottom, Jonathan Wragg, Dylan Parrott, Stuart Lowe.

n Albion Sports: Aaron Brian, Elliott Holmes, Asif Hussain (capt) Lee Elam, James Stansfield, Danny Brown, Adam Jones, Liam Ormsby, Danny Facey, Malacki Farqurharson, Thomas Dugdale.

n Subs: Lee McGowan, Joel Ettienne, Daniel Walker, Bradley Riley, Sam Dibb.