The Toolstation NCEL Premier Division and Division One tables are beginning to take shape for the 2020/21 season after another midweek of high scoring action.Yorkshire Amateur
have extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division to four points after coming from behind to win 3-1 at home to Thackley
Ben Grech-Brooksbank had put the visitors ahead as they looked to get out of the bottom three by causing an upset but Casey Stewart and Fernando Moke struck in quick succession towards the end of the first period to give the Ammers a 2-1 interval lead.
Ross Killock then added a third on 86 minutes to make sure of the win for Neil Sibson and Craig Ogilvie's side who have dropped only two points in their seven matches so far.
, however, are looking strong contenders for a title charge having made it five wins out of five to lift them up into second spot, the latest a 3-0 victory at Penistone Church
Kevy Tarangazo's first half opener was added to after the break by Paul Walker and Oliver Fearon to move them above Bridlington Town who were without a game.
and Maltby Main
now complete the top five after they both secured wins.
Leon Howarth's double in the final quarter of the game was the icing on the cake for Handsworth who defeated visitors Bottesford Town
5-1 with Joe Parkin, Samuel Smith and Oscar Radford also netting for the Ambers whilst Dayle Hutson scored for the Poachers who remain next-to-bottom.
Maltby, meanwhile, trailed to a first half stoppage time strike from Alex Burton until they turned on the style at Garforth Town
to net three times in eight minutes in the last quarter of the game.
Jonathan Hill levelled matters before Mitchell Dunne put Main ahead and Bradley Beatson made sure of a 3-1 victory on 79.
are up to eighth following a 2-1 win at Eccleshill United
, Joshua Batty and Jack Varley with their goals in the opening period, Jonathan Irving with what was a consolation for the Eagles on 82 minutes.
And, Hemsworth Miners Welfare
climb into the top half of the table after Jeff Steven, Jason Davis and Layton Swaine netted in a 3-0 defeat of hosts Albion Sports
The top five sides in Division One all won with Campion
's seventh win out of seven keeping them at the summit, a point clear of Emley AFC
Edward Tordoff snatched a 74th minute winner for Campion in a tight 1-0 victory at Retford FC
and Emley triumphed 2-1 at Hallam
, Kyle Willis' penalty added to by James Eyles before Matthew Birks pulled one back for the hosts.
A brace for Reece Moody helped Brigg Town
to a 3-0 win at basement side Glasshoughton Welfare
, Reece Newell also getting on the scoresheet late on for the Zebras.
stay fourth after a first half goal from Daniel East and Scott Phillips penalty gave them a 2-1 home victory over Nostell Miners Welfare
who threatened a late comeback when Nathan Hawkhead opened their account on 79 minutes.
were the midweek's top scorers as a hat-trick from Jack Watson set them up nicely for a 7-2 defeat of Harrogate Railway Athletic
who played most of the game with ten men after Carl Robinson's dismissal.
Alfred Thompson and Watson had Main 2-0 by the interval but the Rail surged back at the start of the second period, quickly levelling the score through Fraser Lancaster and Kieran Greenaway, before the fifth-placed visitors made their extra man count with two more for Watson, added to by Jason Stokes, Monosse Kianga and Tyla Bell.
Jamie Austin went one better than Watson, however, as he netted four of Parkgate
's goals in a 6-1 home win against Armthorpe Welfare
who drop into the bottom three.
Brandon Bagley and Sam Ackroyd also scored for the Steelmen who surge up to ninth.
And, Dronfield Town
were 2-1 victors at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
, Callum Mawbey and Daniel Wood on the scoresheet for Chris Millington's side whilst Elliot Wilson scored late on for the hosts.
Meanwhile, Selby Town
's trip to Hall Road Rangers
was called off due to COVID-19 precautions.
Photo: Joe Parkin opens the scoring for Handsworth in their 5-1 home victory over Bottesford Town on Wednesday night, a win that moves the Ambers up to fourth in the Premier Division table. (Picture: Ken Allsebrook)