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Hemsworth MW stay five points clear

Sam Jones, scored against Bottesford.
Sam Jones, scored against Bottesford.

Hemsworth MW had their scheduled Toolstation NCE Division One game at Hull United postponed last Saturday, but still remain five points clear at the top.

Second-placed AFC Mansfield were unable to take full advantage as they needed a late equaliser to claim a 1-1 draw at home to Westella VIP.

Hemsworth hope to be back in action this Saturday when they are at home to mid-table Selby Town (3pm).

They then face the short trip to Glasshoughton Welfare next Tuesday (7.45pm) for an interesting looking local derby against a side under new management and with three straight wins to their credit.

Hemsworth’s long unbeaten league record came to an end last week when they went down 2-1 at Bottesford Town after taking a 38th minute lead through Sam Jones.

Wells’ promotion rivals Hull United, meanwhile, have been deducted three points for fielding a player in a league game who was under suspension and they are now down to sixth, 13 points behind Hemsworth.