Sunday football: Elmo's Celtic lose their unblemished record
ELMO'S Celtic suffered a setback in their bid to secure the Premier Division title.
They went into their game against third-from-bottom Valiant with a 100 per cent record from their five league games, but dropped their first points of the season after being held to a 2-2 draw.
After a goalless first half, Matt Anderson put Elmo's in front, but Lee Fower was quick to find an equaliser for the Valiant.
However, Martin Baker looked to have secured the points for Elmo's until Valiant were awarded a penalty in the last minute and Tony Hulse netted the spot-kick.
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However, all is not lost as Elmo's are only three points behind leaders Knypersley with three games in hand.
There was a high-scoring game at the hockey club where Knypersley were held to a 4-4 draw by mid-table Hare & Gate Strollers.
Darren Butler put Knypersley in front after only seven minutes and Lee Horton extended the lead midway through the half.
Hare & Gate fought back as David Bailey and Robbie Goodwin levelled the scores.
Bailey grabbed his second to put the home side in front for the first time and they seemed home and dry when Goodwin made it 4-2.
But leaders Knypersley showed their fighting spirit by scoring a third through Peter Keeling from the penalty spot with five minutes left and then, almost with the last kick of the game, Liam Hancock equalised.
AFC Blue Mugge kept themselves in the title picture with a thumping 10-2 win at bottom club Waterhouses.
Greg Johnson struck twice and Chris Broad added a third in the first 25 minutes for Mugge.
Jake Binns pulled one back for the village outfit, but Broad and Johnson added further goals before half-time to put Mugge firmly in control.
Johnson went on to score three more times, with Broad adding another two to round off a good morning's work. Binns scored a second for Waterhouses.
Vale Hoppers bounced their way to the top of Division One following a 3-1 win at Leek Snooker Centre.
Richard Knott put the Snooker Centre ahead from the penalty spot, but goals from Chris Jackson (2) and Tom Jackson took the points back to Congleton.
Wellington United remain in third place after their 4-1 win over Stanleys, thanks to goals from Adam Taylor (2), Adam Johnson and Nick Malkin.
Pub sharers Wellington FC are up to fourth with a 4-1 home win over AFC Dyers Arms.
Matt Wood (2), Andy Hulse and Erol Nazli were the scorers for Wellington.