Local football: Thrilling win for Mountsorrel Amateurs in Leicester District League
Mountsorrel Amateurs closed the gap at the top of the Premier Division – but only just.
The second-placed side edged out hosts Glen Villa 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller.
Mountsorrel are now two points behind, with a game in hand, on leaders Braders, whose clash with Glenfield Town was postponed.
Third-placed Houghton Rangers found it easier going at bottom-of-the-table Kingsway Celtic, who have yet to win this season.
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Houghton took the lead after 45 seconds through Shaun Barber but the home team equalised within two minutes.
Injuries forced Kingsway to make two changes but they went in at half-time level.
Houghton took a 2-1 lead early in the second period through Liam Quinn and further goals from Andy Almond, Matt Baird and Quinn secured the victory.
Birstall RBL continued their fine run of form by beating Cosby United 4-3. Nick Varham (2), Mo Khan and Mitchell Willott were their marksmen.
Division One leaders Burbage Old Boys dropped points when they were held to a 2-2 draw at Queniborough .
Shannon Myring and Sean Warrilow scored for Queniborough, while Gary Featherstone and Mitch Linney netted for Burbage.
Early-season leaders Royal Anglians, who have dropped to fifth in recent weeks, slipped up again when they hosted Leicester Three Lions.
The Anglians went 2-0 up after 25 minutes but a Three Lions goal before half-time triggered a comeback and they went on to win 3-2.
The Three Lions goals came from Leon Burke (2) and Kane Brown, while Nick Barron and Eric Rawdon were the Anglians' marksmen.
Belgrave now sit third after beating Braunstone Trinity 1-0. NKF Burbage and Ashby Road met again in a back-to-back fixture and drew 1-1.
Broughton Astley managed their first win of the season in Division Two by beating Birstall RBL Reserves.
Second-placed Oadby could not find the net in their 0-0 draw with North Kilworth Reserves.
Third-placed Thurlaston Magpies are nicely placed to compete for top spot. They are only two points adrift after beating GNG 3-1 thanks to Jamie Mitchell (2) and Zac Webb.
Cosby United have still to gain a point this season after losing 1-0 to Houghton Rangers Reserves.
Glenfield Town Reserves continued their domination at the top of Division Three by beating County Hall Reserves 4-2.
A hat-trick from Ryan Broderick, and a single from Carl Read, made the difference.
Thurlaston Magpies Reserves remained in second despite being beaten 3-2 by Belgrave Reserves.
Earl of Stamford found the net four times when they travelled to NKF Burbage Reserves, winning 4-1. Goals from Alex Austick, Liam Clarke, Matt Flynn, and Callum Wilson secured the points, with Paul Knight getting a consolation for NKF.
Huncote Reserves, and Glen Villa Reserves fought out a 1-1 draw.