EMCL football: Laywood brace hits right note for Lutts
Lutterworth Athletic produced their best result of the season as they downed EMCL promotion-hopefuls Basford United.
Athletic ran out 3-1 winners against a side who the previous week had shown their strength by winning 4-1 at Kirby Muxloe in the FA Vase.
But it was the county side who dominated the clash between the two promoted outfits.
Danny Laywood continued his splendid start to the season as he bagged two more goals, Adam Laywood also finding the target.
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The win, Athletic's fourth of the season, has lifted them closer to mid-table, and beating sides of the quality of Basford will only lift confidence.
The result would also have been greeted at Riverside Park as Barrow Town consolidated their position at the top of the table, opening up a 12-point advantage over second-placed Basford.
They eased to a 2-0 victory against Bardon Hill Sports to maintain their unbeaten progress in the league this term.
Sam Buckingham and Dan Stabik were both on the mark for the leaders, who have now won 12 of their 13 starts.
Harry Henrey struck late for Aylestone Park to give his side a useful point at Gedling Miners Welfare.
Sam Taylor had opened the scoring for the visitors but Gedling responded and looked as though they would snatch the points as they led 2-1 going into the final minute. Henrey, though, was to have the final say.
Blaby & Whetstone Athletic stayed in the fray at the top end of the table after beating county rivals Ellistown 2-0. Kieran Linnett and Liam Reid were the scorers at Warwick Road, leaving Athletic in third place, a dozen points behind Barrow but with a couple of games in hand.
Thurnby Nirvana had the better of events at Canal Street, where they defeated hosts St Andrews 2-0.
Strikes from Ash Day and Reece Morris secured the points and also lifted Thurnby into the top half of the table.
There is still no joy for Ibstock United.
They remain rooted to the foot of the table after a 3-1 reverse at Radcliffe.