Football: Rangers rolled by rock-bottom Frickley
STAFFORD Rangers produced a dismal display to lose 2-1 at Evo-Stik League Premier Division basement club Frickley Athletic.
Danny Quinn gave the visitors a first-half lead, but goals either side of the break saw Rangers surrender a seven-match unbeaten run.
After creating a series of openings in the first half, the Frickley double appeared to knock the confidence out of Greg Clowes' side.
Simon Everall twice went close in the early stages, drilling one effort over the bar before Frickley keeper Tom Woodhead denied him when he pounced on a weak back pass from Jake Picton.
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Midway through the half it was Everall again, but he was once more denied by Woodhead.
The opening goal followed soon after when Courtney Pitt lifted a pass into the Frickley six-yard box and Quinn was left unmarked to head home.
But the goal simply spurred the home side into action, and Rangers goalkeeper Adam Alcock did well to keep out a Gavin Allott effort.
The equaliser came three minutes before the break when a Tom Johnston free-kick was headed back across goal by Picton for Luke Hinsley to volley home.
Chances were at a premium in the second half until dangerman Allott was allowed to advance to the edge of the Stafford penalty area and fire home the winner on 54 minutes.
Nantwich Town were also in Yorkshire, but recorded a 2-1 victory at Whitby Town to move up to sixth in the Premier League table.
Whitby took a surprise lead from the penalty spot on 31 minutes after Darren Moss pushed Nathan Mulligan, who converted the spot kick himself.
But the Dabbers drew level just before the break when Matt Bailey headed home.
Shaun Cooke went close with a 20-yard effort before scoring a tremendous winner on 79 minutes, chesting the ball down before firing home an unstoppable half volley.