Four-midable Moxam puts Ponte Colls back on top

Aaron Moxam, hit four goals for Pontefract Collieries against Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.
Aaron Moxam, hit four goals for Pontefract Collieries against Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

Pontefract Collieries went back to the top of Division One when they produced a stunning second half display to beat Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 7-1 on Tuesday night.

The emphatic victory took Colls ahead of rivals AFC Emley on goal difference, but with Clipstone also winning they are only two points behind with two games in hand.

There was no sign of the joy to come for Collieries in the first half at Worsbrough as the hosts actually took the lead through Adam Askwith on 37 minutes. But within a minute it was level as Iwan Heeley netted and Aaron Moxam put Ponte ahead on the stroke of half-time.

The prolific Moxam went on to score three more after the break while Lee Bennett also struck twice as Colls took complete control.

Pontefract were forced to settle for a point when they took on fellow promotion contenders Bottesford Town in Division One on Saturday.

They had to come from behind after Craig Bridge put sixth-placed Bottesford ahead on 13 minutes.

Ponte have never won at Bottesford and needed to defend well with keeper Sam Andrew making several saves to keep it to 1-0 at half-time.

But they took the game to the hosts after the break and started to play some of the neat passing football they are capable of. A succession of corners were won and Andy Catton found Luke Danville who powered an unstoppable header past the Bottesford keeper.

Ponte pushed forward looking for a winner, but were unable to create a clear opportunity and it stayed 1-1 to the final whistle.