MATT POULAIN pounced to earn Marsden derby day bragging rights in the West Riding County Amateur League.
Storthes Hall turned in a Jekyll and Hyde performance, dominating the first half but dropping away to lose 2-1.
Marsden were indebted to keeper Ash Connor for a breathtaking reaction save to deny Chris Margis after good work down the right from Kieran Lenihan, who tormented the home defence.
Hall took the lead on 47 minutes after good work down the right from Michael Tunnacliffe, whose right foot cross was headed home by Chris Dew.
But Marsden hit back and went close to an equaliser soon after when defender Sean Gant powered into the box only to see Liam Garside make a fine block.
When the equaliser came on 58 minutes it was a fluke. As Matt Butters hoisted a high cross from the left touchline, the ball beat everyone and nestled in the top far corner.
This gave Marsden a huge lift and on 77 minutes Poulain picked up a loose ball and was allowed to advance unchallenged before unleashing a fine 25 yard drive into the top corner.
Hall’s Jamie Miller took Mulvihill’s pass and powered into the box three minutes later but again Connor pulled off a fine save, getting down to his left to parry the drive. In the final minute Hall thought they had equalised as Connor fumbled a free kick which was forced into the net, but to everyone’s amazement the referee disallowed the goal for an alleged foul on the keeper.
Meltham returned from Bradford with a well-earned point after a 2-2 draw against Campion.
Neil Walters screwed a penalty wide for the hosts before Jonathon Newiss missed a great chance to put Meltham in the lead after he shot wide from close range.
Campion went ahead on 55 minutes when Mick Burke headed them in front, but the introduction of Nathan Addy proved crucial for Meltham as he equalised after good work by Dominic Blaine.
Meltham were now on top, but against the run of play Andy Benjamin put Campion back in front after poor defending.
But Addy continued to be a menace and he earned his team an 87th-minute penalty which Michael Robertson coolly slotted home to give the visitors a well-earned away point.
A Richard Walsh second-half strike earned Golcar United a point at home against Ardsley Celtic.
And leaders Bay Athletic, who have signalled their intentions to progress to the Northern Counties East League, beat Lower Hopton 2-1 with goals from Kitson Gayle and Brighton Mugadza.
Kirkburton, meanwhile, were beaten 3-2 at Wibsey.
The match kicked off late when the Kirkburton satellite navigation system directed them to the Wibsey chairman’s house,
Dean Calcutt’s outfit should have had the game sewn up by half-time, but some poor finishing and good goalkeeping from the Wibsey No1 denied them victory.
Declan Corby scored the first of his hat trick for Wibsey when he accepted a misplaced pass from captain Rob Barnes before Dan Ingham netted an equaliser for Burton.
Lee Bradley fired Burton ahead with his third goal of the season but Wibsey won it with a further brace by Corby.
Towards the end of the game Burton boss Calcutt, who had been on the field for only six or seven minutes, saw red and got sent off for retaliation after been tackled by a full-back.
The full-back got a yellow and so did the goalkeeper for running over to have his say.