Stoppage time winner for Stafford Town, late heartache for Stone OA

Another jam-packed weekend of Staffordshire non-league action

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Stone concede late / Photo credit: Philip Johnson

Stafford Town are up to eighth in the North West Counties Football League First Division South after a dramatic 2-1 win over Abbey Hey.

Declan Arber netted a 95th-minute winner to seal a brace and three points for Stafford on Saturday.

Eccleshall won their first league match in five attempts following a 1-0 victory away at Alsager Town.

Jack Dundas’ 77th-minute strike means the Eagles are now a point from safety.

A place above Eccleshall are Brocton, who lost 2-1 away at FC Isle of Man in front of 1,629 supporters despite Ben Haddaway opening the scoring within 120 seconds.

The club have failed to claim a league win since player-manager Alex Curtis took over earlier this month.

Goals from Zak Hill and Daniel Cope couldn’t prevent Abbey Hulton United losing 4-2 to Ellesmere Rangers.

Second-bottom Rocester‘s match with New Mills was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Stone throw away two goal lead to draw

Stone Old Alleynians conceded in the 89th-minute to draw 3-3 at home to Stourport Swifts in the Midland Football League Premier Division.

Photo credit: Philip Johnson

Initially, Sam Wilson scored Stone’s first goal on 29 minutes before Jack Bowater netted in either half to put his side 3-1 up.

Unbeaten Lichfield City missed the chance to go back to the top of the table after being held to a 1-all lockout with Shifnal Town.

Luke Childs equalised for Lichfield on 26 minutes after the hosts netted on 10 minutes.

The team that is top of the tree is Hanley Town, who recorded a 1-0 win over Uttoxeter Town on Friday thanks to a Louis Dodds strike.

Stapenhill stay top of Division 1 following a 4-2 victory over Staffordshire rivals Heath Hayes.

George Teeney scored two as Connor Richins and Cameron Steele also got on the scoresheet.

In Division 2, a Zak Harbon double and a Bradley Lindsey strike saw Coton Green to a 3-0 win over Barnt Green Spartak.

Finally, Bolehall Swifts lost again, this time going down 3-0 at home to Hampton.

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