No change at the top as title rivals both win

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Sheffield Parramore continue to lead the Central Midlands League Supreme Division, on goal difference, from Derbyshire club Pinxton, both recording victories.

Sheffield Parramore visited strugglers Church Warsop Miners Welfare and goals by Tom Nolan (3), one a penalty, and Paul Billard gave the Yorkshire club a 4-0 win.

Pinxton were perhaps fortunate to win 2-1 at Harworth Colliery Welfare.

The home team led 1-0 through a goal by Kevin Shelley, but Pinxton hit the home team with two goals in the last two minutes, to steal the points. Jay Cooper, who came on as a substitute, scored both the goals.

Southwell City added further misery on the bottom club, Kimberley Town, as the visitors, who have yet to record a win this season, crashed to a 6-1 defeat at the War Memorial Ground. Bradley Wells, Matt Timson, Max Bylina, James Bennett and a brace from Lee Collopy bagged Southwell’s goals.

l In the Premier Division, Welbeck Welfare were just seven minutes away from securing their first league point since last October, but a heartbreaking goal from Shane Brumpton gave hosts Whatton United a narrow win at the Orston Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Welbeck were at full strength for once while Whatton had a weakened side through injuries and suspensions.

With chances in the first half at a premium, it was Whatton who came closest to breaking the deadlock when Gaz Kirkby forced a fingertip save from visiting keeper Chris Bennett with a close range header on the half-hour.

Whatton had the benefit of the wind at their backs in the second half, but Welbeck were first to show with Jamie Mawdsley and Kallum Omelia testing home keeper Ian Dable within two minutes of each other soon after the restart.

However, Whatton looked to press their home advantage and they forced several corners, but it was Welbeck who again went closest through James Prentice on 73 minutes and Danny Severn five minutes later at the other end.

Nevertheless, it was Whatton who got the winner on 83 minutes when a defensive mistake by Welbeck gifted the ball to the home side and Brumpton finished a neat move with a sweet shot across Bennett from 14 yards on the left.

Thoresby Colliery Welfare, in fifth place, lost 2-1 at Hutton Cranswick United, Russ Thorndyke on the mark for Thoresby.

l Depleted Ollerton crashed out of the Quartet Catering Challenge Cup 2-0 at Westella and Willerby, thanks to a second half double whammy by Mike Pecora and Dave Clement on an artificial surface.

Jason Flint twice came close for Ollerton while Dean Hankey saw a good header saved as the visitors had the first half edge.

But, after the break, Westella stepped up a gear and Pecora put away an easy tap-in after keeper Neil McClafferty palmed a Rob Dobson cross into his path.

Five minutes later sloppy defending saw Clement poke home amid a scramble.

Kirkby Town also went through 3-0 at Calverton Miners Welfare, Kyle Ludlow and two from Kieron Watson doing the damage.