After a brief return to a full programme of matches the previous weekend, it was back to a Saturday of frustration this time round as heavy rain forced the postponement of half of the Toolstation NCEL's fixtures.
Three of the top five Premier Division sides were in action but only one of them avoided defeat, Hemsworth Miners Welfare
winning 4-2 at Goole AFC
to climb up into second and close the gap on leaders Penistone Church to two points.
Sam Jones and Steven Jeff had given them a two-goal cushion by the thirteenth minute but Terence Barwick halved the deficit in first half stoppage time and Reagan Waud brought the Vikings back level early in the second period.
Rikki Paylor, however, restored Welfare's lead just after the hour mark and Nash Connolly ensured victory with their fourth with fourteen minutes remaining.
Hemsworth go above Grimsby Borough
who were beaten 3-2 at home by Eccleshill United
, although they almost completed an amazing comeback in stoppage time.
The visiting Eagles were 3-0 up going into the 90th minute, courtesy of a first half Eli Hey double and a Talent Ndlovu strike on the hour, but Daniel Trott and then Thomas Jamieson found the net to make the away supporters very nervous and relieved to hear the final whistle.
, meanwhile, stay fifth after they were beaten 3-0 at home by Bottesford Town
, an excellent result for the away side that lifts them out of the bottom two.
Jack McMenemy put the Poachers in front in the second minute before Robbie Leaning doubled their lead on 57 and Jacob Fenton added even more daylight between the teams in stoppage time.
And, in the only other game to survive the bad weather, a late Daniel Thirkell penalty rescued a point for hosts Knaresborough Town
in a 1-1 draw after Ben Hinchliffe had put Barton Town
ahead in the opening period.
Knaresborough stay seventeenth and Barton climb one place to fifteenth.
's home clash with Garforth Town
was postponed due to floodlight problems whilst waterlogged pitches meant Handsworth
v Maltby Main
v Athersley Recreation
, Staveley Miners Welfare
v Albion Sports
and Yorkshire Amateur
v Penistone Church
were all called off.
The top two in Division One both won, Skegness Town
maintaining a four point gap over second-placed Winterton Rangers
with a 3-0 home win over fellow promotion chasers Campion
Cenk Acar scored six minutes into his debut for the Lilywhites in an eventful first appearance that would also see him red carded whilst Luke Rayner-Mistry and Ben Davison netted in the second half to claim the victory.
Winterton were 5-2 victors at Retford FC
after racing into a 4-0 lead by the 35th minute through Nathan Peat, a Daniel Buttle penalty, Luke Anderson and Jaime Ture.
Matthew Robinson got on the scoresheet for the hosts on 63 but any hopes of a comeback ended seventeen minutes later with Buttle's second and there was a late consolation for Retford's Joshua Street.
stay third after their home match with Rossington Main
was abandoned on 81 minutes due to floodlight failure, the Villagers were leading 4-0 at the time, and they are ahead on goal difference of Glasshoughton Welfare
whose 8-2 home win over East Hull
saw them climb to fourth.
Nathan Peat struck four times as they brushed aside their visitors with Mark Ferguson scoring twice, and Ryan Hallsworth and Daniel Youle also adding to their tally.
Joshua Ward and Robbie Tomlinson got the goals for basement side East Hull who remain twelve points away from safety.
were 4-0 winners at Brigg Town
to move up into ninth whilst their hosts remain in fourteenth.
A Joe Smithson own goal set the visitors on their way in the twentieth minute, Josef Turner added their second before the interval, and then Thomas Cropper and an Oliver Grady penalty completed the scoring in the final quarter-of-an-hour.
The five Division One games called off due to waterlogged pitches were Hallam
v Armthorpe Welfare
, Harrogate Railway Athletic
v Ollerton Town
, Nostell Miners Welfare
v Hall Road Rangers
v Dronfield Town
and Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
v Selby Town