Hemsworth move top after eighth straight win

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TWO LATE goals saw away-day kings Hemsworth MW move to the summit of the Toolstation NCEL Division One after a 3-2 victory at Grimsby Borough.

In the process, Wayne Benn’s side secured their eighth successive victory and maintained their superb unbeaten league run on the road this term, which has seen them amazingly win seven and draw one of their eight matches thus far.

Their winner arrived five minutes from time from Daniel Crichton, five minutes after Harry Viggars drew Welfare level.

Hemsworth found themselves trailing 2-0, but hit back on the restart, with Shane Kelsey setting the ball rolling by reducing the arrears on 55 minutes – ahead of the powerhouse comeback in the final ten minutes.

Welfare have leapfrogged AFC Mansfield to top spot and now hold a one-point lead.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire Amateur lost out 3-1 at home to AFC Emley – despite forging ahead courtesy of Thomas Rose in the 23rd minute.

But just a minute later, Alex Hallam levelled for the visitors and Ashley Flynn fired Emley in front on the half-hour.

Flynn added his second to seal the win just before the hour mark.

Garforth Town’s Premier Division match with visiting Thackley was abandoned after 75 minutes due to fog.

The woe continued at apace for Nostell, hammered 6-1 at home to Clipstone, despite taking an early lead through Josh Whitley.

Clipstone soon levelled and powered past Nostell in the second period, hitting four goals in a 23-minute spell, with Alec Denton and Alex Nightingale at the double.

Goole lost out 2-1 at Lincoln United in the First Division South and Frickley’s Premier Division clash with Darlington 1883 was called off.

Tonight, Pontefract Colls can move up to 13th in the Premier Division if they beat Retford.

Liversedge have a tough assignment at high-flying Worksop Town, who can go top above Tadcaster Albion with victory over Sedge.

Albion Sports welcome Bradford Park Avenue in a second-round West Riding County Cup encounter.

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