At the third time of asking, the Buckingham Insurance League Cup first round tie between Arnold Town and Rowsley 86 finally got the green light on Tuesday night. A first half of many missed chances by both sides, which included a horrific penalty miss from the home side ended with both sides finding the net in the space of two minutes, Jack Bradbury lobbing the stand-in keeper to put Rowsley in front before Aaron Ryan equalised with an overhead kick. With the wind behind them in the second half, Rowsley upped their game with Tim Baker, Bradbury with his second and Shomari Doyle scoring in a 4-1 win.
It wasn’t the best night for our clubs in County Cup matches with two of the five clubs making it through to the second round. Clay Cross were 2-1 winners at Sandiacre Town in the Derbyshire Senior Cup thanks to goals from Jake Johnson in the 3rd minute and Billy Brooks two minutes before half time. In the same competition Holbrook Sports went down 4-1 at Long Eaton United, Cory Bowler the scorer while Pinxton got a walkover to round two after Stapenhill scratched.
In the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup Dinnington Town went through 3-0 against Oughtibridge War Memorial with Hayden Brazier, Nick Garvey and Dan Cain getting the goals. Harworth Colliery lost 6-3 to Jubilee Sports, Ben Temporal, George Johnson and Matthew James the Harworth scorers. Renishaw Rangers also went out, beaten 5-1 at Hemsworth Miners Welfare.
On Wednesday night, Sherwood Colliery Reserves beat their counterparts from Teversal 4-0 at Debdale Park. Tristan Burrell put the Wood in front on 28 minutes, Jordan Ingram getting a second ten minutes into In a second half during which referee Topliss made full use of the sin bin, Jordan Ingram scored on 54 minutes, Burrell struck again three minutes later and completed a well taken hat trick twenty minutes from time.
The two matches in the Steelbeams Derby presidents Cup resulted in 5-0 away wins. Epworth Town Colts made the long trip to Borrowash Victoria and made it six wins from six in all competitions, the goals coming from Rhys Cumberlidge (2), Gary Moment, Matthew Fowler and James Bingham. A hat trick from Boynton Sports’ Montelle Kamara inspired their win at Heanor Town. Joe smith put them ahead in the 24th minute, Nathan Davies doubling the score with 32 played. Kamara’s three goald came in the second half, the final two arriving in the final three minutes.
In the Sheffield and Hallamshire Association Cup Staveley Reserves beat New Bohemians 6-0 at Inkersall Road.