Local football: Resurgent Armthorpe confident ahead of Barton clash

Armthorpe manager Brian Johnston
Armthorpe manager Brian Johnston

It will be a resurgent Armthorpe Welfare that travel to take on Barton Town Old Boys on Saturday.

Brian Johnston’s men made it six wins out of seven in all competitions, following a 2-0 victory over Staveley Miners Welfare at Church Street last weekend.

Darren Mansaram fired Armthorpe into a 23rd minute lead and then sealed the points nine minutes from time, nodding in a Dave Buck cross.

The victory came just five days after Welfare came from a goal down to beat Winterton Rangers 3-1.

Armthorpe can look ahead to the trip to Barton-on-Humber not only with confidence but also with a point to prove, after losing 6-1 when the sides last met.

And on current form Armthorpe will fancy their chances, knowing that a win would put them level on points with Barton who currently sit eighth in the table, four places above Welfare.

Armthorpe did slip up during the week, beaten 4-0 at Eccleshill United in the West Riding County Cup.

n Harworth Colliery maintained their early season Central Midlands League Northern Division title challenge with a 4-0 win at Bentley Colliery.

Harworth, who remain level on points with the top two, took the lead through Lloyd Wilkinson after 26 minutes with Gaz Sides adding a second just before the break.

Sides netted again in the second half and an own goal completed Harworth’s tally.

Ross Eggage took his tally for the season to eight when bagging a brace in Thorne Colliery’s 4-0 win at Newark.

Darren Fell and Scott Rhodes also chipped in as the visitors, now up to fifth, returned to winning ways.

Askern picked up a useful point from a 1-1 draw at Clay Cross Town.

Brodsworth MW, who shared four goals with Thoresby in midweek, lost 4-3 at Phoenix.