Title race remains in Aquaforce’s hands

Shaw Lane Aquaforce defender James Cotterill was controversially sent off

Shaw Lane Aquaforce defender James Cotterill was controversially sent off

Shaw Lane Aquaforce’s title hopes took a whack after Craig Elliott’s men were beaten 3-0 by rivals Worksop Town.

But, the race for the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division top spot remains in Aquaforce’s hands as the Barnsley-based outfit have six games in hand of Worksop.

Aquaforce could go five points of Worksop if they win them.

It was a rare bad day at the office for Shaw Lane, who fell behind early to a Jake Scott goal.

James Cotterill’s controversial red card then laid the game on a plate for Worksop.

Conor Higginson then doubled the lead before Joe Thornton was dismissed.

Tom Elliott completed Worksop’s win in the last minute.

Tadcaster’s hopes took another costly blow as they drew 1-1 at Pickering Town.

At the other end, Glasshoughton Welfare and Retford look set to fill the bottom two spots.

Glasshoughton were 2-0 up at Albion Sports after 26 minutes, but went onto lose 9-2.

Retford were thrashed 6-0 by Heanor Town.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Armthorpe, Maltby, Cleethorpes, Handsworth Parramore and Thackley.

Pontefract Collieries are back on top of Division One after beating hopeless Grimsby Borough 5-2.

AFC Emley lost 4-2 at Rossington Main. Emley came from being 2-0 down, but succumbed to two late goals.

Clipstone won 2-1 at AFC Mansfield to heavily boost their chances of promotion.

Hemsworth re-kindled their hopes with a 1-0 win at Lincoln Moorlands Railway.

In Evo Stik Division One North, Ossett Town, Brighouse Town and Ossett Albion recorded victories.

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