Non-league football: Castle kings topple Brigg
NEWCASTLE Town found their cutting edge to pocket the points from their Division One South trip to Brigg.
A three-goal blast straight after half-time set up John Diskin's side for a 3-1 success, with the only disappointment being the concession of a last-minute consolation for the hosts.
Neville Thompson set the ball rolling 60 seconds after the restart, before Jack Harrison (61) and Andrew Nicholls (68) put Castle in complete control.
Stuart Preston netted in injury-time for Brigg, but it was to no avail.
Kidsgrove were equally clinical in a 3-0 victory at Mickleover Sports.
Andy Kinsey struck on the half-hour to hand Shaun Hollinshead's side the lead, but it wasn't until the final 15 minutes that they managed to shake off the hosts.
Daniel Skelton made it 2-0, and completed his own double with the last kick of the game.
Leek Town suffered a nightmare last seven minutes as visitors Gresley left Harrison Park with a 2-1 win.
The points appeared to be staying in the Moorlands once Karl Charlton had given Blues a 78th-minute lead.
However, Dean Oliver netted in the 83rd and 87th minutes to turn the tables.
NORTON United scored either side of half-time to secure a 2-1 win at Squires Gate in their North West Counties League Premier Division clash.
James Gartside put United ahead in the 43rd minute, a lead doubled in the early stages of the second half by Dan Brown.
Squires Gate quickly dragged themselves back into contention courtesy of Jon Forbes' 49th-minute effort, but they couldn't find a leveller.
Alsager Town were hit by home woes as they were beaten 2-1 by Silsden.
Town's Sam Aspinwall and Kevin Ryan traded first-half goals, but it was the visitors who netted the decisive third.
Daniel Bryan was the toast of Silsden when he fired home on the hour to secure victory.
LEEK CSOB and Eccleshall both suffered defeats in NWCL Division One.
Samuel Pettit's first-half goal put Old Boys ahead at AFC Darwen. But they shipped in three during the second period.
Thomas Laraso and Daniel Jones were on target for Eccleshall, but they slipped to a 3-2 home defeat by Chadderton.