WORSBROUGH Bridge beat Athersley Rec 2-0 at home in their Barnsley derby and hope to now push into the top half of NCEL Division One at least.

Worsbrough completed the double against their local rivals after they won away in August before both clubs changed manager.

Bridge now have 30 points from 23 games and are 15th, 21 points clear of the relegation zone and 11 off the play-offs. Rec are 19th with 16 points from 21 games, two places and seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Worsbrough manager Lee Morris said: “It’s always a big boost to win a derby. We’re 11 points off the play-offs.

“We play against the teams in second, third and fourth over Christmas. It is a tough run but we will work hard towards it.

“The top ten is our aim, and that would be a great season for us, but we’re not ruling out a run at the play-offs.

“We can’t compete with clubs paying massive money. But we have local lads who give everything in every game.”

Alex Hutchison opened the scoring on 15 minutes then Jack Cawthorn doubled the lead just after half-time.

Morris said: “It is always pleasing to beat your local rivals. It was a good three points.

“A lot of people behind scenes worked hard to get the game on.

“The volunteers who go unnoticed are the real heroes.

“The pitch was heavy and it wasn’t a spectacle of a game.

“We should have been three or four up at half-time. Then we scored early in the second and saw it out professionally. I hope Athersley have enough to stay upon because it’s a fantastic club. I think they will do it.”

Only a handful of other fixtures survived the wet weather.

Elite AFC won 6-1 at home to Rossington Main in the Central Midlands League.

Robbie Wood scored four with Mateo Dumitrescu and Sam Limber also on target.

Elite are sixth with 20 points from 14 games.

In the County Senior League, Silkstone United lost 5-2 at Ecclesfield Red Rose.

In the Barnsley Sunday League, Connor Asquith netted all five goals as Wombwell Town beat The Garrison 5-1.

Pogmoor won 3-1 over Hoyland Social. Joseph Griggs scored twice and Kye Sinclair once.

Westville won 6-0 over Butchers Arms in the Sheffield Sunday Cup.

The scorers were Atley Jackson, Jack Birks, Cian Guest, Kieran Hirst and Callum Mellor, twice.