Non-league football: Norton United continue their fine run
NORTON United made it three wins from four games with a 2-1 Premier Division victory at Glossop North End.
Norton took the lead in the 33rd minute.
Richard Smith brought the ball out of defence and sent a 60-yard pass to Darren Chadwick, who found Delroy Fox to open his season's account.
Nathan Bond levelled for the home side two minutes later, but Norton regained the lead shortly before the break.
Niall Green was brought down in the area and Tom Fogg converted the penalty.
In the second half Glossop were reduced to nine men, when Bond and Nick Allen were both sent off.
Norton manager Scott Dundas, below, said: "I thought we played some good football and were well worth the win.
"We were always on top and never in danger even before they had their men sent off.
"Hopefully we can push on towards the top half now."
STONE Dominoes picked up only their second victory of the season with a 1-0 success at Squires Gate.
It was also their first clean sheet of the season, a feather in the cap for new goalkeeper Jake Ratcliffe.
Dwayne Spence's sixth goal of the season just before the hour mark ended a six-game losing streak for the Doms.
It was fitting that Spence scored after he had gone the extra mile to help his side.
"Dwayne demonstrated the team spirit we have by driving down to Birmingham to pick up another one of our new players, Josh Nugent, driving to Blackpool for the game and then all the way back to Birmingham," said boss Dave Dale.
"It was a great performance and things are beginning to gel."
The result dragged Stone to within seven points of safety.
IN Division One, LEEK CSOB's seven-game unbeaten run came to an end after a 3-1 reverse at Oldham Boro.
It all started well for the Old Boys when Dan Cope, on loan from Leek Town, scored in the second minute.
They held the lead until the 56th minute when Oldham's leading scorer James Curley levelled.
Oldham went in front in the 68th minute through James Heap and added another in the last minute through Daniel Lafferty.
ECCLESHALL suffered their first defeat in four games going down 2-1 at Northwich Villa.
Kyle Richards gave the home side a 13th-minute lead after evading three tackles to slide the ball past Ryan Bromley.
Five minutes later Eccleshall were awarded a penalty when Jordan Flattley was fouled.
Tom Wakefield stepped up to score his 13th goal of the season.
Richards was on the mark again for the Villa 10 minutes from time, firing home after Reiss Lee had flicked on a corner.
ALSAGER TOWN exited the League Cup, going down 2-0 at home to AFC Liverpool in their third-round tie.
The visitors took the lead in the fifth minute when Liam Loughlin exchanged passes with Steve Jones before firing home.
Jones later hit the post before the Bullets hit back when Matthew Dodwell had a shot saved.
Liverpool made sure of victory when Ryan Mitchell was penalised for handball to concede a 76th-minute penalty. Jones made no mistake.
CONGLETON lost 3-1 on penalties at home to Maine Road.
The match had ended goal-less, despite the visitors having Andy Kilheeney sent off after half-an-hour, and Maine Road prevailed in the shoot-out.