Continued winning streaks for Alfreton and Derby, FA Vase victories for Ilkeston, Staveley and South Normanton, and another dramatic Derbyshire derby were the highlights from the weekend's results.
Derby recorded their second win over Hull in the space of five days as Florian Jozefzoon's late strike handed the Rams a 2-1 victory away from home after thrashing the Tigers on the same turf in the Carabao Cup in midweek. Martyn Waghorn's penalty was cancelled out by Todd Kane to frustrate the Rams, but Jozefzoon's deflected strike in the 88th minute snatched all three points for Frank Lampard's side.
Chesterfield fortunes continue to worsen with a fifth defeat on the trot recorded in the National League after James Dayton's excellent finish on 78 minutes allowed unbeaten Leyton Orient to pile on the misery for Spireites supporters with a 1-0 victory.
Billy Heath's Alfreton Town continue to appear to be heading in the opposite direction after Saturday, as the Reds earned their fourth straight victory in the National League North at Darlington, despite David Shiels' dismissal with ten minutes to play. Bobby Johnson's very early opener was never truly challenged and the Reds sit pretty in the National League North play-off places.
Saturday's all-Derbyshire derby this time took place in the Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division, as Mickleover took on Buxton at the Don Amott Arena. After a goalless first half, the Bucks were the ones to draw first blood with Bradley Roscoe opening the scoring on 51 minutes. The Sports responded with a leveller through Evan Garnett, but Nico DeGirolamo put the visitors back in front only four minutes later before Jude Oyibo put the game to bed at the death.
While Buxton begin to gain momentum, Matlock's poor start to their campaign continues after suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Workington, with two late goals helping to hosts to brush past the Gladiators after Michael Williams' leveller.
Gresley continued where they left off in their derby win over Belper, with two spot-kicks from Martin Smyth guiding the Moatmen to an NPL East Division victory over much fancied Tadcaster Albion despite a late goal from Albion's Howarth. Belper, meanwhile, were once again involved in a goal-scoring thriller, surrendering a two-goal lead to concede yet another injury-time goal and take a 3-3 draw at Ossett United.
Glossop earned their first point in the West Division as Darrhyl Mason's leveller handed the Hillmen a 1-1 draw at Kidsgrove Athletic, but they remain winless this season.
Long Eaton still have just one win to their name in the Midland Football League Premier Division after Saturday, having to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Westfields and 13th position in the table.
The rest of Saturday's results come from the FA Vase, in which all three competing Derbyshire teams progressed into the Second Qualifying Round. Staveley were the biggest winners, thrashing hosts Selby Town 5-0 thanks to a goal from Matthew Parkin and braces from Jahmal Riley and Joe Pugh. Ilkeston closely followed with their 4-0 win at Gedling Miners Welfare, whilst South Normanton got a much needed confidence boost after comfortably brushing aside St Andrews with a 3-0 victory.