TWO penalties in 20 seconds were awarded as Ross Juniors men secured bragging rights in the local derby with Weston, running out 4-1 winners.
The North Gloucestershire Division 2 clash played on the Dene Magna pitch in Mitcheldean started even and cagey with both teams not wanting to give the ball away.
Ross then started to get on top but soon found themselves 1-0 down, Michael Harris heading in from a corner.
Juniors were then awarded an incredible two penalties in 20 seconds for fouls in the box.
The first was saved but Ross were first to the rebound and won a second which Callum Trotman confidently put away for 1-1.
And within minutes Juniors went in front, Brad Preece firing home from just inside the box for 2-1.
That was the score at the break and after the restart Ross started to play the ball around well as Weston began to tire.
Florin Crainic made it 3-1 with a tidy finish inside the box before Ben Scotford added a fourth with a well-struck free-kick.
There was still 10 minutes to play, but Juniors then showed good game management to keep the ball and see out the win, which lifts them second a point behind early front-runners Longhope with a game in hand.
Ross Juniors Women secured their first Mid Counties home win of the season on Sunday, beating Meadow Park 5-0.
The hosts dominated from start to finish, with Macy Walker opening the scoring early on with a fantastic shot into the top scorer.
Naomi Douch put in a player of the match performance playing up front for the first time in years and scored two first half goals to make it 3-0.
After the break, Keira Brain was at the heart of the team’s attacking play, scoring a brilliant low shot from a well worked corner to make it 4-0, and then floating a beautiful cross to the back post for Millie Malsom to volley home with her left foot.
After a tough start to the season, the young Juniors senior side are now finding their feet in their first season in women’s league football.
Newent Town’s men won 3-2 at Littleton in Hellenic League One, where the referee had the unfortunate task of clearing dog muck off the centre circle so the game could start.
Josh Coakley fired in from a low Tyler Weir cross to put the Daffs 1-0 up within minutes of the start, but Littleton levelled with a shot out of nothing on 18 minutes.
And just two minutes later it was 2-1 to the hosts, when a daisy-cutter from 25 yards found its way in.
But on 32 minutes, Elliott Dale squared things up, pouncing on a spilt save from his own header to fire home.
And before half-time, Weir rounded the keeper to slot home to give the Daffs a 3-2 lead.
Rob Gore headed against the post before the break, but there were no further goals in the second period as Newent held on to take the points.
Fownhope lost out 2-0 away to Ludlow Town Colts in the Herefordshire Premier Division, leaving them eighth.
But Ruardean Hill Rangers won 3-2 at Patchway Town in the Gloucestershire County League. A speculative Ellis Waugh effort went through a defender’s legs past the keeper as Hill went in front on 23 minutes, but Patchway levelled three minutes later when a Jean-Claude Berlouis cross was turned into his own net by Charlie Taylor.
Ruardean took the lead early in the second half when a corner into the six-yard box was not dealt with by Patchway and Bobby Walding turned it into the roof of the net.
Jamie Moore volleyed home a cross on 61 minutes to make it 2-2, but nine minutes later Waugh broke through to make it 3-2.
Howle Hill came back from 2-0 down at half-time to secure a 2-2 home derby draw with Lydbrook Athletic, Ben Fletcher and Joseph Thomas their scorers, with the hosts now fourth in the North Gloucestershire Premier Division one place above the visitors.
In the basement clash, a Ryan Behan hat-trick, plus strikes from Lee James and Alfie Sheppard secured a 5-2 win for Huntley at Blakeney,
But Ruardean Hill 2nds lost out 3-2 at home to high-flyers Ellwood, George Ferson and Lee Manns with the consolations.
Goals from Damon Beaumont, David Fennell and Charlie Meek helped Division One pacesetters Mitcheldean secure a 3-3 draw at home to Staunton & Corse 2nds.
Longhope lost out 4-1 at home to Uley 2nds in the Minor North County Cup, the same result in the same competition for Lydbrook 2nds against Viney St Swithins 2nd, Jack Stacey with the consolation.
And Ruardean United stayed top of North Glos Three with a 3-1 home win over Mitcheldean 2nds, Josh Street firing a brace and Ben Peake the other marksman.
Fixtures this Saturday include – Ross Junios v Lydney Town B, Newent Town v Kidlington 2nds, Fownhope v Hereford Pegasus 2nds, Ruardean Hill Rangers v Quedgeley Wanderers, Broadwell Amateurs A v Howle Hill, Lydbrook Athletic v English Bicknor 2nds, Huntley v Harrow Hill 2nds, Lydbrook Athletic B v Soudley B, Ruardean Hill Rangers A v Weston, Blakeney 2nds v Lydbrook Athletic A, Redbrook Rovers 2nds v Ruardean United.