PREMIER Division leaders Uttoxeter Town were involved in a seven-goal thriller at Kidsgrove Athletic, where they came back from behind twice to take the points.
Kidsgrove grabbed an early second minute lead went ahead but Mark Hodson struck to level for the visitors 19 minutes later. Tom Moss then regained the lead for the home side in the 25th minute, but once again Uttoxeter hit back to equalise through Liam Souter after 34 minutes and then went ahead through Matt Redshaw two minutes before the break. Kidsgrove refused to give up and Dan Biegus put them 11 minutes into the second half, but Kyle Esplin struck the winner for Uttoxeter 20 minutes from the end. Second placed Wolstanton United kept up the pressure on the leaders with a 1-0 victory at AFC Hanley Town courtesy of a strike by Ashley Moran.
Division One leaders Stapenhill came unstuck away to Brereton Social after falling behind to a Reiss Joyce goal two minutes before half-time. Steve Gough equalised in the 55th minute but Brereton skipper Jack Turner hit the winner on 71 minutes. Cheadle SMU and Sandbach United shared the points from a 2-2 draw. Mitchell Finney and Joe Bailey scored a goal each for SMU. Edwards and Geoff Davis replied for Sandbach.
Knypersley Victoria went into the break ahead at home to Bradwell thanks to a Dan Washington goal. Rich Jarvis equalised in the second half before Mike Harding and Billy Horton added a goal each to put Knypersley ahead. Ryan Maddock pulled a goal back before the final whistle.
In Division Two, visitors Longton Adderley Green took the points at Cheadle Town reserves where they scored four times. Nick Brown notched a hat-trick and a single came from Dave Otley. Dan Carr replied for Cheadle.
Jimmy McMullen and Kieron Scotland put Leek CSOB ahead in the first half at home to Hilton Harriers reserves., Tom Evans replied for the visitors just before the break. Ball Haye Green and AFC Leek Town battled out a 1-1 draw in their Premier Division local derby last Wednesday. Kyle Kelsall equalised for Leek in injury time after Tom Lowe had put the home side ahead after a goalless first half. Shaun Mountford scored the only goal of the game for Knypersley Victoria in their Division One home clash with Milton United.
Wednesday, April 2
Ball Haye Green v AFC Leek Town
Knypersley Victoria v Milton United.
Wednesday, April 9
AFC Leek Town v Keele University; Cheadle Town v Audley; Eccleshall v Redgate Clayton; Newcastle Town v Wolstanton United.
Saturday, April 12
AFC Hanley Town v Hilton Harriers; Alsager Town v Abbey Hulton United; Eccleshall v Florence; Redgate Clayton v Kidsgrove Athletic; Wolstanton United v Keele University.
Ashbourne v Foley; Bradwell v Sandbach United; Hall Heath v Brereton Social; MMU v Silverdale Athletic; Stapenhill v Betley.
Cheadle Town Res v Whittington; Hilton Harriers v Leek CSOB; Milton United v Longton Adderley Green; Stone OA v Longton; The LAFC v Hawkins Sports.
Ball Haye Green v Cheadle SMU; Uttoxeter Town Res v Newcastle Town.
Wednesday, April 16
Ball Haye Green v Kidsgrove Athletic; Cheadle Town v Abbey Hulton United; Eccleshall v Wolstanton United; Hilton Harriers v Florence; Keele University v AFC Hanley Town; Norton United v Uttoxeter Town.
Congleton Athletic v Ashbourne; Knypersley Victoria v Cheadle SMU; Milton United v Foley; Norton United Res v Redgate Clayton Res.
Leek CSOB v Milton United Res; Uttoxeter Town Res v Longton FC.