Local football: Adams on cue with vital goal
Carl Adams' seventh goal of the season proved crucial as Barrow Town edged out title rivals Blaby & Whetstone Athletic at Warwick Road.
Adams struck the only goal of the game moments before the half-time whistle, taking the visitors level on points with leaders Basford United.
The Nottingham side now lead on goal difference, and March 16 is looking like a key date with Basford due to visit Riverside Park that day.
It is a different story for Blaby, who really needed to win to put pressure on the top two. They have a couple of games in hand but now have a huge 13-point gap to bridge.
The other big result as the league programme resumed after enforced hibernation came at Greenwood Meadows, where a win for Ellistown took them out of the bottom two.
The county side had a terrific start when Carl Eagling fired them ahead inside the first five minutes.
They were pegged back but took control of the game just before the interval when Carl Timms fired Ellistown in front and then Tom Bartram doubled the advantage.
The hosts pulled one back in the second half but Ellistown held on for a vital victory.
There was no such good fortune for Ibstock United, who are still at the foot of the chart after losing out at home to Bardon Hill Sports.
Luke Dawkins netted the winner as Sports claimed the spoils 1-0 to edge their way back into the top half of the table.
St Andrews appeared to be on course for a morale-boosting success at Graham St Prims.
They fell behind but hit back and goals from Liam O'Flynn and Sam Hollis looked like earning them three points.
However, the home side rallied and grabbed a last-minute equaliser to snatch a draw.
Thurnby Nirvana's match with Lutterworth Athletic on Saturday was postponed, but Thurnby will be hoping for better fortune this evening when they are scheduled to face Graham St Prims in the last eight of the League Cup.