The Toolstation NCEL's participation in this season's Emirates FA Cup came to an end, Handsworth Parramore edged the Sandy Lane derby and Winterton Rangers made it eight wins out of eight on a dramatic afternoon of football on Saturday.
Our remaining two sides in the FA Cup - Knaresborough Town
and Staveley Miners Welfare
- both faced higher-ranked opposition in their Second Round Qualifying ties and were unable to cause an upset.
Knaresborough welcomed Evo-Stik League Premier Division side Workington to Manse Lane and, despite a late goal from Benjamin Cohen, they were beaten 4-1 by their visitors in front of a club record attendance of 507.
Staveley, meanwhile, were at home to Vanarama National League North outfit and former NCEL side Guiseley but the three division gap proved too much as they produced a battling performance but went down 4-0.
In the Premier Division, a devastating first-half display by leaders Hemsworth Miners Welfare
sees them remain a point clear at the summit as a Bradley Dockerty brace, along with goals from Richard Collier and Seon Ripley, saw them 4-0 up by the 38th minute at home to Liversedge
The visitors sparked into life with Joe Walton getting their first just before the interval before his second and a Mitchell Hamilton strike brought them back to 4-3 by the hour mark but, surprisingly, that was the final goal of the match and Hemsworth claimed their sixth league victory of the campaign.
remain on their coat-tails in second spot with a 4-1 home win over fellow promoted side Eccleshill United
, Matthew Dempsey, Ashley Flynn, Brice Tiani and Harrison Blakey netting for the hosts whilst Luke Harrop claimed the away side's solitary reply.
Third-placed Maltby Main
lost ground with a 2-1 defeat at home to Bottesford Town
who climb to tenth, Lee Ridley and Robbie Leaning's goals for the visitors sandwiching Danny Frost's 21st minute strike.
drop to fifth as Kyle Wordsworth's injury-time goal proved decisive as away side Athersley Recreation
went away with the points, a 2-1 victory moving the Rec out of the bottom three.
And, Handsworth complete the top six after a last-gasp winner saw the landlords beat their tenants Worksop Town
3-2 at the King of Soho Stadium in front of the Premier Division's biggest crowd of the season, 441.
Craig Mitchell opened the scoring for Worksop who were the home side but the Amber Parras led at the break through Oscar Radford and Oliver Fearon only for Matthew Reay to level things up once again on 56 minutes.
But, Alex Rippon pounced in stoppage time to give Handsworth the narrow victory that moves them up the table whilst Worksop fall to eleventh.
Harrogate Railway Athletic
hauled themselves off the bottom with a 1-1 home draw against Bridlington Town
, Marcus Day with a 50th minute opener for the Rail that was cancelled out by Andrew Norfolk with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.
Mark Simpson, Devonte Newman-Morton and Niah Payne netted in Garforth Town
's 3-0 win over visitors Penistone Church
with the last two goals coming in the final few minutes of the match.
And, it was goalless in Thackley
's home match with Hall Road Rangers
, leaving them in fourteenth and sixteenth position, respectively.
In Division One, Winterton's faultless start to the league season continued with Luke Anderson and Adam Lee scoring at the beginning of each half to claim a 2-0 victory at home to Glasshoughton Welfare
Second-placed Nostell Miners Welfare
keep themselves three points behind the leaders after Kai Hancock, Jack Owen and Joe Wood scored as they won at the side just below them, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
remain in fourth after a 1-1 draw at Skegness Town
, Thomas Fairweather giving them the lead on 75 minutes before the hosts, who played most of the game with ten men after Jordan's Smith first-half sending off, showed great resistance to level almost immediately through Courtney Warren.
Jason Davis' hat-trick secured Campion
a 3-2 victory at East Yorkshire Carnegie
and moved his side up into fifth whilst Ruben Jerome also netted three times as AFC Emley
came from behind to win 3-1 at home to Swallownest
Carnegie drop into the bottom three with the two teams below them still unable to pick up their first league wins of the season.
Daniel Mason scored a consolation for basement side FC Bolsover
but visitors Rossington Main
went home 4-1 victors, their goals including a double for Declan Howe.
Jordan Buckham and Luke Williams gave Armthorpe Welfare
a 2-0 victory at Parkgate
in Billy Fox's last game in charge of the Steelmen who stay next-to-bottom with one point from their six matches so far.
Micah Bishop and Kieran Watson both struck twice in a 5-1 home win for Hallam
over Harworth Colliery
but Bishop's afternoon was ended prematurely with a red card.
And, Shirebrook Town
beat near neighbours and hosts Ollerton Town
, 3-1, Joe Cheeseman, Declan Brewin and Samuel Dockwray with the goals that move them up to eighth whilst Ollerton drop to sixteenth.
Photo: Ruben Jerome heads home Michael Tunnacliffe's free-kick for the second of his hat-trick in AFC Emley's 3-1 home win over Swallownest. (Picture: Mark Parsons)