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7th April, 2008

Glasshoughton Welfare were confirmed as the Premier Division's bottom side on Saturday even though the Leeds Road outfit were not even playing.

South Normanton Athletic's 3-2 win at home to Maltby Main meant that Dave Holmes' side were twelve points adrift with three left to play.

The victory for South Normanton, meanwhile, kept them in the fight to avoid finishing in the bottom two as they beat one of their fellow strugglers.

Lee Sutton had put the Shiners ahead on ten minutes before Daniel Payne levelled matters and Paul Gamble restored the host's lead just prior to the interval.

Once again, they were pegged back by Darren Green but Jared Holmes got what proved to be the winner in the fifth minute of the second half.

Athletic remained in nineteenth spot as Lincoln Moorlands Railway also picked up three points with a 2-0 win at Long Eaton United.

A second-half brace from Craig Bridge secured the win that moved them into seventeenth over Shirebrook Town who were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Eccleshill United.

And, Thackley made it a four point gap between themselves in fifteenth and South Normanton with a vital 1-0 victory over UniBond chasers, Glapwell.

Nicky Matthews struck to send the home side into wild celebration with five minutes remaining.

The defeat left Glapwell in second place but nervously looking over their shoulder as they hunt for promotion.

Runaway leaders Winterton Rangers had to put the champagne on ice for another few days as they lost 2-1 at Nostell Miners Welfare.

Dave Nicholas' 41st minute goal and a second from Oli Johnson early in the second half put the home side into a comfortable lead although Andy Holt pulled one back for Winterton on 63.

Rangers now only need three points from their remaining six matches to be confirmed as Premier Division champions.

That's because the only other side along with Glapwell who are able to catch them, Pickering Town, were also beaten.

They lost 1-0 at home to a Simon Hore strike in the final minute to give Arnold Town the points.

Pickering remained in fifth, two points behind Hallam who picked up a 3-3 draw at home to Armthorpe Welfare.

They had to come from behind three times to get the point ? Andrew Brownrigg, Richard Carrington and James Tevendale all equalising after Gary Jones, Danny Sharpe and then Stuart Preston had given Welfare the lead.

Selby Town stayed sixth after a goalless draw at home to Mickleover Sports.

The battle for second place in Division One is down to three teams with only one point separating them.

Rainworth Miners Welfare stayed in second despite only drawing 1-1 at Tadcaster Albion.

Malc Brown grabbed them an equaliser in the 77th minute after Nick Lawrie had put the hosts ahead.

Bottesford Town and Hall Road Rangers took advantage and claimed victories to close the gap.

Third-placed Bottesford won 1-0 at Leeds Met Carnegie thanks to an 11th minute goal from Craig Lill.

Andrew Haywood and Jamie Barnwell were the scorers in a 2-0 victory at Teversal.

The home side's misery was compounded with goalkeeper Jonathan Wilson taken to hospital with what was later confirmed as a double fracture in his right ankle.

All at the NCEL wish him a speedy recovery.

Rossington Main's 3-1 victory at home to Yorkshire Amateur confirmed Pontefract Collieries as the bottom side in Division One.

Goals from Andrew Culshaw and Nathan Hill with a penalty from William McGhie gave Main the points, Dempsey Smith grabbed the consolation for the visitors.

Barton Town Old Boys won 2-1 at home to AFC Emley.

Champions Dinnington Town were in party mood at Scarborough Athletic on Sunday and the spoils were shared in front of 539 spectators with a 1-1 draw.

Richard Medcalf had put the Seadogs ahead midway through the first half before Grant Allott levelled in the opening minutes of the second period.

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
1 Winterton Rangers 38 91 79
P 2 Glapwell 38 78 48
3 Pickering Town 38 73 26
4 Liversedge 38 68 32
5 Nostell MW 38 64 17
6 Hallam 38 62 13
7 Selby Town 38 60 24
8 Parkgate 38 58 26
9 Armthorpe Welfare 38 58 4
10 Arnold Town 38 56 5
11 Eccleshill United 38 50 -17
12 Long Eaton United 38 49 -15
13 Brodsworth Welf (-2) 38 45 -30
14 Mickleover Spts 38 43 -20
15 Shirebrook Town 38 42 -25
16 Thackley 38 40 -21
17 Sth Normanton (-3) 38 39 -21
18 Maltby Main 38 36 -20
19 Lincoln Moorlands 38 33 -30
R 20 Glasshoughton Welfare 38 18 -75
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Dinnington Town 32 78 48
P 2 Hall Road Rangers 32 67 23
3 Bottesford Town 32 62 22
4 Rainworth MW 32 57 22
5 Scarborough Ath (-6) 32 55 35
6 Gedling Town 32 55 25
7 Leeds Carnegie 32 55 22
8 Staveley MW 32 46 -4
9 Barton Town Old Boys (-3) 32 45 20
10 Teversal 32 42 -8
11 AFC Emley 32 38 -7
12 Tadcaster Albion 32 34 -18
13 Borrowash Victoria 32 30 -27
14 Yorkshire Amateur 32 29 -30
15 Worsbrough Bridge 32 27 -27
16 Rossington Main 32 24 -40
17 Pontefract Collieries 32 9 -56

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