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Shaw Lane Emphatically Return to The Top

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Shaw Lane AFC returned to the top of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South table on Tuesday night after an emphatic 6-0 win at Ashby Avenue against Lincoln United.

A brace of Ryan Qualter headers after 7 and 16 minutes had the high-flying visitors firmly in command.

Seven minutes into the second half, Gavin Allott made it 3-0.

United had a chance to get back into the game soon afterwards, but Danny Brooks missed from the penalty spot.

He was punished further just before the hour-mark when Gary Burnett added Shaw Lane`s fourth and, despite the home side having two efforts cleared off the line, the visitors wrapped up a convincing win with a second for Allott after 64 minutes and then Spencer Harris 5 minutes later.

The only game in the First Division North on Tuesday saw Ramsbottom United remain a point in front of Droylsden in mid-table after the sides shared a 1-1 Butcher`s Arms draw.

Rammy led through Grant Spencer`s goal 8 minutes before the break.

But Jamie Frost`s penalty 20 minutes from time salvaged a draw for the Bloods.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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