Parramore pip Hallam in Vase derby thriller

Michael Blythen: 23 goals for  Hallam FC. Photo: Ian Anderson
Michael Blythen: 23 goals for Hallam FC. Photo: Ian Anderson

The FA Vase second round derby between Handsworth Parramore and Hallam saw the hosts take the bragging rights as the 10-man Ambers ran out narrow 3-2 winners, as the Countrymen suffered their first away reversal in 15 outings stretching back to the beginning of April.

There were early chances at both ends with Jon Froggatt hitting the pos from six-yards with the ball rebounding into the grateful arms of Hallam keeper Jack Dennison.

At the other end Ashley Longstaff fired wide with only the Ambers debutant keeper Aaron Jameson to beat.

Hallam edged in from on 27 minutes when Longstaff flicked the ball on for Michael Blythen to score with a clinical finish.

Handsworth looked to be up against it two minutes before the break as Froggatt was shown a straight red for an off-the-ball incident.

But the Ambers produced a stunning spell just after half-time scoring three goals in a 13 minute spell.

Sam Denton drilled a low free-kick into the bottom corner to restore parity on 54 minutes. Then a breathtaking strike from 25-yards from another debutant, Mitch Ward-Cupitt after a free-kick had rebounded off the wall, saw the home side edge in front on 62 minutes. Just four minutes later Kieran Wells stretched the lead with a close range effort from a Steve Warne cross.

Wells almost made it four with a lob that hit the bar. With nine minutes remaining Hallam were back in the tie when substitute Micah Bishop crossed for Blythen to tap in his 23rd goal of the season.

And it took a brilliant 89th minute save from Jameson to push Blythen’s header onto the bar to prevent the Countrymen forcing extra-time and send Handsworth into the last 64 for the first time.

Maltby Main went out 3-1 at Ebac Northern League Di Seaham Red Star.

The home side took a 14th minute lead when a corner was converted by Dan Robinson. Sam Forster and Josh Nodder went agonisingly close for Maltby.

However, Red Star doubled the lead five minutes into the second half as Paul Gardner to score from 12-yards.

The Miners hit back immediately when Chris Fawcus cut inside to lay the ball off to Nodder to score with a good low finish. Maltby should have equalised in the 85th minute but Michael Cuckson missed the target with a close -range header.

The home side made the Miners pay a minute later when Nicky Kane found the top corner on a breakaway.

* Staveley MW climbed up to ninth in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division with a 4-0 home win over struggling Parkgate, who suffered their sixth straight league defeat.

Steve Carty headed the first in the second minute lead but it took until the 50th minute for Staveley to double the advantage when Kieran Watson converteda penalty. Watson added a third three minutes later before completing his hat-trick with a second penalty as Staveley made it five wins from the last seven.

Armthorpe Welfare are without a league win in nine after losing 3-0 at Thackley.

Athersley Recreation were beaten 3-1 at Albion Sports who completed a league double. Jack Owen’s equaliser on the hour cancelled out Albion’s opener but the home side responded with two goals in as many minutes.

Retford United looked set for a third win in four when Jason Bradley struck twice inside the opening 10 minutes to give the Badgers a 2-0 lead against high-riding Rainworth MW. But the visitors hit back, the equaliser coming from the last kick of the game.

AFC Emley climbed into the Division One play-off places after beating Knaresborough Town 2-0 at the Welfare ground. Alex Hallam was the hero with a goal in each half as Emley recorded a sixth league win from seven unbeaten.

Rossington Main ended a run of 14 league games without a win by beating Ecceshill United 1-0 at Oxford Street. The only goal of the game arriving in the 65 minute when Jason Stokes inviting cross was prodded home by Main player/manager Lee Homes.

* Fixtures - Tuesday, FA Vase 2nd round: Tadcaster Albion v Worksop Town.

Premier Div: Bridlington Town v Armthorpe Welfare. Div One: Selby Town v Hallam.

Wednesday - Premier Div: Maltby Main v Albion Sports.