Football: Four-goal Glover helps fire Redgate to Premier summit
WAYNE Glover was in "four-midable" form to fire Redgate Clayton to the top of the Premier Division.
The striker hit a first-half hat-trick and then netted again after the break as the Newcastle outfit went goal crazy against Biddulph Town.
Ryan Green added a double, while Jimmy Gartside and Tommy Swindells were also on target.
The win means Redgate now lead title rivals Hanley Town, who were involved in cup action, on goal difference.
Cheadle Town are a point behind the pair after a 5-1 success at home to Florence.
Andy Elks led the way with three and Dan Rooksby added two more for Cheadle, who were out of sight by half-time.
There was a ding-dong battle at Leek, where Jordan Beech turned Audley's match against Ball Haye Green on its head.
Danny Meek put Audley ahead on 14 minutes, but goals from Jamie Pointon (35) and Jake Bowyer (63) then gave the home side the advantage.
Beech levelled matters after 71 minutes and then hit the winner with time running out to snatch the points.
Uttoxeter Town are the new leaders of Division One.
Jack Holly and Lee Bagley both struck twice, with Kyle Esplin adding his name to the scoresheet in a 5-0 rout of Leek Town.
Fellow high-fliers Hanley Town Reserves lost ground when they had to come from three-down to earn a draw at rock-bottom Chesterton.
Kyle Dale, Andrew Smith and Matt Clowes seemed set to clinched victory for the home side, but Hanley came storming back with two goals from Glen Sambrook, and Shaun Hancock levelled with 10 minutes to go.
Michael Steele and Chris Darlington were the scorers in a 2-0 win for Wolstanton United Reserves at home to Cheadle SMU, while MMU eased to a 3-0 success at Sandbach, where Jack Siddall helped himself to a couple of goals.
Richard Simcock and Mark Philpott looked to have put Abbey Hulton United Reserves on the way to victory, but Aaran Sawyer pulled one back for Bradwell and Richard Jarvis hit a second-half equaliser.
Nathan Hughes and Shane Grice were on target to hand Vodafone Stoke a 2-1 win at Congleton.
Silverdale Athletic remain top of Division Three after Gerard Batkin netted the only goal of their game at Biddulph Town Reserves.
Betley are second after a 4-1 home win over title rivals Stapenhill. Matt Bayliss, Josh Jones, Ash Williams and Tommy Hanson were on target.
Steve Hulme and Tom Leatherbarrow both netted twice with John Robinson and Dan Sedgwick completing the scoring as Hall Heath beat Whittington 6-1, while Alex Brown scored the only goal of the game as Longton beat Cheadle Town Reserves.
There were mixed fortunes for County League sides in the second round of the Staffs FA Vase.
Hanley Town came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Casuals thanks to Michael Edwards and an own goal, while Wolstanton United cruised past Stretton with goals from Mark Grice (4) and Jamie Kempson (2).
Keele University are also in the hat for round three after squeezing through on penalties against Pelsall Villa.
Micky Hewitt and Ben Brundrett twice put Keele ahead, but Villa's first equaliser forced extra-time and the second took the match to spot-kicks, where Keele won 3-2.
There was also extra-time at Stone Dominoes, where goals from Danny King, Jack Simon, Mohammed Haroun and Dan Cliffe earned the home side a 4-4 draw after 90 minutes.
Tyrone Wilson added a fifth for Stone in extra-time, but Sporting Khalsa hit back with three goals of their own to secure a 7-5 win overall.