The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 15th October 2011
....the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South table on Saturday.
Conor Higginson gave the home side a 9th minute lead, but visiting strugglers Market Drayton Town shocked the home fans by turning that round into a 2-1 lead through Martyn Davies after 19 minutes and Stuart Ellis 10 minutes later.
Ashley Longstaff pulled Sheffield level 7 minutes after half-time and then David Graham made it 3-1 on 67 minutes, with Longstaff`s second 6 minutes from time adding the icing on the cake.
And to make matters even better for Sheffield, overnight leaders Ilkeston FC suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at basement side Quorn – Lawrie Dudfield`s side`s first win of the season.
Ashley Robinson gave the Leicestershire side a 7th minute lead but Gary Ricketts equalised around the half-hour mark.
But the expected onslaught never happened, and instead Kris Nurse restored the home side`s advantage on 71 minutes.
Tyrell Waite looked to have salvaged a point for the Robins with an 87th minute leveller, only for Nurse to grab a late winner for Quorn.
Managerless Stamford are third after beating Newcastle Town by the odd goal in five at home.
However, they had to come back from being 2-0 down to goals from Greg Daniels and Leon Ashman to win.
David Staff bagged a brace on 64 and 80 minutes to pull the Daniels back on terms, and Lee Beeson won in with 3 minutes remaining.
Sean Cann's 49th minute goal was enough to end Rainworth Miners Welfare`s thirteen-match winless run at high-riding Sutton Coldfield Town.
Cann had hit the post with a first half penalty but, despite carrying an injury, he atoned with a delightful lob just after the break.
Rainworth were twice saved by the goal frame but deserved their luck on the day.
Carlton Town beat neighbours Hucknall Town 3-1 in an entertaining game at Stoke Lane.
After an even opening quarter, when the visitors had a goal disallowed for a push, the home side took the initiative and Ian Brown hit a brace shortly before half-time.
In the second half Hucknall got back into the game when Grant Ryan converted a penalty but Wiggins-Thomas capped an excellent display with a goal of his own to seal victory for the Millers.
Elsewhere, Marvin Johnson scored four times as Romulus hammered New Mills 5-2 on their own patch, while recent signing Tom Garrick netted all three of Lincoln United`s goals in the 3-2 Ashby Avenue success over Coalville Town, and Terry Barwick bagged a brace to help Goole AFC to a 3-1 Victoria Pleasure Grounds win over Loughborough Dynamo.