|Overview of the table layout, royalists on the left|
|The parliamentary right and centre.|
|Fotheringay's foot prepare to advance|
|Gerard's charge home|
|Spencer's take to their heels|
Seeing Fotheringay's progress, Lord Melchett sent orders for Fleetwood to advance in support. Nothing happened, a further, more succinct order was sent and this seemed to have the desired effect.
Sir Victor was not without his own problems. Seeing the fate of his right wing, he sent orders for his reserve foot unit to move to the right to assist Cooper and also Livesey was to advance his cavalry and threaten the flank of the royalist attack. However, the two moves became tangled and it took some time before they could be put into effect.
On the royalist left, Fotheringay had ordered the Green regiment forward to support Gerard's. They were opposed by Tiplady's regiment the reserve foot which had been ordered to support Cooper by Sir Victor. After an exchange of volleys the two foot regiments came to melee. After a brief struggle Tiplady's broke, routing back towards their own lines. Behind them were Livesey's cavalry who managed to avoid becoming disordered by the fleeing infantry. With Colonel Livesey at their head, the parliamentary cavalry charged the Green regiment. His gallant charge saved Tiplady's regiment from destruction, but at a heavy cost. The leading regiment suffered heavy losses from the closing volley fired by the royalists; and even more from the resolute pikemen defending their musketeers. Defeated, the parliamentary cavalry had to fall back to reorganise. Now was the time for Fleetwood to exploit this opportunity, but his command was too far back and chance was missed. Meanwhile, Gerard's had driven back Cooper's regiment with musketry. However, when they attempted to push forward out of the enclosure and towards the supply barn they came under close range artillery fire and musketry and they had to fall back to reform.
|Livesey's cavalry charge home|
In the centre, Fleetwood's command had at last regrouped and moved forward. However, they were too far forward and began to lose men to fire from Cooper's commanded shot. In an attempt to force the issue Fleetwood ordered his leading unit to charge Livesey's men who had just recovered from their failed charge. All this achieved was even more casualties on the royalist horse who advanced into close range but could not close due to the losses they had suffered. As the battered unit fell back it was charged by the parliamentary horse. Caught at a disadvantage the royalists broke, disordering their supporting regiment which was then assailed by the victorious parliamentarians. The royalists put up a brave resistance, but eventually they gave way and fled the field.
Saville's men were sensing victory. Assheton's regiment having cleared the hedge pushed on towards the supply barn. Behind them, the Causey Hundred clubmen elected to follow in their wake. The determining factor here was the presence of the East Clayton Trained Bands; no love was lost between the two units and there were a few personal scores to settle. Assheton's were opposed by Clayton's own regiment of foot, but they drove it back with musketry and then charged. The parliamentarian regiment staggered under the impact, but just managed to stand its ground. "One more push", thought Assheton "and we'll get to the barn".
|Clayton's commanded shot are defeated|
|Victory for Clayton's regiment and the Trained Bands|
For Lord Melchett it was another defeat, he drew off what remained of his forces. Sir Victor was just happy to have held on to his supplies. Although victorious he had suffered heavy losses and with night drawing on pursuit was out of the question.