Easter was working its usual pivotal magic as the Spartan South Midlands League enters its final stages.

Arlesey Town moved out of the bottom two thanks to a simply sensational weekend.

A Joe Abe goal gave them a 1-0 win over Crawley Green at New Lamb Meadow on Saturday before they were back at their base on Easter Monday, albeit as the away side.

But the 2-1 win over Baldock Town was enough to shift them to fourth from bottom, now four points above Hoddesdon Town and five clear of Colney Heath having played a game more.

Bruno Brito had put them ahead from the penalty spot on three minutes and Tom Millett bagged the winner 13 minutes into the second period, Newman Carney having equalised for Baldock before the break.

The Reds had drawn 1-1 on Friday at Dunstable Town, Robbie Buchanan putting them in front on the hour before the hosts levelled 10 minutes later.

At the other end of the table, Stotfold now have one hand on a promotion play-off place.

They drew 0-0 draw at Biggleswade United on Saturday and a 3-1 success at home to Shefford Town & Campton on Monday means they earned one point more than rivals Risborough Rangers in the race for second.

They sit eight points clear with three games remaining, having played one more than Rangers.

Archie Sayer scored twice and Codi-Lee Spavins one against Shefford.

Letchworth Eagles drew 0-0 in Division One at home to Raunds Town on Saturday but Monday's game at Lutterworth Athletic was postponed.

In Division Two, Codicote had taken a first-half lead against Pitstone & Ivinghoe on Friday through Sam Willett but they ended up losing 4-1.

Their game on Monday at The 61 FC (Luton) was also called off.