Consecutive defeats for struggling Dronfield Town

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Dronfield Town suffered a second consecutive defeat on Saturday when they were beaten 4-2 at high-flying Hemsworth Miners Welfare.

Dronfield went in to the game on the back of a midweek defeat at nearby Hallam, where they took an early lead through Christian Savage.

But a Steve Brammer penalty for Hallam levelled matters before the break and a second half Jake Wright hat-trick sealed a 4-1 defeat.

Dronfield didn’t fare much better four days later when they travelled to a Hemsworth side at the opposite end of NCEL Division One.

The scoreline perhaps didn’t do the visitors to Pontefract, in West Yorkshire, credit as they remained in the game until five minutes from time.

Dan Barnsley for Dronfield cancelled out Jason Yeates opener before the hosts regained the lead through Nash Connolly to go in 2-1 up.

Nicholas Guest extended Hensworth’s lead on 69 minutes before Dronfield got a goal back through Mark Fereday seven minutes from the end.

Any hopes the visitors had of picking up a vital point on the road were dashed just two minutes later when Robert Crapper made it 4-2.

The defeat leaves Dronfield second from bottom, ten points clear of basement side Grimsby Borough, and three shy of Winterton Rangers above them.

Dronfield were scheduled to play Grimsby on Wednesday night (January 21) in the first of three home games for the north Derbyshire side.

Knaresborough Town make the trip to Stonelow on Saturday (January 24) ahead of the visit of Teversal the following Wednesday (January 28).