Central Midlands League: Askern hold leaders Clay Cross Town

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Askern produced one of their best performances of the season when holding Central Midlands League Black Dragon Badges North Division leaders Clay Cross Town to a 2-2 draw.

It didn’t look like being such a good day for the Doncaster side when Aiden Ordidge put the Millers in front with a second-minute strike.

Even more so after Ritchie Matthews doubled their lead on 20 minutes.

Trailing 2-0 at the break, Askern realistically knew that they had to score first to entertain any hope of salvaging a result and did so through Matty Devine.

When Gareth Collinson grabbed a second almost immediately, thoughts turned to a possible victory.

Town also felt that they could still win the game but neither side were able to add to their tally in what proved to be a tense finish.

Brodsworth Welfare, who played for all but 20 minutes with only ten men, suffered a 4-0 defeat at home to Glapwell.

Despite having to reorganise following the sending-off, Welfare were still in the game at half time trailing by just a Adam Kimberley strike.

James Irwin’s men continued to entertain hopes of salvaging a result until the visitors made it 2-0 midway through the second half.

Dean Spencer and Daniel Russell added further goals in the last five minutes.

Thorne Colliery came from behind to beat visiting Ollerton Town at Moorends Welfare.

Town opened the scoring with a long-range strike by Ollie Russo but the home side responded with goals by Brett Thomas, Kyle Palmer and Rob Wilson securing them a 3-1 lead.

Russo threw his side a lifeline with a second goal but Ross Ebbage sealed their fate with a fourth Colliery goal to give his side a 4-2 win.

Neither Harworth or Bentley Colliery, who dropped into the bottom four as a result of Thorne’s win, were in action.